BOYS BASKETBALL 2017-18: Team-by-team area capsules

BOYS BASKETBALL 2017-18: Team-by-team area capsules

Record-Journal

CHESHIRE■Coach: Dan Lee (11th year, 118-117).■Last Year: 11-12, 4-4 SCC Hammonasset (3rd place), lost to Kennedy 54-48 in Class LL 1st round.■New State Division: Division II.■Key Losses: Drew Hart, Mike Quint, Derek Frione, Jensen Bassett, Matt Geyda, Evan Russo.■The Lineup: Eric Angelone (sr. 6’2 F), Ben DeLaubell (sr. 6’1 F), Matt Rosadino (sr. 5’10 G), Will Graikoski (sr. 6’3 F), James Pettit (sr. 6’ G), Brian Perrotti (sr. 6’ G), Eli Battipaglia (jr. F), Ian Battipaglia (jr. G), Jason Smith (jr. F), Aiden Godfrey (so. 6’7 C), Alec Frione (so. 5’7 G).■Of Note: Top returning scorer is Angelone (8.1). LYMAN HALL■Coach: Rob Ruys (4th year, 21-42).■Last Year: 5-15, 1-7 SCC Housatonic (4th place).■New State Division: Division III.■Key Losses: Matt Hultgren, Joe Wojtasik, Matt Morales.■The Lineup: Kevin Ransom (sr. capt., 5’10 G), Patrick Doherty (sr. capt., 6’2 F/C), Jake Ranney (jr. 6’2 G/F), Cam Regan (jr. 6’7 C), Austin Ruiz (jr. 6’0 G), Shakespeare Rodriguez (so. 6’ G), Jack Vegliante (so. 5’10 G), Tyler Parente (so. 6’2 F/C), Alex Colavito (so. 5’8 G), Lucas O’Reardon (fr. 6’ F). ■Of Note: Top returning scorers are Ransom (19.7), Ranney (7.8).MALONEY■Coach: Howie Hewitt (32nd year, 441-259).■Last Year: 8-13, 5-5 CCC South-White (tied 3rd place), lost to Middletown 99-62 in Class L 1st round.■New League Division: CCC South-Colonial (with Berlin, Middletown and Platt).■New State Division: Division II.■Key Losses: Alejandro Ortiz, Jeff Massicotte, Nate Wiggins-Vumbaco, Tajh Flowers, Alex Oquendo.■The Lineup: Damian Pantoja (sr. 6’1 G), Romello Samuels (sr. 6’ G), Kam Henderson (sr. 6’1 G/F), Brian Saguay (sr. 5’9 G), Jayden Malave (sr. 5’8 G), Jose Roman (sr. 5’11 G), Yadiel Ocasio (sr. 5’9 G), Alex Martel (sr. 6’3 C/F), Elliot Good (jr. 6’ G/F), Anthony Forbes (jr. 6’6 C), Darien Murray (jr. 5’10 G), Divine Ransom (jr. 6’1 G/F), Zack Jutasy (so. 5’9 G), Trevor Santiago (so. 6’4 C/F), Rashawn Wilson (so. 5’9 G).■Of Note: Top returning scorers are Samuels (18.7), Pantoja (9.2).PLATT■Coach: Shawon Moncrief  (4th year, 25-38).■Last Year: 9-12, 3-7 CCC South-White (5th place), lost to Guilford 71-54 in Class L 1st round.■New League Division: CCC South-Colonial (with Maloney, Berlin and Middletown).■New State Division: Division III.■Key Losses: Tylon Papallo, Isaiah Jones, Dominic Coitrone, Kejeon West.■The Lineup: Carson Coon (sr. capt, 6’5 F), Tommy Toro (sr. 5’6 G), Desmond Davis (sr. 6’3 F), Elijah Felton (sr. 6’2 F), Malcolm Andrews (jr. 6’4 G), Adriel Gill (jr. 6’ G), Tyrus Hinton (jr. 6’ G), Roemello Leary (jr. 6’1 F), Anthony Lorenzo (jr. 5’9 G), Tremayne Carter (so. 5’9 G), Elijah Wright (so. 5’9 G), Justin Radford (jr. 6’4 F)■Of Note: Top returning scorer is Coon (8.1). SHEEHAN■Coach: Joe Gaetano (23rd year, 250-243).■Last Year: 10-12, 1-7 SCC Hammonasset (5th place), lost to Brookfield 62-55 in Class M 1st round.■New State Division: Division III.■Key Losses: Kyle Brennan, Matt Ottochian, Eli Dyer, Sam DeMaio, Adam D’Antonio, Ethan Fox.■The Lineup: Evan Mansfield (sr. capt., 6’ F), Austin Lee (sr. capt., 5’10 G), Brett Gill (sr. capt., 6’4 C), Caden Cloutier (jr. 5’9 G), Mark Amodio (jr. 5’10 G), Tim Tangari (jr. 6’ G), Garrett Molampy (so. 6’1 F), Kris Jackson (so. 6’3 F), Eric Van Steenburgh (so. 5’8 G), Mickey Deming (so. 6’ F), Stanley Franzik (so. 6’ G), Tyler Carman (so. 5’10 G), Brett Stasiewski (so. 6’4 C), Andrew Mansfield (so. 5’8 G), Jack McDonnell (fr. 6’2 F).■Of Note: Top returning scorer is Molampy (2.3, 6 threes).SOUTHINGTON■Coach: John Cessario (4th year, 20-41).■Last Year: 9-12, 5-3 CCC Central-Blue (tied, 2nd place), lost to Hillhouse 69-31 in Class LL 1st round.■New League Division: CCC West-Colonial (with Conard, Hall and Northwest Catholic).■New State Division: Division III.■Key Losses: Mike Mauro, Michael DeFeo, Brendan Taylor.■The Lineup: Jeremy Mercier (sr. capt., 6’3 PF), Andrew Lohneiss (sr. capt., 6’1 SG), Tim O’Shea (sr. capt., 6’4 C), Cameron Clynes (sr. capt, 6’1 PF), Ryan Middendorf (sr. 5’11 SF), Colin Burdette (jr. 5’10 PG), Ryan Gesnaldo (jr. 5’10 SG), Adam Hunter (jr. 6’3 PF), Jacob Flynn (jr. 6’1 SF), Zack Zembrzuski (so. 6’4 C), Billy Wadolowski (so. 6’3 SG), Jared Kelly (so. 6’ PG), Jake Napoli (so. 6’SG), Joe Gaudio (so. 5’10 PG).■Of Note: Top returning scorers are Mercier (9.4), Lohneiss (8.9).WILCOX TECH■Coach: Randy Farkas (5th year, 35-51).■Last Year: 16-8, 9-3 CSC Central, lost to Prince Tech 98-69 in Class M 2nd round.■New State Division: Division IV.■Key Losses: Devin Davis, David Vasquez.■The Lineup: Will Pawlik (sr. 6’3 C/F), Nick Milslagle (sr. 6’4 G), DeJuan Ransom (jr. 5’9 PG), John Soto (jr. 6’1 F), Bryce McClendon (jr. 5’9 G/F), Devario Reid (jr. 5’10 F/C), Derek Strillacci (jr. 5’8 F/G), Donny You (jr. 5’8 G/F), Joseph Scala (so. 5’6 G).■Of Note: Top returning scorers are Ransom (23.0), Pawlik (10.3), Soto (10.2).

Compiled by Ken Lipshez


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