CHSAA boys basketball preview

Holy Trinity's Brandon Thomson drives past St. John

Holy Trinity's Brandon Thomson drives past St. John the Baptist's Bryan Sinclair. (Jan. 11, 2013) (Credit: Alan J Schaefer)

CHSAA

1. HOLY TRINITY TITANS

Coach: Joe Conefry

Key players

G Jack Sixsmith 6-0

G Peter Alkins 6-0

G Mike Farella 5-11

G/F Jimmy Golaszewski 6-3

G/F Brandon Thomson 6-3

Outlook: A small team that can shoot, while being quick and aggressive defensively. Matchups an issue.

 

2. ST. MARY'S GAELS

Coach: Bill Harkins

Key players

F Stephen Milhaven 6-4

G Patrick Jackson 6-1

F Chris Coalman 6-6

C Nicholas Richards 6-11

G Damani Myers 5-9

Outlook:Will trap teams on the defensive end and play an up-tempo style of offense.

 

3. ST. DOMINIC BAYHAWKS

Coach: Bruno Cotumaccio

Key players

C Dimitri Thompson 6-8

C/F Mark Flynn 6-4

F Reese Knher 6-3

G Brendan Harkin 5-9

G Isaiah Wilson 6-3

Outlook:The Bayhawks are looking to finish atop the league standings with four juniors -- Thompson, Knher, Harkin and Wilson.

 

4. KELLENBERG FIREBIRDS

Coach: Jack McCutcheon

Key players

G Ryan Durney 6-2

G Kyle Quinn 5-10

F Michael Sullivan 6-3

F Michael Torre 6-2

G Steven Torre 6-1

Outlook: No superstars, but the talent is there. Defense and playing within the team concept are the keys.

5. ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST COUGARS

Coach: Andre Edwards

Key players

G Tavon Ginyard 5-9

C Kyle Williams 6-9

G Bryan Sinclair 6-0

F John Arrieta 6-5

G Zach Locker 5-9

Outlook: Edwards believes the Cougars have the ability to adjust to every team it plays.

 

6. ST. ANTHONY'S FRIARS

Coach: Jim Fenton

Key players

C Brian Dolce 6-5

G Joe Licciardi 5-7

F C.J. Bachmann 6-6

G Trey Kinard 6-0

G Mike Reinertsen 5-10

Outlook: The Friars have a lot of first-year varsity players, so they may struggle, especially early.

 

7. CHAMINADE FLYERS

Coach: Robert Paul

Key players

G Mike Peck 6-0

G Thomas O'Connell 6-2

G Liam Reuter 6-3

F Sal Fradella 6-4

F James McCullagh 6-7

Outlook: What the defending league champs lack in experience is made up with desire.

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