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Old 10-17-18, 09:03 AM
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Just wanted to get this going... a new year and a new conference! First year for the EBC and wanted to get thoughts on top players, top teams, coaching changes, preseason chatter....

West Branch- maybe best team...returns Leone, Zuchowski, Everett, and others. Very balanced and great point guard play.

Marlington- Loses Brady and Huberty, but returns 3 solid guards in Himmelheber, Pucci, and McCartney. Plus the addition of coaches son (freshman but very talented). Will Dukes have enough inside to win title?

Alliance- Lost bigs from a year ago, but have a lot of returning guards. Jackson, Brooks, Strata, Talbert, etc... Should be a lot of pressing from the Aviators, although that is almost always the case.

Canton South- new coach, new system.... Returns quite a bit with some young newcomers arriving. Fontes could be a first team player this year!

Minerva- Lost POY Wright, along with a good class of seniors. Can the Lions compete in a very balanced league? Brice Williams will be asked to carry the load for the Lions.

Salem- Lost a lot of scoring, new coach, but still some very good athletes. Johnson is a great athlete and they should be stocked in guards. Any bigs?

Carrollton- Also under new leadership... Returns all but 1 player from last years rebuild. Chaney, Benner, Moore all had solid moments last year.

Thoughts???
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Old 10-18-18, 01:07 PM
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I have listed my picks and the number of ppg each team is returning. All approximations.

1 Alliance Aviators (42.5 ppg returning)
2 West Branch (35.1ppg returning)
3 Canton South (33.7ppg returning)
4 Carrollton (30.8ppg returning)
5 Marlington (24.7ppg returning)
6 Minerva (17.1ppg returning)
7 Salem (15.6ppg returning)

If I actually watched more games I would know who had the better JV teams and the order would probably change.
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Old 10-30-18, 06:05 AM
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I like WB this year. Leone back at pg, with multiple bigs returning from a good team last year.

I'll go.....

1. West Branch
2. Marlington
3. Canton South
4. Alliance
5. Carrollton
6. Salem
7. Minerva
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Old 10-30-18, 10:20 AM
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Just wanted to get this going... a new year and a new conference! First year for the EBC and wanted to get thoughts on top players, top teams, coaching changes, preseason chatter....



West Branch- maybe best team...returns Leone, Zuchowski, Everett, and others. Very balanced and great point guard play.



Marlington- Loses Brady and Huberty, but returns 3 solid guards in Himmelheber, Pucci, and McCartney. Plus the addition of coaches son (freshman but very talented). Will Dukes have enough inside to win title?



Alliance- Lost bigs from a year ago, but have a lot of returning guards. Jackson, Brooks, Strata, Talbert, etc... Should be a lot of pressing from the Aviators, although that is almost always the case.



Canton South- new coach, new system.... Returns quite a bit with some young newcomers arriving. Fontes could be a first team player this year!



Minerva- Lost POY Wright, along with a good class of seniors. Can the Lions compete in a very balanced league? Brice Williams will be asked to carry the load for the Lions.



Salem- Lost a lot of scoring, new coach, but still some very good athletes. Johnson is a great athlete and they should be stocked in guards. Any bigs?



Carrollton- Also under new leadership... Returns all but 1 player from last years rebuild. Chaney, Benner, Moore all had solid moments last year.



Thoughts???


Minerva will have to replace Wright and Croston - 2 really good players, It will be hard to replace those 2.. But they will be fast and deep, especially are the guard position. Williams and Board can score and they have a lot of very quick guards. Green has built a very good program and the Lions will be competitive this year. Baumgardner, Catlett and Lowmiller and really quick. One thing for sure is they will get after it!


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Old 10-30-18, 10:23 AM
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I like WB this year. Leone back at pg, with multiple bigs returning from a good team last year.

I'll go.....

1. West Branch
2. Marlington
3. Canton South
4. Alliance
5. Carrollton
6. Salem
7. Minerva


1. Marlington
2. West Branch
3. Alliance
4. Minerva
5. Canton South
6. Salem
7. Carrollton


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Old 10-30-18, 11:52 AM
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1. Marlington
2. West Branch
3. Alliance
4. Minerva
5. Canton South
6. Salem
7. Carrollton


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Haven't seen the other teams much in the last few years, but if Carrollton is picked to finish last, the league as a whole must be really strong. The Warriors had a pretty good summer...lots of returning contributors from last years team.
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Old 10-30-18, 07:17 PM
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Haven't seen the other teams much in the last few years, but if Carrollton is picked to finish last, the league as a whole must be really strong. The Warriors had a pretty good summer...lots of returning contributors from last years team.


