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  • Daily Messenger boys basketball preview capsules

  • A look at the area's boys basketball teams for the 2012-13 season.

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  • Bloomfield Bombers
    COACH/YEAR Jonathan Mastin/9th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes West/C1
    2011-12 RECORD 16-3/lost to Cal-Mum in second round
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Sean Fitzgerald, sr., G; Sam Cary, sr., G; Matt Foote, sr., F
    KEY LOSSES Jarrett Riker, G; Zach DeBoard, G; Ethan Hudson, F; Taylor Rayburn, G; Patrick Erdle, F
    KEY NEWCOMERS Austin Ferguson, jr., G; Brian Dulen, jr. G/F; Dylan Taillon, jr., G; Alex Flattery, so., F; Ty Clauss, jr., G
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Red Jacket Dec. 11 and vs. Honeoye Jan. 9
    COACH’S COMMENTS “We will have an inexperienced group that will need to work hard on both ends of the floor and communicate effectively for us to compete against the top teams In our league and classification.”
    Canandaigua Braves
    COACH/YEAR Mike Broderick/15th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Monroe County East II/A
    2011-12 RECORD 7-12/lost to McQuaid in quarterfinals
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Colin McGlynn, sr., F; Mitch O’Donnell, jr., G; Sean Outhouse, sr., G
    KEY LOSSES Matt Scharr, G; Tyler Serafine, G; David Serron, F; Ian Thomas, F
    KEY NEWCOMERS Ian Brown, so., G; Patrick Coyne, so., G; Dillon Mergenthaler, so., F
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Newark Dec. 12 and vs. Victor Dec. 21 at FLCC
    COACH’S COMMENTS “A great group of kids who play hard and play together. A new division presents us with extremely tough match-ups. We are hoping that our lack of game experience will be overcome by great effort on the defensive end, sharing the ball on the offensive end and focusing on rebounding at both ends of the floor.”
    Clyde-Savannah Golden Eagles
    COACH/YEAR Tim Jackson/2nd
    LEAGUE/CLASS Wayne County/C3
    2011-12 RECORD 12-8/lost to Honeoye in quarterfinals
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Kam Disanto, jr., F; Jomaine Bogan, jr., F; Patrick Harper, sr., F; Tom Molisani, sr., G; Joe Faniel, jr., G
    KEY LOSSES Tyler Gary, G
    KEY NEWCOMERS Tom Kanaley, sr., F;
    GAMES TO SEE at Lyons Jan. 10 and at East Rochester Jan. 18
    COACH’S COMMENTS “If the team is willing to sacrifice points and minutes and buy into our defensive philosophy, we should have a very successful season.”
    East Rochester Bombers
    COACH/YEAR Mark Michele/18th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Wayne County/C1
    2011-12 RECORD 20-4/won sectionals
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Justin Reho, jr., G; Tre’ Miller, jr., G/F; Austin Peterson, sr., F
    KEY LOSSES Nick Nadeau, G; Miles Boyer, C; Trevor Herb, F; Jordan Michele, G; Darnell Rhodes, PG
    Page 2 of 5 - KEY NEWCOMERS Phineas Jacques, jr., F; Zack Hauser, jr., F
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Lyons Dec. 12 and vs. Clyde Jan. 18
    COACH’S COMMENTS “The key to success for this team will be their ability to handle adversity, mature, and learn our system.”
    Harley-Allendale Columbia Wolves
    COACH/YEAR Paul Liotti/2nd
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes West/C3
    2011-12 RECORD 5-14/lost to Red Jacket in first round
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Jamir Avery, sr., F/G; Eric Tolhurst, so., C; Kier Monydeng, jr., F
    KEY LOSSES Ingram Miller, F; Anton Schutz, PG; Duncan Phillips, C
    KEY NEWCOMERS Bryan Wang, jr., G; Galen Everett, so., G; Nick Boyer, so., G; Amos Frye, so., C; Ole Talberg, sr., C;
    GAMES TO SEE at Red Jacket Jan. 15 and vs. Bloomfield Feb. 14
    COACH’S COMMENTS “With only one full-time starter and just four players returning from last year, we will be young and inexperienced. Our non-conference schedule is formidable with two games against Class A School of the Arts and two against Early College International School. The Finger Lakes West again will be a tough league.”
