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Fall Fastbreak – Jamestown

Jamestown Muskies
Boys
Coach (season, record): Tyler Babcock (3rd season, 9-35)
2011-12 overall record: 3-19
2011-12 region record (place): 2-8 (fifth)
2011-12 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 Class A playoffs.
Top players lost: Derek Mauser, Ronnie Artman
Top returning players: Alex Boyland, Ryan Livingston, Kyle Melton
Assistant coach: Scot Vannoy
Outlook: Jamestown has gone through a tough stretch over the past few years but the Muskies have the experience to break out this winter. Jamestown will have to replace Derek Mauser and Ronnie Artman, who graduated in the spring. The Muskies return three seniors in Alex Boyland, Ryan Livingston and Kyle Melton. All three are returning starters and will see significant minutes. In fact, one of the Muskies’ glaring weaknesses could be depth at the guard position, making Livingston a key player that has to stay on the floor and up-and-coming sophomore Andrew Moss. Both could log a lot of minutes this year. Melton and Boyland will anchor the forwards whil sophomores William Graham and Todd Depree could step into varsity minutes right away. Jamestown is hungry to turn the program around this winter and playing smart basketball could be the key to doing so.

Schedule
December
7-8 Jamestown tournament
12 at Mercer 7:30
14 Sharpsville 7:30
18 at Wilmington 7:30
27-28 Commodore Perry tournament
January
7 Maplewood 7:30
8 at Kennedy Catholic* 7:30
11 at Rocky Grove* 7:30
15 Commodore Perry* 7:30
18 at VisionQuest* 7:30
23 at Cochranton 7:30
25 Reynolds 7:30
29 Kennedy Catholic* 7:30
February
1 Rocky Grove* 7:30
5 at Commodore Perry* 7:30
8 VisionQuest* 7:30
12 Saegertown 7:30
13 Greenville 7:30
15 at Cambridge Springs 7:30
*Region 1 games

Girls
Coach (season, record): Allison Gordon (3rd season, 8-34)
2011-12 overall record: 4-16
2011-12 region record (place): 1-9 (tied for fifth)
2011-12 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 Class A playoffs.
Top players lost: Cassie Schuhlen, Kylee Polley, Taylor Brooks
Top returning players: Isabella Greenawalt, Savannah Miller
Assistant coaches: Mike Seman, Greg Shirey
Outlook: Jamestown could go through a rebuilding year as the Muskies start looking toward the future. Jamestown graduated three seniors in Cassie Schuhlen, Kylee Polley and Taylor Brooks. All three were leaders on the team, while Schuhlen was voted to the all-region team over the past two years. She was the leading scorer last year while Polley was third. Sophomore guard Isabella Greenawalt is a returning starter along with junior point guard Savannah Miller. Greenawalt was the second-leading scorer for the Muskies last year, while Miller was a leader on the team at point guard. Both could play crucial roles on this year’s team. Emily Robinson, Loghan Sankey and Mikayla Keyser are younger players that could step into big varsity roles right away. The Muskies are in a tough region but any growing pains they go through this year to build chemistry, could pay off down the line.

Schedule
December
7-8 Oil City tournament
12 at Sharon 7:30
14 at Greenville 7:30
17 at Maplewood 7:30
27-28 Commodore Perry tournament
January
5 at Fort LeBoeuf 7:30
7 at Kennedy Catholic* 7:30
10 West Middlesex 7:30
14 Commodore Perry* 7:30
17 at Rocky Grove* 7:30
19 at Lakeview 2:30
21 at Reynolds* 7:30
24 Farrell* 7:30
26 at Sharpsville 2:30
28 Kennedy Catholic* 7:30
31 at Commodore Perry* 7:30
February
4 Rocky Grove* 7:30
6 at Wilmington 7:30
11 Reynolds* 7:30
14 at Farrell* 7:30
*Region 1 games

Sunday: Kennedy Catholic

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted in: Basketball, Fall Fastbreak

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