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Warrensburg’s Luke Mackey puts up a lay-up after being fouled in the Warrensburg Jamboree Tuesday, Nov. 13.

WARRENSBURG — Warrensburg boys basketball brings a senior-heavy squad into the 2018-19 season.

“We have some really high expectations,” Warrensburg coach Chris Nimmo said. “(It’s) a very experienced group.

The Tigers return three starters in seniors Luke Mackey, Luke Landwehr and Zack Reed. Senior Peyton Long came off the bench as a junior and seniors Jaason Levine and Ejyah Sheridan return to the squad. Warrensburg lost its two top scorers from a year ago to graduation.

Mackey is the field general for the group as the point guard, but could take on a further scoring role this year after averaging 7.6 points per game last year.

“We think he will score more than has he in the past,” Nimmo.

Landwehr fought through injury troubles as a junior, but still managed to average 9.5 points per game

Long had a breakout year as a junior, coming off the bench as the fourth leading scorer at 7.9 ppg.

“Last year he could shoot it, but this year is a better all-around player,” Nimmo said.

Warrensburg went 15-7 a year ago and now move to the Missouri River Valley West division.

“We’ve played a lot of those teams throughout the years,” Nimmos said on the conference change. “We think we are going to be able to compete in every game.”

SCHEDULE

Nov. 27, at St. Pius X, 7 p.m.

Dec. 2, Moberly (Norm Stewart Classic at Columbia College)

Dec. 7, at Smith-Cotton, 7 p.m.

Dec. 11, Clinton, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 15, Shootout at UCM

Dec. 18, Harrisonville, 7 p.m.

Dec. 27-29, Tournament at Rolla High School

Jan. 4, at Odessa, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 7-12, Tournament at California

Jan. 17, Center, 7 p.m.

Jan. 21-26, Tournament at Clinton

Jan. 29, Excelsior Springs, 7 p.m.

Feb. 1, Oak Grove, 7 p.m.

Feb. 5, at Pleasant Hill, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 8, Odessa, 7 p.m.

Feb. 12, at Harrisonville, 7 p.m.

Feb. 15, at Excelsior Springs, 7 p.m.

Feb. 19, at Oak Grove, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 21, Pleasant Hill, 7 p.m.

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