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2005-06 Prep Basketball Capsules

December 06, 2005

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NORTH HAGERSTOWN HUBS

Head Coach: Tim McNamee, 24th year

2004-05 Record: 19-5

Returning starters: 3

Big things from: Dee Mency, 6-2 junior guard

McNamee says: "Mency can do so many things from different spots on the floor and he can po st down low. Rodriguez (when he returns from a football injury) will make us go and Wilson will be so important."

SOUTH HAGERSTOWN REBELS

Head Coach: Dennis Seman, 2nd year

2004-05 Record: 5-18

Returning starters: 3

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Big things from: Dominque Byrd, 6-0 senior forward

Seman says: "(Byrd) was second-team all-MVAL (selection) last year and has improved offensively and defensively. He averaged 13 points and led us in scoring and rebounds."

SMITHSBURG LEOPARDS

Head Coach: Eric Gerber, 6th year

2004-05 Record: 12-11

Returning starters: 2

Big things from: Andrew Bentley, 6-1 senior guard

Gerber says: "(Bentley) was a very valuable contributor last year. We are going to be depending on him more this year. A smart player who understands the game."

WILLIAMSPORT WILDCATS

Head Coach: Scott Mowbray, 2nd year

2004-05 Record: 13-11

Returning starters: 3

Big things from: Will Taylor, 6-3 junior center

Mowbray says: "Will could be our emerging player. He brings us an inside presence with excellent hands, rebounding and defense in the post."

BOONSBORO WARRIORS

Head Coach: Sam Connelly, 3rd year

2004-05 Record: 5-18

Returning starters: 4

Big things from: Mike Debarge, 6-1 junior guard

Connelly says: "Debarge was second-team all-MVAL and our leading scorer as a sophomore so we are looking for him to be a leader."

CLEAR SPRING BLAZERS

Head Coach: Don Harnish, 5th year

2004-05 Record: 0-23

Returning starters: 4

Big things from: Scott Keeney, 5-9 senior guard

Harnish says: "Sott plays good defense and he's got a good shot. He's the leader of our team and the way he goes, the team will go."

ST. MARIA GORETTI GAELS

Head Coach: Cokey Robertson, 32nd year

2004-05 Record: 20-13

Returning starters: 4

Big things from: Andrew Chambers, 6-0 senior forward

Robertson says: "Chambers is a coach's player. He does so much for the team. He is a passer, defender, scorer and handler of the basketball."

ST. JAMES SAINTS

Head Coach: Mike Brooks, 2nd year

2004-05 Record: 3-21

Returning starters: 5

Big things from: Shannon Strange, 6-3 junior guard

Brooks says: "Last year (Strange) was our leading scorer and rebounder. He had a great summer working with the team and as a point guard, he's the guy that makes everything go."

HANCOCK PANTHERS

Head Coach: Ron Hose, 1st year

2004-05 Record: 20-4

Returning starters: 1

Big things from: Dylan Shives

Hose says: "Dylan is the lone returning (starter) and it will be his third year as a starter. He'll be our main rebounder on an undersized team."

GRACE ACADEMY

Head Coach: Jim Fahey, 2nd year

2004-05 Record: 10-12

Returning starters: 1

Big things from: Zack Koontz, 6-2 junior forward

Fahey says: "(Zack) is our only player back and will lead us. He averaged 11 points and 10 rebounds last year."

HERITAGE ACADEMY

Head Coach: Mike Kidd, 9th year

2004-05 Record: 21-8

Returning starters: 2

Big things from: Travis Hendershot, 5-8 senior

Kidd says: "Travis is our point guard and leading scorer back from last year. He will be asked to contribute in those areas as well as be a leader on and off the floor. He is an excellent ball defender."

BROADFORDING LIONS

Head Coach: Bernie Clutz, 2nd year

2004-05 Record: 6-16

Returning starters: 1

Big things from: Charlie Shank, 5-7 junior guard

Clutz says: "Shank is a diminuitive slasher and is one of the quickest players in the area. He has a lot of potential."

HIGHLAND VIEW ACADEMY

Head Coach: Randy Nomura, 1st year

2004-05 Record: n/a

Returning starters: 1

Big things from: Sammy Singh

Nomura says: "Sammy is our point guard and very fast. He has a good outside shot and should be our top scorer."

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CHAMBERSBURG TROJANS

Head Coach: Shawn Shreffler, 9th year

2004-05 Record: 18-10

Returning starters: 1

Big things from: Jonathan Motichka, 6-1 senior guard

Shreffler says: "(Motichka's) fourth varsity year and th ird starting. He has the most experience. He's a very skilled guard that can do a lot of things well. A complete player that brings it all to the table."

GREENCASTLE BLUE DEVILS

Head Coach: Garon Gembe, 6th year

2004-05 Record: 9-14

Returning starters: 3

Big things from: Jaren Gembe, 5-11 junior guard.

Gembe says: (Jaren) averaged 15.5 points as a sophomore so I expect him to at least equal that production this year."

WAYNESBORO INDIANS

Head Coach: Tom Hoffman, 6th year

2004-05 Record: 14-11

Returning starters: 2

Big things from: Kevin Kline, 6-3 junior forward

Hoffman says: "Kline was all-league as a sophomore. He's an inside player that can step outside."

JAMES BUCHANAN ROCKETS

Head Coach: Larry Strawoet, 9th year

2004-05 Record: 13-11

Returning starters: 5

Big things from: Shane Rife, 6-6 junior forward

Strawoet says: "I don't know if we have a top player. We started three sophomores last year and they are back again. We have to get after people defensively and learn from the mistakes we made last year."

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