2015-16 Campbell Boys’ Basketball Preview

2015-16 Campbell Red Devils’ Boys Basketball Preview
Head Coach: Michael Szenborn, 4th season (33-35)
Record: 11-12 (5-7), 5th place in AAC Blue Division
5-Year Winning Percentage: 41.7%
5-Year League Record: 21-29

Season in Review
Campbell didn’t find the same success the team enjoyed in 2013-14 when they finished in a three-way tie for first in the All-American National Division. However, the Red Devils won a road playoff game over Waterloo (51-43) in the Salem Sectional Semifinal and closed out the year with 11 wins.

All-American Conference Basketball Champions
Red Division
2014-15: Poland & Warren Harding (11-1)
2010-11: Howland (7-1)
2009-10: Canfield & Poland (7-1)
2008-09: Poland (7-1)

White Division
2014-15: Jefferson (10-0)
2010-11: Struthers (8-0)
2009-10: Struthers (8-0)
2008-09: Lakeview (7-1)

Blue Division
2014-15: Girard (10-2)
2010-11: LaBrae (8-0)
2009-10: Campbell (10-0)
2008-09: Campbell & Newton Falls (9-1)

AAC American Division
2013-14: Poland (11-1)
2012-13: Canfield & Poland (8-2)
2011-12: Struthers (9-1)

AAC National Division
2013-14: Campbell, Girard & LaBrae (8-2)
2012-13: LaBrae (10-0)
2011-12: LaBrae (10-0)

Key Losses
George Billiris
Aaron Jackson
Edgar Toledo
Mike Williams

Key Returnees
A youthful lineup returns after losing a boat load of talent from last year’s roster including George Billiris, Aaron Jackson, Edgar Toledo and Mike Williams. In his fourth season at the helm, coach Mike Szenborn will try and help guide his team back to prominence in the tough All-American Conference.

Tre Edwards
Darion Jones (So)
Brandon Liggens (So)
Rodney Miller (Fr)

AAC Blue Division Outlook
Brookfield The transition back to the All-American Conference didn’t hurt the Warriors last season. Brookfield finished with a 16-7 record (9-3) to post their sixth straight winning season.

Campbell The Red Devils went through a two-year stretch (2011-13) where they only won 10 games overall (10-34) and 4 in the league (4-16). Since then (2013-15), Campbell has been able to put together a 13-9 mark in the AAC and share of the National crown in 2013-14.

Champion The Golden Flashes have been unable to get on track over the last six years. During that stretch, they’ve lost 16 games or more each year and have won a total of 6 games in the AAC (6-54).

Girard Champions of the last two league titles, Girard has risen to a place where few thought they would be able to get to in such short time after the 2008-09 season (1-20). Over the last three years, the Indians have won 76.1% of their games (54-17) and have dominated the league to the tune of 26-6.

LaBrae After a four-year reign atop the league standings, LaBrae fell to a tie for third place (7-5) last year. The Vikings have not had a losing season in the AAC since the league was formed in 2008.

Liberty The Leopards have had just one winning season over the last four years (2013-14: 13-11). Liberty is hoping for a rebound this year after last season’s 5 win campaign (5-18).

Newton Falls Can you believe that Newton Falls, who’s averaged 17 wins in their last six seasons, has not won a league championship since 2008-09?

2015-16 Schedule
Dec. 1 – at Warren JFK, 5:30
Dec. 4 – at Newton Falls, 7
Dec. 8 – LaBrae, 7
Dec. 11 – at Brookfield, 7
Dec. 15 – Champion, 7
Dec. 18 – Liberty, 7
Dec. 22 – at Lowellville, 7:30
Dec. 29 – Poland, 6:30
Jan. 5 – Edgewood, 7
Jan. 8 – at Girard, 7
Jan. 12 – Jefferson, 7
Jan. 15 – at Struthers, 7
Jan. 19 – Newton Falls, 7
Jan. 22 – at LaBrae, 7
Jan. 26 – Brookfield, 7
Feb. 2 – at Liberty, 7
Feb. 5 – Girard, 7
Feb. 9 – at Springfield, 7
Feb. 13 – at Ursuline, 7
Feb. 16 – at Lakeview, 7
Feb. 19 – Niles, 7

Post-Season History
State Championships: 1 (1993)
Regional Championships: 1 (1993)
…The Red Devils have won at least one playoff game in each of the last three years. However, for a team which had reached the District Championship game six consecutive years (winning two titles, 2007 & 2009), they’ve only won one sectional title since 2012 (2014).

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