    Honeoye Bulldogs
    COACH/YEAR Jim Parshall/5th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes West/C3
    2011-12 RECORD 17-4/lost to York in finals
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Ben Cratsley, sr., PG; Justin Soliday, sr., G/F; Allan Smith, sr., F; Branden Curtis, sr., G
    KEY LOSSES Kyle Boldt, PG; Colin Gotham, G; Luke Blain, F
    KEY NEWCOMERS Tanner Gladding, jr., G; Jeff Woodard, sr., F
    GAMES TO SEE at Naples Dec. 21 and vs. Red Jacket Jan. 3
    COACH’S COMMENTS “While the kids want to talk about doing deeper into the sectionals, I’m concerned about how we’re going to compete against East Rochester in the opening game.”
    Lyons Lions
    COACH/YEAR Zac Young/4th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes West/C2
    2011-12 RECORD 19-2/lost to Cuba-Rushford in sectional finals
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Tony Franklin, sr., F; Devan Veeder, sr., G; Mareese Wells, sr., G; Tre’ Johnson, sr., F; Jacob Kehoe, sr., F; Alex Musolino, sr., G; DJ Long, jr., F
    KEY LOSSES Derick Fera, PG
    KEY NEWCOMERS Damien Scott, jr., G; Justin Olson, jr., G
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Clyde Jan. 10 and at Newark Feb. 2
    COACH’S COMMENTS “Our nucleus of seniors and juniors with experience from last year should help make us contenders in a competitive Wayne County league. The key to our season will be our ability to mesh as a team and play together. We also must defend and use our athleticism against bigger teams.”
    Page 3 of 5 - Marcus Whitman Wildcats
    COACH/YEAR Kevin Bailey/5th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes East/B2
    2011-12 RECORD 1-17/lost to Attica in first round
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS John Eskind, sr., G/F; Tyler Rohrback, sr., G; Merritt Bailey, jr., G/F; Rhen Grover, jr., G/F; Matt Hall, jr., F
    KEY LOSSES Danny Wickham, G; Danny Clark, G; Clay Wilson, G/F
    KEY NEWCOMERS Luke Shively, jr., G; Devante Evans, jr., G/F; Jayson Crowley, jr., G/F; Justin Lyons, jr., G/F
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Penn Yan Dec. 14 and at Midlakes Dec. 21
    COACH’S COMMENTS “To always compete at our potential and peak during a strong post-season run.”
    Midlakes Screaming Eagles
    COACH/YEAR Pete Czerkas/1st
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes East/B1
    2011-12 RECORD 7-12/lost to Pal-Mac in first round
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Mike Gelder, sr., SG; Dakota Norrison, sr., SG; Cam Colacino, sr., F; Louis Price sr., G/F; Mason Jones, jr., PG
    KEY LOSSES Tyler Fisher, F; Ricardo Thomas, F; Chris Lohr, F; Keagan Turner, F
    KEY NEWCOMERS Jacob Cheney, sr., SG; Jacob Kemp, jr., SG; Garrett Bunce, jr., G; Carter Bunce, jr., F; Nick Brooks, jr., F
    GAMES TO SEE at Pal-Mac Dec. 14 and at Marcus Whitman Feb. 5
    COACH’S COMMENTS “Our goal this year is to improve every day individually and as a team. If we can accomplish this goal we can be competitive in a strong Finger Lakes East league and have a respectful showing in sectionals.”
    Naples Big Green
    COACH/YEAR Mick Salter/18th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes West/C3
    2011-12 RECORD 6-13/lost to Campbell-Savona in first round
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Adrian Black, sr., G; C.J. Kobus, sr., G; Jake Ball, sr., G; Nik Tilley, sr., G/F; Luke Parker, sr., F; Ryan Thompson, sr., F
    KEY LOSSES Will Eaton, F
    KEY NEWCOMERS Isaiah Tilley, so., F; Tanner VandeSande, jr., G; Tyler Holton, jr., G
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Honeoye Dec. 21 and vs. Red Jacket Jan. 11
    COACH’S COMMENTS “The team expects to be very competitive and would like to finish in the top three.”
