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Sixth-year Hesston College men’s basketball coach Dustin Galyon is eager to unleash a roster he expects will bring excitement and energy to Yost Center. Nine new faces complement five returners from last year’s 21-win team that fell an overtime period short of the Region VI championship game.

“Our team is long, athletic and we move extremely well,” Galyon said. “This group has the potential to be the best defensive and rebounding team that I’ve ever had. We’re still learning and have a long way to go.”

As is typical, the 2013-14 Larks feature a stout schedule, including eight non-region contests versus in-state NJCAA Division I opponents. Following Christmas break, Hesston’s schedule features a 10-game Region VI slate that features traditional powers Johnson County CC (Overland Park, Kan.) and Brown Mackie College (Salina, Kan.), last year’s Region VI tournament winner.

“We have an incredible non-region schedule and I believe we’ll be a tougher and more focused team because of it,” Galyon said. “This year’s team is about creating chaos on the defensive end and an up-tempo style of offensive play. We’re going to be a physical and aggressive group.”