BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM CAPSULES
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Auburn Hills Avondale
HEAD COACH: Jeff Borja, second season.
LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 19-4, 14-2 OAA White Division (first-tied).
STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost to Pontiac in Class A district finals (63-60).
RETURNING STARTERS: A.J. Susick, 6-6 sr. C (signed with Madonna for baseball).
OTHER RETURNEES: Landen Tenwolde, sr. G; Niko Parks, sr. G; Deonte Randolph, sr. G.
KEY NEWCOMERS: DaeQuan Terrell, soph. G/F (transfer); Jabbar Mims, soph. G (transfer); Sedric Wytch, jr. G; Clark Clancy, jr. C; Brandon Golden, jr. F.
KEY LOSSES: Ray Tillman, 6- SG; Tony Harris Jr., 5-8 PG (Lake Superior State); Ryan Brancheau, 6-4 F (all-state high jumper); Eric Garrison, 6-1 F; DJ Ratcliff, 5-7 G; Darius Hall, 5-11 G/F.
NOTABLES: This team must replace two quality guards, including all-stater Tillman and Harris, the top returning scorers. This team will need for some other players to step up and fill the void in a rebuilding season. There is a quality sophomore class which could mold into a fine unit, although high levels of success may be a year away.
Auburn Hills Christian Academy
HEAD COACH: Jaret Thomas, first season.
LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 19-2, independent.
STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in Class D districts to Auburn Hills Oakland Christian.
RETURNING STARTERS: Not available.
OTHER RETURNEES: Not available.
KEY NEWCOMERS: Not available.
KEY LOSSES: Bobby Elliott, 6-5 F.
NOTABLES: The Cougars, who are in their seventh season of MHSAA competition, have finally landed in a league, the Inner-State Athletic Association. They have competed as a independent since the late 1990s, when they competed as Pontiac Greater Life Academy in the Metro Christian Conference. AHC is also on its fourth head coach in five years.
Auburn Hills Oakland Christian
HEAD COACH: Dennis Hopkins (seventh season (158-82).
LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 22-2, 13-1 MIAC Blue Division (first).
STATE TOURNAMENT: District champs; Lost in Class D regional finals to Detroit Westside Christian.
RETURNING STARTERS: Drew Perrin, 5-10 sr. PG (All-State in three sports); Josh Peterson, 6-6 sr. C; Charles Hayden, 6-4 sr. F; Nathan Piasecki, 6-2 sr. F.
OTHER RETURNEES: D.J. Stevens, 6-1 soph. G/F; Van Noord, 5-9 soph. SG; Chris Polite, 5-10 jr. G; Luke Combs, 6-3 sr. F.
KEY NEWCOMERS: None.
KEY LOSSES: Adam Kern, 6-0 F; Chad Snyder, 6-0 G.
NOTABLES: Eight of the top nine players are back for the Lancers, who were victims of a buzzer-beater in the regional finals last season. For the first time, Oakland Christian is Class C this year but still a top-20 opponent. There is everything capable for making a long tournament run. The only roadblock will be that there are several high-quality teams in the Lancers’ district and teams they could face in the regional if they advanced that far are also very good. The road will be tougher.
HEAD COACH: Dan Fife, 20th season.
LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 19-6, 10-2 OAA Red Division (tied-first).
STATE TOURNAMENT: District champions; lost in Class A regional finals to Bay City Western (45-37).
RETURNING STARTERS: Nick Tatu, 6-2 sr. SG; Matt Dellinger, 6-2 F; Mitch Baenziger, 6-2 sr. PG.
OTHER RETURNEES: Jordan Dasuqi, 6-2 jr. G; Alan Kamieniecki, 6-5 sr. F; Mark Tynan, 6-2 sr. F; Travis Smith, 6-1 sr. G/F; Chance Huth, 6-3 jr. G/F; Zach Collins, 6-2 sr. F (injured most of last season).
KEY NEWCOMERS: Andrew Myers, 5-11fr.G; Nick Owens, 6-0 soph. G; Tim Cason, 6-3 soph. F; Nate Yeloushan, 6-2 jr. F; Dylan Hancook, 6-4 jr. F; Nick Matich, 6-3 soph. C.
