Fall Fastbreak – Conneaut Lake

   October 29, 2011 5:00 am    0

 

Conneaut Lake Indians
Boys
Coach (season, record): Nick White (2nd season, 8-15)
2010-11 overall record: 8-15
2010-11 region record (place): 2-6 (tied for fourth)
2010-11 playoff results: Lost 73-36 to Rocky Grove in the District 10 Class A quarterfinals.
Top players lost: Sebastian Hutman, Dakota Tabar, R.J. Baker
Top returning players: Andy Baker, Joey Moyer, Tyler Bartlett, Cody Slevin, Derek Niemann, Cole Baker, Chris Richardson, Richie Moore
Assistant coaches: Derek Thomas, Cameron Kean, John Shaw
Outlook: Conneaut Lake will have some work to do in camp after the departure of eight seniors, including the entire starting five from last year. Dakota Tabar and R.J. Baker were named to the all-region second team last year and leave some pretty big shoes to fill. Seniors Andy Baker, Joey Moyer and Cody Slevin will look to guide the young Indians along with juniors Tyler Bartlett and Richie Moore. Sophomores Derek Niemann and Cole Baker could also see plenty of playing time on the varsity level.

Lake has some size in Bartlett (6 feet, 4 inches) and Richardson (6-4) and some unity. This group has played together since middle school but gaining experience will be key as the season goes on. An issue could be guard play as Slevin is the only true guard. The Indians are looking to return to the postseason this winter and if they can gain experience early and come together, they could be playing basketball after the regular season.

Schedule
December
9-10 Conneaut Valley tournament
12 Maplewood 7:30
14 at Commodore Perry 7:30
15 at Mercer 7:30
20 Jamestown 7:30
22 at Saegertown 7:30
28-30 Linesville tournament
January
2 at Reynolds 7:30
3 Youngsville 7:30
6 at Union City 7:30
10 Cambridge Springs 7:30
13 at Cochranton* 7:30
17 Eisenhower* 7:30
24 Linesville* 7:30
27 at Conneaut Valley* 7:30
31 Greenville 7:30
February
3 Cochranton* 7:30
7 at Eisenhower* 7:30
14 at Linesville* 7:30
17 Conneaut Valley* 7:30

Girls
Coach (season): Christine Krankota (1st season)
2010-11 overall record: 7-15
2010-11 region record (place): 2-10 (sixth)
2010-11 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 Class A playoffs.
Top players lost: Lanie Murray, Ashley Arkwright, Lauren Levine
Top returning players: Kayla Betts, Hope Gregg, Jordan Lucian, Lexi Hughes, Kenzie Hughes
Assistant coach: Mark Ruttenberg
Outlook: Conneaut Lake will have a new look this year as Christine Krankota takes over as head coach. Krankota was the junior varsity coach last season and will coach the varsity this winter. The Indians will have to replace three solid players in Lanie Murray, Ashley Arkwright and Lauren Levine. Murray was voted to the all-region second team last fall but can be replaced by Kenzie Hughes, a fellow second-team selection. Hughes is back along with Lexi Hughes, Jordan Lucian, Hope Gregg and Kayla Betts. Coach Krankota is hoping the entire junior class from last year comes out this winter, providing leadership and experience for Lake. The Indians have solid freshman and sophomore classes coming up, providing depth for Lake. The Indians’ program will be under new direction this winter and if the players buy into Krankota’s coaching, the program could be on the way up.

Schedule
December
9-10 Conneaut Valley tournament
13 Commodore Perry 7:30
15 at Farrell 7:30
16 Cochranton* 7:30
19 Saegertown* 7:30
21 at Eisenhower* 7:30
23 Conneaut Valley* 7:30
28-29 Linesville tournament
January
5 at Linesville* 7:30
9 Youngsville* 7:30
12 Lakeview 7:30
23 at Cochranton* 7:30
26 at Saegertown* 7:30
30 Iroquois 7:30
February
2 Eisenhower* 7:30
4 at Jamestown 2:30
6 at Conneaut Valley* 7:30
9 Linesville* 7:30
13 at Youngsville* 7:30
16 at Lakeview 7:30

Sunday: Conneaut Valley

– Tom Reisenweber

 

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