    Newark Reds
    COACH/YEAR Bob Havrilla/4th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes East/B1
    2011-12 RECORD 11-9/lost to Charlotte in semifinals
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Anthony Lombardi, sr., F; Micah Wright, jr., F; David Stone, sr., G; Phil Tack, jr., G/F; Jaymee Rosser, jr., F
    KEY LOSSES Josh Williams, F; Jacob Shear, G
    KEY NEWCOMERS RonDerrick Morris, so., G; Tyler Collins, so., G;
    Page 4 of 5 - GAMES TO SEE vs. Pal-Mac Dec. 21 and vs. Lyons Feb. 2
    COACH’S COMMENTS “Newark will hope to build on the leadership from five out of the top seven players having previous varsity playing experience. Newark will also rely on senior Anthony Lombardi who was injured most of last year. Newark hopes to have a well balanced attack this year offensively and defensively.”
    Palmyra-Macedon Red Raiders
    COACH/YEAR Dan Harris/3rd
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes East/B1
    2011-12 RECORD 13-8/lost to Charlotte in finals
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Mitch Crist, sr., G; Cody Eckerson, sr., G; Josh Lennon, sr., F; Matt Hall, sr., G
    KEY LOSSES Cody Argus, G; Sean Nolan, G; Derek Wager, F; Coleston Scheik, G
    KEY NEWCOMERS Trevor Wager, jr., G/F; Stephen Morrell, jr., G; Devin Robson, sr., F; Jon VanKouwenberg, jr., G/F
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Midlakes Dec. 14 and at Newark Dec. 21
    COACH’S COMMENTS “We are looking to improve within our system each game we play. We hope that by the close of the regular season, we are peaking to make another run deep into sectionals.”
    Penn Yan Mustangs
    COACH/YEAR Jay Hollister/4th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes East/B1
    2011-12 RECORD 5-14/lost to Waterloo in first round
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS James Burdette, sr., F; Scott Walker, sr., C; Corey Grace, sr., PG; Eric Johnson, sr., G; Shane Bloom, jr., G
    KEY LOSSES Colby Treat, F; Dylan Yonts, G; Nate Spoor, F
    KEY NEWCOMERS Bradley Voigt, jr., G; Andrew Perl, jr., G GAMES TO SEE at Marcus Whitman Dec. 14 and vs. Midlakes Jan. 18
    COACH’S COMMENTS “We plan to compete each and every night”
    Red Jacket Indians
    COACH/YEAR George English/1st
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes West/C2
    2011-12 RECORD 7-13/lost to York in second round
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Mike Giaconia, sr., F; Tyler Liberty, sr., G; Cyrus Baker, sr., F Alex Folts, sr., G Kory Fogarty, so., G Dom Vazquez, sr., G Hunter VanGorder, sr., F; Garrett Janssen, sr., F
    KEY LOSSES Anthony Palmari, G; Ryan Foster, G
    KEY NEWCOMERS Glenn Austin, so., F; Mike Newcomb, jr., G/F; Ethan Bretz, jr., G; Ryan Sadler, jr., F; Bryce Guerrie, jr., G/F
    GAMES TO SEE at Honeoye Jan. 3 and vs. Naples Feb. 14
    COACH’S COMMENTS “I expect our team to contend for the league title.”
    South Seneca-Romulus Falcons
    COACH/YEAR Kyle Collinsworth/1st
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes West/C1
    2011-12 RECORD first year as combined team
    Sodus Spartans
    Page 5 of 5 - COACH/YEAR Tim Stone/1st
    LEAGUE/CLASS Wayne County/C1
    2011-12 RECORD Did not field a team last year
    COACH’S COMMENTS “My expectations for the season are to reach our full potential. We want to get better each and every day.”
    Victor Blue Devils
    COACH/YEAR Frank Clark/4th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Monroe County East I/AA2
    2011-12 RECORD 8-12/lost to East in finals
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Conor Powers, jr., G; Stephen Page, sr., G; Cash Bleier, sr., F
    KEY LOSSES Mitch Ford, F; TJ DiSanto, G; John Maloney, G
    KEY NEWCOMERS Luke Bleier, jr., F; Luis Rivera, jr., F; Nick Edgar, jr., G/F; Grant Hildman, so., G
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Canandaigua Dec. 21 at FLCC and vs. Fairport Jan. 11
    COACH’S COMMENTS “We hope to be competitive in a very strong league and show improvement throughout the season. We also hope our juniors continue to develop and gain valuable experience.”

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