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By Pierre Bibbs
Sports Editor 

Mavericks Basketball 2019-20

Mavericks return many athletes this season


December 11, 2019

Jennifer Ray Photography

The 2019-20 North Country Mavericks: Back Row (L-R): Head Coach Ralph Ellsworth, Beau Simonson, Ty Murphy, Ryder Jones, Dustin Ostrom, Brady Albus, Cordell Younkin, Jesse Lee, Assistant Coach Taylor Olson. Front Row (L-R): Manager Cade Strommen, Loden Idler, Leo Tskovrebadze, Trey Johnson, Aiden Albus, Randy Gairrett, Jon Rey Taylor, Jeremy Longtree, manager Walker Albus.

The North Country Mavericks have retained all but one starter this season, and the group hopes to improve upon their 2018-19 outing which ended at the 3C District Tournament.

"Everybody is a little bigger, a little stronger," Coach Ralph Ellsworth told the PCN. "Those same teams are still there; Scobey, Lustre, and Dodson. We gotta beat one of them to get to the divisionals."

Coach Ellsworth shared his goal for this year's group. In fact, his goal is consistent every year.

"Here is my goal as a coach," Ellsworth said. "My goal is to win a trophy at every tournament I get into. That is my si...

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