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December 7, 2012

Huskies set to build off last season

FAIRMONT — After clinching its first winning record in nearly a decade last season, the question now surrounding the North Marion boys’ basketball program is this: 

What can the Huskies do for an encore?

Coach Chris Freeman doesn’t know the answer quite yet, but he’s sure the team is on an upward path heading into his sixth year and first in Class AA.

“I like to think we’re getting there as a program,” he said earlier this week. “Are we there yet? I’m not sure, but I’m interested to see how our kids bounce back after a good season last year.”

And 2011-12 certainly was a good season.

North finished 16-7, went 9-7 in conference play and started the year with seven straight wins. They bumped that record to 13-2 by early February before going 3-5 down the stretch and falling to East Fairmont, a team that beat NMHS three times last season, in sectional play.

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