KEY LOSSES: Marcus Hardy, 6-6 F/C; Max Collins, 6-3 F; Matt Rodgers, 6-3 F.
NOTABLES: Clarkston is the model of consistency, reaching at least the Class A regional finals each of the past nine years with 18 straight district crowns. The Wolves carried a 14-game win streak into the regional finals after a slow start and were 3-0 to start this season. All of those wins were lopsided, signaling that this team is quite capable of another league championship and long postseason run.
Clarkston Everest Collegiate
HEAD COACH: Ann Lowney, third season.
LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 14-8, 7-3 CHSL A-West (second).
STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in Class D district semifinals to Auburn Hills Oakland Christian.
RETURNING STARTERS: Donald Allen, 6-5 sr. C; Richie Cross, 6-0 jr. PG; Blake Beauchamp, 6-0 jr. PG; Mitchell Lasecki, 5-10 jr. F; Davis Smith, 6-0 jr. F.
OTHER RETURNEES: Ben Marcial, 6-2 jr. F; Sam Bellestri, 5-10 sr. G; Noah Beauchamp, 5-11 soph. F; Patrick Nalepa, 5-10 sr. G:
KEY LOSSES: None.
NOTABLES: This is the Mountaineers’ third season as a varsity program and first with a senior class. The top nine players are all back and with Oakland Christian being in Class C this season, this team could very well contend for a district trophy. This team has grown up fast under Lowney and is starting to see the fruit of sacrifices and labor of building a program from scratch two years ago.
Clarkston Springfield Christian
HEAD COACH: Pat Wagner, third season.
LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 8-12, 3-5 FBAC Red Division (third).
STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in MACS Division II sectional opener to Lake Orion Baptist (57-52).
RETURNING STARTERS: None.
OTHER RETURNEES: Colin Rutland, 6-4 sr. F/C; Andrew Alonzi, 5-7 soph. PG;
KEY NEWCOMERS: Kyle Pendley, 6-2 sr. G/F.
KEY LOSSES: Alex Trull, 5-10 G; Kevin Bettinger, 6-1 F; Steven Lowery, 6-1 F; Ben Matthews, 6-3 jr. F (transferred to Holly); David Alonzi, 6-0 G/F; Daniel Alonzi, 6-0 F.
NOTABLES: A 1-8 start indicates a major rebuilding year. The Eagles not only lost all five starters, but had nine players that either graduated or transferred out, leaving just two players with minutes from last season.
HEAD COACH: Lance Baylis, seventh season (74-56)
LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 14-7, 12-4 Flint Metro League (second).
STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost to Clarkston in Class A district semifinals.
RETURNING STARTERS: Nic Stoll, 6-7 sr. F; Austin Hopkin, 6-4 sr. G; Jared Plawski, 6-2 sr. PG.
OTHER RETURNEES: Donovan Williams, 5-11 sr. G; Michael Alexander, 6-5 jr. F.
KEY NEWCOMERS: Isaac Casillas, 5-11 fr. G; Parker Rowse, 5-9 fr. G; Morgan Baylis, 6-1 fr. G; Logan Spiker, 6-7 soph. F; Justis Kerner, 6-0 jr. G; Cannon Konzer, 6-4 jr. F; Patrick Reddy, 6-2 jr. F; Blake Ordiway, 6-3 sr. F.
KEY LOSSES: Josh Fugate, 6-2 G (20 ppg, playing at Concordia); Brent Staffne, 6-2 G (playing at Oakland Community College); Andarius Gray, 5-9 G.
NOTABLES: This could be one of holly’s better teams in recent decades, with a nice mix of size, athleticism, speed, skill, experience and talented newcomers. There are five players between 6-4 and 6-7, so this is one of larger teams in the Flint Metro League. If this team gels over the course of the season, it could very well be a factor in the FML and perhaps be a team to place on upset watch in the postseason.
HEAD COACH: Tom Risi, first season.
LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 3-18, 2-12 OAA White Division (seventh place).
STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in Class A districts to Rochester Adams.
RETURNING STARTERS: Damonte Kruse, 5-5 jr.PG; Chaz Miller, 6-6 jr. G; John McCarty, 6-5 soph. G/F.
