Posted On: 12/10/19 2:54 PM

The non-conference slate for Western Christian has been a gauntlet of sorts as the Pioneers have been taking on top teams from larger classifications - and beating them. Alex Nicoli is enjoying every minute of it. The hard-nosed 6-foot-1, 175-pound guard is having tons of fun playing out his senior season with his hoops family and with his first college scholarship offer in hand, hopes to finish things off with a repeat championship.

"The schedule we're playing - we're playing to win another state title," Nicoli said. "And we're only going to do that together and playing Western basketball. It all starts on defense - we can shoot lights out on offense but if we're not bringing it every night on the defensive end, we're not going to play how we do."

Nicoli is undoubtedly a key piece of the puzzle for the Pioneers. A deadeye shooter, he's worked on improving his off-the-dribble game and he's absolutely relentless on defense. He credits it all to the team. "I feel like it's come a long way since freshman year," Nicoli said. "Growing up with these guys, they're like family. They push me every single day to be my best and I

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