Fall Fastbreak – Sharon

   November 29, 2011 8:00 pm    0

 

Sharon Tigers
Boys
Coach (season, record): Justin Magestro (3rd season at Sharon, 9th season overall, 26-22 at Sharon, 120-68 overall)
2010-11 overall record: 20-6
2010-11 region record (place): 14-2 (champion)
2010-11 playoff results: Defeated Girard 55-43, lost to General Mclane 69-68 and defeated East 67-63 to become the third seed from District 10. Sharon then lost 72-42 to Montour in the first round of the PIAA playoffs.
Top players lost: Charles Brown, Billy Jackson
Top returning players: Andre Jefferson, Marlin Sanders, Khalil Hopson
Assistant coaches: Jeff Sirianni, David Hansen
Outlook: Sharon has an experienced team back this winter after a solid run last winter. The Tigers will miss Charles Brown and Billy Jackson, but third-year coach Justin Magestro has a big-time player back in Andre Jefferson. Add in Marlin Sanders and Khalil Hopson, who are all two-year starters, and the Tigers might be the team to beat in Region 6 and possibly District 10. Sharon could receive some help from Mark Henry, Tyler Little, Darrell Stovall, Nate Jacoway, Mike Porterfield and Thomas Ripley this season. The Tigers have high expectations this winter and if they come together as the season progresses they could be in the running for the district title. Sharon was edged by General McLane in the D-10 semifinals, which could fuel the Tigers this year.

Schedule
December
17 at Hickory* 2:30
22 at Grove City* 7:30
29-30 Farrell tournament
January
3 at Oil City* 7:30
6 Meadville* 7:30
10 Slippery Rock* 7:30
16 at Youngstown Ursuline (Ohio) TBA
17 Titusville* 7:30
19 at Farrell* 7:30
21 Franklin* 7:30
24 Hickory* 7:30
27 Grove City* 7:30
29 at Beaver Falls TBA
31 Oil City* 7:30
February
2 at Meadville* 7:30
4 at Slippery Rock* 7:30
7 George Junior 7:30
10 at Titusville* 7:30
13 New Castle 7:30
14 Farrell* 7:30
17 at Franklin* 7:30

Girls
Coach (season, record): Gene Sarazen (9th season as Sharon girls coach, 12th season overall, 148-58 as girls coach, 183-100 overall)
2010-11 overall record: 20-6
2010-11 region record (place): 11-1 (champion)
2010-11 playoff results: Defeated Cambridge Springs 62-29 and Girard 51-41 before losing 61-37 to Villa Maria in the District 10 Class AA championship. Sharon then defeated Beaver Falls 49-46 and lost 49-45 to Greensburg Central Catholic in the PIAA playoffs.
Top players lost: Brittany Benedetto, Karlesia Edwards, Kristen Johnson, Brittany Johnson
Top returning players: Marketta Jackson, Kendra Ham
Assistant coaches: Terry Shernisky, Pat Moats
Outlook: Sharon could go through a rebuilding year with the graduation of standouts Brittany Benedetto, Karlesia Edwards, Kristen Johnson and Brittany Johnson to graduation. The four were important parts of last year’s team that went to the PIAA playoffs. Marketta Jackson and Kendra Ham are back to provide a balance of inside and outside play but Sharon might struggle in region play. Sharpsville and Greenville will likely be the Region 2 contenders but if the Tigers can build a team and chemistry, they might sneak back in to the District 10 playoffs.

Schedule
December
9-10 Sharon tournament
15 at Wilmington* 7:30
21 Lakeview* 7:30
23 Greenville* 7:30
28-29 Brookfield tournament
January
5 at Sharpsville* 7:30
9 at Mercer* 7:30
12 Reynolds* 7:30
14 at Hickory 2:30
16 at Girard 7:30
21 Neshannock 2:30
23 Wilmington* 7:30
25 Rocky Grove 7:30
26 at Lakeview* 7:30
30 at West Middlesex 7:30
February
1 at Franklin 7:30
6 at Greenville* 7:30
9 Sharpsville* 7:30
13 Mercer* 7:30
16 at Reynolds* 7:30

Tuesday: Sharpsville, Slippery Rock

— Tom Reisenweber

 

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