OTHER RETURNEES: Brad Watterworth, 6-8 sr. C; Justin Walukonis, 5-11 sr. G; Roman Kuster, 6-4 jr. F; Sean Charette, 5-11 sr. PG (injured last season); Jason Henry, 6-2 sr. F.
KEY NEWCOMERS: Tyler Martoia, jr.; Connor Stalions, jr.; Drew Losee, soph.; Jeremy King, jr.; Mitchell Caldwell, sr.
KEY LOSSES: Andrew Shafkalis, 6-2 sr. (not playing); Connor McCormick, 6-0 G; Rich Eaton, 6-4 F; Evan Dreem, 6-4 F.
NOTABLES: Risi comes in after a disappointing campaign and hopes to right the ship. The Dragons have one of the area’s biggest from lines of 6-8, 6-6, 6-5 and 6-4.If this team can get consistent guard play, something that didn’t happen last season, and find a way of getting the ball into the in the post, then this could be one of the area’s most improved teams. If not, the Dragons will suffer in the OAA blue Division
Lake Orion Baptist
HEAD COACH: Tim Barnes, first season.
LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 4-13, 2-6 FBAC Red Division (fourth).
STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in MACS Division II sectional finals to Waterford Lakecrest Baptist.
RETURNING STARTERS: James Noruk, 5-10 sr. SG; Ben Case, 5-11 jr. F; Mark Dewar, 6-3 soph. C/F.
OTHER RETURNEES: Jason Noruk, 5-10 soph. F; Nick Gardiner, 5-2 fr. PG; Jacob Noruk, 5-6 soph. G; Nick Gardiner, 5-4 soph. G; Elijah Cone, 6-0 sr. F.
KEY NEWCOMERS: Miach Bryson, 5-8 fr. G.
KEY LOSSES: Conner Welby, 5-8 PG; Nathan Shefcyk, 6-0 F.
NOTABLES: The Lions came on strong late last season and should be a little more experienced this season with all but two players back. There isn’t a ton of size, as the tallest player is 6-3; Barnes takes over for Joe Bullen, who retired after coaching since the 1960s. this team could be a factor in a wide open FBAC Red Division race.
LAST SEASON’S RECORD:
HEAD COACH: Paul Marfia, third season.
LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 6-15, 4-10 OAA Blue Division (fifth).
STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in Class A district opener to Rochester Adams (overtime).
RETURNING STARTERS: Mark Hazelwood, 5-11 sr. SG; Jacques Touissant, 6-0 jr. PG.
OTHER RETURNEES: Michael Kitchner, 6-3 sr. F (injured last season); Ben Magdeleno, 6-0 jr. G; Collin Goetz, 6-7 sr. C; Javante Evans, 6-0 sr. G; Zack Raisch, 6-4 sr. C/F.
KEY NEWCOMERS: Glacier Wallington, 5-10 fr. G; Connor Elzerman, 6-0 fr. G/F; Rob Norfolk, 6-2 jr. F; James Patrick, 6-2 jr. F; Jacob Wysocki, 6-1 jr. F; Malik Brown, 6-2 jr. F; Mike Censello, 5-11jr. G; Nate Brubaker, 6-1 jr. F.
KEY LOSSES: Chris Calvin, 6-5 C; Tyler Rose, 6-3 F; Max George, 6-6 C; TJ Bearse, 6-1 F; Ken Hoffman, 6-2 F.
NOTABLES: Oxford was much more competitive last season than the Wildcats’ record indicates. They just had a hard time closing games out. Now with an All-State candidate at guard, size in the middle, seven seniors in the main rotation and the hunger to succeed, this team should challenge in the OAA Gold Division.
Pontiac Notre Dame Prep
HEAD COACH: Brandon Jezdimir, second season (18-5).
LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 18-5, 6-0 CHSL AA-West Division (first).
STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost to Birmingham Detroit Country Day in Class B regional finals.
RETURNING STARTERS: Kellen McCormick, 6-8 sr. F (All-State last season; signed with Western Michigan); Troy Sassack, 6-5 sr. F.