It is a pretty strong league. Most teams are returning a lot a contributors from last year. Although thatís just my best guess. Carrollton could finish higher but thereís a lot of dry food basketball players out there..


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Old 10-30-18, 08:42 PM
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It is a pretty strong league. Most teams are returning a lot a contributors from last year. Although thatís just my best guess. Carrollton could finish higher but thereís a lot of dry food basketball players out there..


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I'm old and losing my mind, so I don't always get the latest....but what the hell is a dry food basketball player?
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Old 10-30-18, 10:02 PM
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I'm old and losing my mind, so I don't always get the latest....but what the hell is a dry food basketball player?


Thatís exactly why my predictions are probably so wrong!!! - I meant real good players in the EBC this year!!!


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Old 10-30-18, 10:13 PM
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Thatís exactly why my predictions are probably so wrong!!! - I meant real good players in the EBC this year!!!


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Learn something everyday....thanks!
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Old 11-07-18, 08:18 AM
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Any scrimmages coming up for the EBC teams?
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Old 11-13-18, 09:16 AM
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West Branch and Canfield scrimmage??? Any details? Both teams should be VERY GOOD!
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Old 11-19-18, 01:32 PM
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Schedules:
* Alliance https://www.alliancecityschools.org/...s?filter=38701
Canton South http://www.cantonlocal.org/userfiles...old.pdf?id=282
Carrollton https://carrolltonhoops.weebly.com/calendar.html
Marlington http://arbiterlive.com/Teams/Schedule/4388937
Minerva http://www.arbiterlive.com/Teams/Schedule/4841483
Salem https://salemathletics.org/teams/243...rsity/schedule
West Branch https://wbathletics.org/teams/245761...rsity/schedule

* Looks like the Alliance schedule only has 21 games.

Once I've had a chance to enter all the schedules, I'll get this info up on the DII Canton District web site so everyone can follow along with automatically updated standings.
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Old 11-20-18, 12:54 PM
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Alliance plays Hoover on 12/21 and Norton on 12/22 at 2 p.m. at Mount Union's Alliance Christmas Classic
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Old 11-21-18, 02:19 AM
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Seen west branch in the playoffs last year and hey didn’t impress me at all. Curious to see how they end up losing 2 pretty good players. Their Pg was good, but he couldn’t guard an athletic guard at all from what I seen
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Old 11-21-18, 10:48 AM
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Alliance plays Hoover on 12/21 and Norton on 12/22 at 2 p.m. at Mount Union's Alliance Christmas Classic
Thank you. Looks like the Alliance web site has the Northwest game listed twice, so the page still only has 21 games listed. I think I found the missing game, though (Marlington on 12/11). Also, that web site's date for each game appears to be off by 1 day. I've made the updates.
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Old 11-21-18, 10:48 AM
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Eastern Buckeye Conference Schedules and Standings:

http://www.pitmanstats.com/mbk/leagu...84&district=20
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Old 11-28-18, 08:09 AM
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Wow, I looked through the schedules and if correct Canton South will play 9 games in February (10 if you include tournament). most of the teams were 5 or 6. Salem has 8 and West Branch 7. That is a lot of back end games. Is it better to play that much into the tournament or do you prefer less. May have to adjust my earlier predictions as I have heard Marlington was very competitive in scrimmages and that heavy February schedule may cost CS as the season ends.

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Old 11-28-18, 11:38 AM
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speaking of schedules... Just saw Minerva's and they have 6 Friday-Saturday back to backs. Take us back to the old way of the Federal League!

Hope the Lions are deep and have something in the tank for all those second night games. geez. Strange schedule
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Old 12-06-18, 10:51 AM
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EBC league play opens up on Friday night. Here are the games...

Marlington @ West Branch (2 of the league favorites)
Minerva @ Alliance (2 teams with unknown identities)
Salem @ Canton South (2 teams with new coaches)
Carrollton is off

Good luck to all. We get to see if WB is the best team in the league right off the bat.
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Old 12-06-18, 11:54 AM
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West Branch - in a close one
Alliance - big (my league favorite
South - the early road trip takes its toll
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Old 12-06-18, 06:18 PM
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Marlington won't be good until they are full strength. I look for them to be much better in the coming weeks
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EBC league play opens up on Friday night. Here are the games...

Marlington @ West Branch (2 of the league favorites)
Minerva @ Alliance (2 teams with unknown identities)
Salem @ Canton South (2 teams with new coaches)
Carrollton is off

Good luck to all. We get to see if WB is the best team in the league right off the bat.
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