Does anyone happen to have the schedule and roster for the Bengals ?
It’s a bit early , but would love to see a roster . HUDL still has Devon Fox on Bene roster .Here is the schedule> https://bengalsathletics.com/teams/2936088/boys/basketball/varsity/schedule
Notable programs that remain on the new Independent schedule are St. Ed's, Hoban, St. Ignatius, SVSM, and VASJ. A lot of public schools are added: Boardman, Copley, Revere, Solon, Mentor, North Royalton, Massillon, Worthington, and Beachwood. Of interest is that Hoban & VASJ are the only former NCL schools still on the schedule, guess the Bengals shouldn't holding their breath to an invite from the new Crown Conference.
Looks great !!!I will get a roster by next week. The schedule could be in flux depending on the Covid .A couple of scrimmages have already been cancelled. Have y'all seen the newly painted ceiling in the gym.
Great analysis and about what I would expect from the Bengals this year.I saw the Benedictine-Medina scrimmage yesterday. I'm only a little familiar with Benedictine, but it looks like they started juniors Hearst and Maiden. Then sophomore big man Sam Brown and I believe one of the guards was also a Sophomore (but not 100 percent, he was wearing no. 5). Not sure who the other guard was, but he was wearing no. 8.
They played 6 varsity quarters and Medina won five of them (2, 6, 15, 5, 8). Benedictine won one (the third) by 2. They played a 7th quarter which was Medina varsity backups vs. Benedictine JV which Medina won 17-3, but that was to be expected.
Medina is very good, probably top 10 D1 and top 5 overall in NEO. But I thought Benedictine looked alright. They didn't shoot well (only 2 or 3 three pointers total) and Medina killed them in fast breaks (at least five dunks and five more easy layups). But Maiden and Brown looked pretty good down low (though Chris Howard-Caffey of Medina was by far the best big man out there). Hearst is a load and got some getting to the rim. He's a tank though.
My outside take is they will be decent and should be able to bully teams around the rim (Maiden, Brown and Hearst are all physically imposing). But they need much better guard play to make a run.
It was a game of runs. Looked like Benedictine was going to get run off the floor, but they fought back. Mentor was pretty cold from three and the Bengals got it to 42-36 early in second half. Mentor ended up scoring like 40 in the 3rd quarter to pull away.Bengals lose to Mentor 100-80. Only plus from this game was Jalen Brown. 36 points .
Once again , Benedictine had way too many turnovers . They do not know how to handle the press. If they cut the turnovers in half , they can be in every game .
On a positive note , the freshman Won 67-48. They are a solid group .