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Saints silent… but deadly?

Kyle Jett, Adam Gillette and Jack Wright didn’t get much of a break between sports seasons. It lasted just a few hours.

On the same Saturday that Nansemond-Suffolk Academy played its final football game against Hampton Roads Academy, new coach Jason Coulombe (who’s coached &uot;all over the place,&uot; he said) had Jett, Gillette, Wright and the rest of the Saints on the basketball courts – and they haven’t stopped since.

Six days a week, either Saturday or Sunday, the boys go for at least two hours a day. Twice a week, they run two miles.

Because according to the players, there’s a lot to improve after last year’s sub-.500 record.

&uot;Defense,&uot; said Jett, a First Team All-TCIS selection last season.

&uot;Running,&uot; said Matt Hamlet

&uot;Communication,&uot; said Patrick Clark.

&uot;We just have to bring everything together,&uot; said Gillette.

Next Tuesday, the Saints hope to do so in their season opener at home against Hampton Christian. Last week, they got started in a scrimmage against visiting Steward.

&uot;It was sloppy, but we did OK,&uot; said Wright.

It’s not just their on-court skills that need improving, Jett said. That’s why the Saints hope to fill their fan section in the bleachers with classmates adorned in yellow and blue shirts blaring, &uot;The Cage,&uot; NSA’s new fan club.

&uot;You can never have enough support,&uot; Clark said.

Looks like NSA prefers to save its talking for the court.

jason.norman@suffolknewsherald.com