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Claus leading the way as Corsairs prepare for spring scrimmage

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Ray Hamill/HumboldtSports.com – Zac Claus in action for the Corsairs last season.

By Ray Hamill — It’s been a good spring for the College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team, and sophomore Zac Claus in particular.

Despite having this year’s season canceled because of the pandemic, the Corsairs have been practicing for the past several weeks and making some progress.

Next Friday, they’ll finally get the opportunity to play someone different when they travel to Chico for a scrimmage against Butte College.

“We’re excited,” head coach Ryan Bisio said. “It’s been a long journey to get to this point and hopefully we can make it through next week and go out there on Friday and enjoy competing against someone other than ourselves.”

Bisio added that his players are even excited about the prospect of getting in the van and going on a road trip.

Practice has been going well, according to the coach, who works with his players three days a week at Bear River Casino because the CR gym is being used as a COVID vaccination center.

“We’ve really been focusing in our base fundamentals again,” he said. 

And one player in particular has been leading the way this spring on a loaded CR roster.

“Zac Claus has been tremendous this spring in his leadership and the way he’s leading the workouts,” Bisio said. “It doesn’t matter what team he’s on (in practice), they’re going to win.”

No word yet on whether next week’s scrimmage will be streamed live, although Bisio is hoping to be able to do so.

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