SALEM (WSLS 10 SPORTS) - The Roanoke College Men's basketball team is in the midst of one of the best seasons they've seen in years. The Maroons under head coach Page Moir are on a 12 game win streak with a record of 12-1.
"We're putting everything we can in the each game and thinking about that particular game and by doing that I think we're giving it our best shot every night and we expect to get the opponents best shot too, now that we're starting to be successful," said Coach Moir.
The Maroons roster boasts many local athletes, all who contribute to this year's team.
Four players from Southwest Virginia to be exact, Bryce Woodliff from North Cross and Dustin Hassell from Lord Botetourt have made an impact on the court, while seniors Carter Wright, out of Hidden Valley and Seth Bradley, from Alleghany, lead by example.
"Those two young men are leaders, they work hard and they've done a great job setting the tone for the younger guys," Moir added.
"Being so close to home and having a few more extra fans here makes it a lot better, knowing we have a lot more support from people in the area," said Bradley.
The hot start puts the Maroons at the top of the ODAC standings, going 4-0 in conference play.
"This conference is really, really good. Every game we've played has been competitive, it's coming down to the wire. We've been lucky enough to get all four of them but we've been playing close in all of them so the ball just turned our way sometimes," Wright explained.
The Maroons host rival Hampden-Sydney in a conference matchup Wednesday, January 13 at 5pm.