Conneaut Spartans 2022-23 Boys Basketball Preview


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Conneaut Spartans

Head Coach: Tim Tallbacka
Years Head Coach (current school): 15
Years Head Coach (overall): 23

Assistant Coaches:
Terry Thompson
Steve Wahnonick
Nick Armeni

League Affiliation: independent
Record last season: 1-9/3-20
Scoring Offense: 40
Scoring Defense: 58
Last year's playoff results: Lost to Jefferson in the sectional finals

Team's style of offense: Motion, 1-4 sets
Team's style of defense: Pack line man, some 1-2-2 zone

Top players returning:
Returning letterwinners include:
6'0 Zach Rice (6 ppg, 5 rebounds per game)
5'10 Chance Loomis (9 points per game)
5'11 J.R. Hutchison
6'2 Gavin Hedrick
6'4 Larry Hamm (6 points, 5 rebounds per game)

Top players lost:
Robert Hagstrom
Chase Carpenter
Marcus Owens
Kiefer Mandagelo

New impact players:
Nathan Koston
Max Gleason
Caden Farley
Ben Anservitz


Final Comments:
Conneaut was absolutely decimated by injury last year; however the experience our young players gained will benefit us this year. Our core of guards Rice and Loomis; and forward Hamm will be helped by inside player Gavin Hedrick, shooter J.R.Hutchison, first year senior Nathan Koston and transfer Ben Anservitz. We are competing as an independent this season before entering the Chagrin Valley Conference for the 2023-24 season.