OTHER RETURNEES: Brian Golasa, 5-10 sr. G; Ryan Pierce, 5-10 sr. G; Michael Risi, 6-4 sr. F; Dan Durkin, 6-2 sr. G; Chad Barnhart, 6-2 sr. F; Jake DePierre, 6-0 sr. G.
KEY NEWCOMERS: Jermiah Johnson, 5-9 soph. G; Andrew Wodrich, 6-5 jr. F
KEY LOSSES: Danny Dulapa, PG; Joey DeMartis, SG; Ross Lindemann, F.
NOTABLES: This team made one of its longest runs in school history last season and there is still plenty of talent on this roster to believe that this team again will challenge for league and district crowns once again.
HEAD COACH: John Pleasant, fifth season
LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 16-6, 12-2 OAA White Division (first).
STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in Class A district semifinals to Rochester Stoney Creek
RETURNING STARTERS: Taylor Perry, 6-4 sr. F (signed with Western Michigan); Paris Pereira, 5-7 sr. PG; Kurt Apostal, 6-2 sr. F/C;
OTHER RETURNEES: Jason Lee, 5-6 soph. G; Sean McCann, 5-11 sr. G; Mike Klotz, 6-0 sr. PG; Arben Camaj, 6-7 jr. C; Nate Barton, 6-0 sr. G.
KEY NEWCOMERS: Manny Mendoza, 6-3 jr. F; Mike Murri, 6-1 soph. G/F.
KEY LOSSES: Nick Bradley, 6-1 G/F; Billy Klotz, 6-0 G/F.
NOTABLES: Rochester lost two key scorers from last season’s team that ended an 11-year drought with the OAA Blue Division title. This team doesn’t have as many scorers, but had two standout guards in Perry and Pereira, both who are in their fourth-season of varsity play, and an improving big-man in Camaj. If the rest of the players in the rotation can continue to provide solid minutes, then the Falcons could defend their league crown and contend for its first district title since 1988.
HEAD COACH: John Hall, 13th season (150-114).
LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 17-8, 10-6 OAA White Division (tied-third).
STATE TOURNAMENT: District champs; lost in Class A regional finals to Southfield.
RETURNING STARTERS: James Berger, 6-0 sr. G; Zack Littleson, 6-4 soph. F.
OTHER RETURNEES: Akhemji Williams, 5-5 fr. PG; Press Kampe, 5-9 soph. G; John Niedhart, 6-3 sr. F; Andrew McBride, 6-4 jr. F/C.
KEY NEWCOMERS: Ben Limb, 6-3 jr. F; Jack Twitty, 6-2 jr. F; CJ Borglin, 6-3 soph. F; Ted Hurst, 5-11 jr. G; Q France, 6-2 jr. F; Matt Sokol, 6-4 soph. C.
KEY LOSSES: Andrew Hammett, 6-2 F; Matt Nestor, 6-2 F; Mario Roveda, 6-4 sr. F; Desante Dinkins, 5-1 PG.
NOTABLES: Adams tied for third in a highly underrated OAA White Division last season and eventually won a wide-open district and advanced to the Sweet 16 in the Class A state tournament for the first time. This team lost some key components and has a lot of youth, but this is still a talented team and a squad that few will want to play come March. For those who do not know Adams’ sophomore class will eventually.
Rochester Stoney Creek
HEAD COACH: Steve Norgrove, second season.
LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 7-15, 6-8 OAA White Division (sixth).
STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in Class A district finals to Rochester Adams.
RETURNING STARTERS: None.
OTHER RETURNEES: Greg Binder, 5-11 sr. G; Caleb Smydra, 6-6 sr. C; Stephan Markowski, 5-11 jr. F; Ben Temrowski, 6-3 jr. F.
KEY NEWCOMERS: Eric Gilgenbach, 6-1 fr. G; Elvis Tinaj, 6-2 sr. F; Patrick Mertz, 6-4 soph. C; Will Sheehy, 6-1 jr. G/F; Andrew Holomon, 6-5 jr. C/F.
KEY LOSSES: Taylor Rawlings, 6-5 F; Alex Jones, 6-2 G; Tyler Curtis, 6-2 F.
