Men’s Basketball Coach Ed Madec Preaches Practice, Practice and Practice

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Men’s Basketball Coach Ed Madec Preaches Practice, Practice and Practice

Ian Miller rises above the rim to score against Columbia College on Jan. 16, 2019.

Ian Miller rises above the rim to score against Columbia College on Jan. 16, 2019.

Photo by: Ben Hensley

Ian Miller rises above the rim to score against Columbia College on Jan. 16, 2019.

Photo by: Ben Hensley

Photo by: Ben Hensley

Ian Miller rises above the rim to score against Columbia College on Jan. 16, 2019.


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The Fresno City College men’s basketball team (17-3) looks to capture their 18th consecutive conference championship. Coming off 15 consecutive victories, the Rams’ men’s team looks to maintain first in conference play, ahead of Columbia College (15-5) and College of the Sequoias (13-7).

Led by the offensive efforts of sophomore forward Ethan Richardson (14.3 PPG) and Jonah Brown (12.3 PPG), the Rams have totalled over 70 points per game dating back to their Nov. 16 win over Sierra College 66-36.

The high expectations of a long history of success at FCC were evident in head coach Ed Madec’s words. “We’re a work in progress,” Madec said of the teams performance to this point in the season.

Madec had high praise for sophomore guard Georgie Dancer. Dancer enters the last stretch of the season tallying 11.4 points per game, along with 4.9 assists per game.

“He’s gotta be if not the best player in the state, one of them,” Madec had to say of Dancer, who has also averaged 1.3 steals per game defensively, paired with an average of four rebounds per game.

Madec has high hopes for his first place Rams team entering the final stretch of the season.

“Our goal is always to win a conference championship, then after the conference championship we want to play for a state championship. That’s been the goal every year since I’ve been here and I’ve been here 13 years.”

Madec uses the teams’ history of success to motivate the team to continue to perform to the best of their abilities.

“Fresno City’s about winning championships.”

Coach Madec says the team isn’t ready for championships yet. “We have to grow up. We still have a long way to go,” Madec said.

With eight games remaining until the first round of the regional playoffs, the team remains undefeated in conference. Currently, they sit at 8-0, and hope to be 16-0 in conference by the end of February.

Madec, however, is taking them one game at a time.

“The biggest game is tomorrow, tomorrow we play West Hills Lemoore. If we win that we play Sequoia Saturday. If we win that we play West Hills Coalinga Monday.”

Madec continued to stress the importance of preparation for the upcoming games, saying, “Right now we need to focus on winning our practices.”

For now, the Rams’ continue to practice and push towards a strong playoff performance. Their next home game is Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 5:00 p.m. in the gymnasium at FCC.

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