PENNSYLVANIA Boys basketball preview


KENNEDY CATHOLIC
2000-01 record: 27-5.
Coach: Tim Loomis.
Returning letterwinners: Senior guard Dan McElhinny (6-0), senior forward Nolan Reimold (6-4), senior forward Phil Doyle (6-4), senior guard Cory Wittway (5-10), junior forward Ramon Truxon (6-4), junior Dan Harris (6-2).
Newcomer: Junior forward Craig Wellman (6-4).
Schedule: Nov. 30, at Farrell tournament; Dec. 1, at Farrell tournament; Dec. 4, at Grove City; Dec. 11, vs. Slippery Rock; Dec. 15, vs. George Junior Republic at Westminster, 6:30 p.m.; Dec. 18, at Reynolds; Dec. 22, vs. Holy Name at Kent State, noon; Dec. 26, at Blackhawk tournament; Dec. 27, at Blackhawk tournament; Dec. 28, at Blackhawk tournament; Jan. 4, at Sharpsville; Jan. 6, vs. Lakewood St. Edward at Akron, 2 p.m.; Jan. 11, vs. West Middlesex; Jan. 15, at Mercer; Jan. 18, at Commodore Perry; Jan. 22, vs. Reynolds; Jan. 25, vs. Warren Kennedy; Jan. 29, at Wilmington; Feb. 1, vs. Sharpsville; Feb. 5, vs. Slippery Rock at Slippery Rock University, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 8, vs. Mercer; Feb. 12, at West Middlesex; Feb. 15, vs. Commodore Perry.
NEW CASTLE
2000-01 record: 16-7.
Coach: John Sarandrea.
Returning letterwinners: Dom Joseph, Mark Demonaco, Hoover Gibson, Joe Cater, Dante Spino, Leon Ward, Ralph Currie, Chris Cain.
Newcomer: Vojtech Hybler.
Schedule: Nov. 30, vs. Pittsburgh Perry at Tip-Off Classic, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 1, at Tip-Off Classic; Dec. 4, at Ellwood City; Dec. 7, vs. Warren Harding; Dec. 8, vs. Plum at Ambridge tournament; Dec. 11, at Pine-Richland; Dec. 14, vs. Erie Central; Dec. 15, vs. Franklin at Westminster, 8 p.m.; Dec. 18, vs. North Hills; Dec. 21, at Shaler; Dec. 22, vs. Penn Hills; Jan. 4, vs. Seneca Valley; Jan. 8, at North Allegheny; Jan. 11, vs. Butler; Jan. 18, vs. Pine-Richland; Jan. 22, at Mount Lebanon; Jan. 25, at North Hills; Jan. 29, vs. Shaler; Feb. 1, at Seneca Valley; Feb. 5, vs. North Allegheny; Feb. 8, at Butler.
REYNOLDS
2000-01 record: 8-16.
Coach: Donald Andres.
Returning letterwinners: Senior guard Deacon Jones (5-9), senior guard Tom McEntire (6-0), senior center Don Schmidt (6-2), junior guard Colin Glover (5-10), junior guard Adam Maurer (5-10).
Newcomers: Senior guard Dan Kilgore (6-0), senior forward Steve Sepos (6-0).
Schedule: Dec. 1, vs. Conneaut Lake; Dec. 3, vs. Linesville; Dec. 5, at Fairview; Dec. 7, vs. Seneca; Dec. 11, at Laurel; Dec. 15, vs. Neshannock, 1 p.m.; Dec. 18, vs. Kennedy Catholic; Dec. 21, vs. Commodore Perry; Dec. 22, vs. Union; Dec. 28-29, at Oil City Tournament; Jan. 2, at Mercer; Jan. 4, vs. West Middlesex; Jan. 8, at Greenville; Jan. 11, at Sharpsville; Jan. 16, vs. Shenango; Jan. 18, vs. Wilmington; Jan. 22, at Kennedy Catholic; Jan. 25, vs. Mercer; Jan. 29, at West Middlesex; Feb. 1, vs. Greenville; Feb. 5, at Commodore Perry; Feb. 12, vs. Sharpsville; Feb. 15, at Wilmington.
SHARON
Coach: Jim Hoy.
Returning letterwinners: Senior forward Mike Snyder (6-3), senior guard Corey Cheza (6-1), junior guard O'Brien Bridges (5-10).
Newcomers: Senior guard Julian Betko (6-5), junior guard Dustin Golub (6-1).
-- Vindicator staff report

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