NOTABLES: Stoney Creek has suffered back-to-back large graduating classes, leaving this team with little experience and to replace a bulk of the scoring.
Rochester Hills Christian
HEAD COACH: Jon Bronsing, seventh season (non-consecutive).
LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 16-10, 7-1 FBAC Red Division (tied-first).
STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in MACS Division I state quarterfinals to Temperance Stateline Christian (62-47).
RETURNING STARTERS: Aaron Berry, 6-1 soph. G; Nathan Simon, 5-11 jr. PG.
OTHER RETURNEES: Marques Hatcher, 5-9 fr. PG; Jered Brown, 6-0 soph. F; Luyanda Mlengeni, 6-0 jr. F; Charles Kalajian, 6-2 jr. SG; Ashton Drew, 6-1 soph. F.
KEY NEWCOMERS: Josh Steiner, 6-3 soph. C; Jesse Montgomery, 5-6 soph. G; Misael Hernandez, 5-5 soph. G; Liav Avihu, 6-3 jr. C.
KEY LOSSES: DJ Szydlowski, 6-4 C (all-league, four-year starter); Josh West, 5-11 G; Nick Patton, 6-1 F; Jon Becker, 5-10 G/F.
NOTABLES: After winning only four games two years ago, the Eagles had a grand turnaround by tying for a league crown and earning 12 more wins than the previous season. Although six players were lost to graduation, this team might actually be better with a very talented sophomore class. There is only one senior on the roster and seven sophomores, two juniors a d two freshmen, but there is every reason to believe that this team will continued for a conference crown and be capable of winning some postseason games in the MACS tournament.
Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest
HEAD COACH: Dan Pontillo, fifth season.
LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 9-12, 7-9 MIAC Blue Division (sixth).
STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in Class C districts.
RETURNING STARTERS: Nathan Drews, 6-1 jr. PG; Josh Morrison, 5-11 jr. F; Gusher Rathore, 6-1 sr. G;
OTHER RETURNEES: Dan MacCourtney, 6-3 sr. C; Christian Woodfin, 6-0 sr. F; Joey Klausmeier, 6-2 sr. F; Chad Cook, 5-11 jr. G; Alex Irwin, 5-9 sr. G.
KEY NEWCOMERS: Joshua Morrison, 5-9 jr. G; Greg Maynard, 6-2 jr. F; Ian Wellhousen, 5-11 jr. G; Evan Rouce, 6-4 jr. C.
KEY LOSSES: Mike Miller, 6-3 F; Greg Vandervoord, 6-2 F; Luke McCatty, 6-2 sr. C; Ryan Joseph, 5-8 G.
NOTABLES: If there is anything the Crusaders proved during the first two weeks of the season, it’s that they can score. Drews is one of the area’s top juniors and he’s not alone with several offensive weapons. Basketball in the MIAC-Blue this season will be played at a high level and Northwest could be one of the league’s top teams, along with Oakland Christian, Southfield Christian and Grosse Pointe Woods University-Liggett.
HEAD COACH: Gary Fralick, 27th season (300-277).
LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 17-6, 10-4 OAA White Division (tied-third).
STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in Class A district semifinals to Pontiac (64-59).
RETURNING STARTERS: James Young, 6-7 jr. G; Jeff Holmes, 6-4 sr. C; Evan Mahone, 5-8 sr. PG.
OTHER RETURNEES: Joe Leonard, 5-8 jr. G; Maceo Batson, 6-4 soph. G (son of former Michigan player Maceo Batson); Leo Aryault, 6-5 sr. F; David Eicher, 6-0 sr. G.
KEY NEWCOMERS: Danny Wunderlich, 6-2 soph. G/F; Craig Duggan, 6-2 soph. F; Zak Noor, 5-7 jr. G; Nico Hudson, 6-3 jr. F; Ben Horvath, 6-1 jr. G.
KEY LOSSES: John Stibich, 6-0 SG; Alex Wise, 6-1 F; Mike Sully, 6-3 F;
NOTABLES: Expectations are through the roof at Troy, but this team needs to build some team chemistry, mature, and check the egos at the door if it is capable of making a long postseason run. A slow start has proven this squad has weaknesses, but it has ample talent. March is more than two months away, plenty of time to fit the pieces together.
