Players take new roles as NorthWood boys basketball seeks fourth straight 20-win season

Elkhart Truth photo/Sam HouseholderThe 2016-17 NorthWood varsity boys basketball team includes (from left): First row - Matt Dutkowski, DeAndre Smart, Caleb Lung, Luke Holland, Trey Bilinski, Luke Zurcher, Caleb Glick and Jordan BeMiller. Second row - coach Aaron Wolfe, Kaden Gongwer, Nick Bean, Vincent Miranda, Terrell Pratcher, Jared Hoffman and Brad Delio.

NAPPANEE — Twenty wins is a tall order in any season, but if the NorthWood Panthers can swing it for a fourth straight season, they'll match Elkhart High School 63 years earlier as the only boys basketball programs in Elkhart County history to manage the achievement.

NorthWood would seem to have a running jump-start toward the feat with three starters back from last season's 24-3 club that set school standards for wins and winning percentage.

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