David, the freshman forward, became so embarrassed that he ignored team tradition and stopped wearing a tie to school on game days. His low point came on Jan.18, after Gunderson lost again, to EvergreenValley. In the locker room David began to cry, something he hadn't done in years. Allen walked in, and Bejarano, there to support the team. But David couldn't stop. He hunched over, the tears seeping out. He considered quitting, or transferring. He wondered whether there would even be a Gunderson basketball team in a year's time.