HEAD COACH: Dave Scott, second season (8-13).
LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 8-13, 5-11 OAA White Division (sixth).
STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in Class A districts to Pontiac Northern
RETURNING STARTERS: Jolly Grewal, 6-3 sr. F; Caleb McIntosh, 6-2 sr. G; Marcarius Coakley, 6-4 sr. F.
OTHER RETURNEES: Aaron Fox, 5-10 sr. PG; Lonnie Bolden, 5-11 sr. G; Tim Frieman, 6-4 sr. F; Robert Dema, 6-2 sr. F; Paul Cherry, 6-1 sr. G.
KEY NEWCOMERS: Tim Shayoka, 6-2 fr. F; Jeff Koch, 6-8 jr. C; John Van Hoef, 6-5 fr. F.
KEY LOSSES: Jake Duzey, 6-4 F/C (all-time leader in blocked shots and rebounds; playing football at Iowa); Tyler Channell, 6-1 G (playing soccer at Saginaw Valley State); Alex Faubel, 6-3 F.
NOTABLES: This could be one of Athens’ best teams to date. The Red Hawks return two thirds of their roster, counter with plenty of size, athleticism and depth and began the year with a 3-0 record, showcasing the capability of putting a lot of points on the board. There are eight seniors in the rotation and this team is over 10 deep. Could this be the season that the Red Hawks escape Troy’s shadow and make a run. If so, this would be the year.
Troy Bethany Christian
HEAD COACH: Jack Walker, 26th season.
LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 17-7, 7-1 FBAC Red Division (tied-first).
STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in MACS Division I state semifinals to Midland Calvary Baptist (51-44).
RETURNING STARTERS: Daniel Sprankle, 6-1 sr. F; Tyler Parsons, 6-3 sr. C; Mark Bishop, 6-2 sr. G.
OTHER RETURNEES: Ryan Woodham, 6-0 jr. PG; Ajay Solomon, 6-1 sr. F; Everett Cook, 6-1 sr. F/C.
KEY NEWCOMERS: Phil Drapinski, 5-10 soph. F; Isaiah Drapinski, 5-8 jr. G; Josh Grono, 5-11 jr. G.
KEY LOSSES: Travis Woodham, 6-0 PG (League MVP in basketball and soccer); Jono Grono, 5-10 G.
NOTABLES: Bethany started the season 5-3 as it has to try to replace one of the best players in school history in Travis Woodham, a consummate leader. If one of the six returnees can step up and become the team’s leader on the court, then this team could repeat as a league champion in a wide-open race.
Troy Christian Leadership Academy
HEAD COACH: Not available.
LAST SEASON’S RECORD: Not available, independent.
STATE TOURNAMENT: None.
RETURNING STARTERS: Not available.
OTHER RETURNEES: Not available.
KEY NEWCOMERS: Not available.
KEY LOSSES: Not available.
NOTABLES: The Defenders have been an independent since opening their doors a decade ago and now the Association of Christian School International does not host a state tournament any more, only a small postseason tourney between teams from Michigan and Indiana. Still this small school of around 50 high school students seems to field competitive teams each year playing a wide variety of small Christian, charter and home school units.
Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes
HEAD COACH: Sean Wightman
LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 14-8, 4-4 CHSL.
STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in Class D district finals to Auburn Hills Oakland Christian (56-39).
RETURNING STARTERS: Garrett Ross, 6-3 jr. F.
OTHER RETURNEES: Jake Doetsch, 6-3 jr. F; Jake Wier, 6-4 F.
NEWCOMERS: Benny Puma, Josh Grenn, Colt Moran, Steven Losiowski, Zach Collier, Zak Nickels, Evin Johnson, Andrew Koheler, Zach Bean.
KEY LOSSES: Austin Karbowski, 6-2 F; Jared Ritsch, 6-0 G.
NOTABLES: The Lakers lost two high scoring players in Karbowski and Ritsch but have two quality players left with Ross and Doetsch. If the rest of this team can step up in supporting roles or if this team can develop a No. 3 and No. 4 scorer by season’s end, than this team could be dangerous by March.
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