2015-16 East Liverpool Boys’ Basketball Preview

2015-16 East Liverpool Potters’ Boys Basketball Preview
Head Coach: Nate Conley, 6th season at East Liverpool (73-39)
Record: 17-6
5-Year Winning Percentage: 65.2%

Season in Review
After finishing the regular season with a 17-5 record, the Potters were ousted in the playoff opener against top-seeded and eventual Region 7 finalist John Glenn (84-47).

Kade Reynolds, who led the team in scoring with a 19.2 average also took team-high honors in steals (2.2). Reynolds was named to the first-team all-district team. Isaac Davidson was honored as a first-team All-OVAC member and a special mention All-State performer after scoring 18.4 points and dishing out 7.2 assists.

Key Losses
Joey Bickerton (7.1 ppg, 4.6 rpg)
Owen Crawford (13.7 ppg, 8.2 rpg)
Kade Reynolds (19.2 ppg, 3.4 apg)

Key Returnees
Coach Nate Conley looks to continue his team’s success this year behind the Potters’ ability to defense and with the leadership he has at his disposal. “We have a very exciting team that will play extremely hard,” says coach Conley. “We’re led by our all-state guard Isaac Davidson, who is one of the best pure shooters to ever play at East Liverpool.” Last winter, Davidson made 51 three-pointers and sank 85% of his free throw opportunities. Isaac averaged 18.4 points and 7.2 assists per contest. “Ryan Bombich (1.5 spg) is a lockdown defender as he’s changed roles to lead the team at point guard,” points out Conley. “Zack Adkins (9.5 ppg, 8.1 rpg) will once again control the front court (while) Dallas Brewer is a big time scorer and will be a great second option for us this year. “

Ben Adams (6’3/Sr)
Zack Adkins (6’3/Sr)
Ryan Bombich (6’0/Sr)
Dallas Brewer (6’0/Sr)
Isaac Davidson (6’3/Sr)
Dillan Reynolds (6’1/Sr)
Austin Vranesvich (6’2/Sr)
Aaron Bombich (6’1/Jr)
Robbie Davis (6’3/Jr)
Logan Dawson (6’0/Jr)
Zach Gill (6’3/Jr)

2015-16 Schedule
Dec. 4 – at Edison, 7:30
Dec. 8 – at Steubenville, 7:30
Dec. 11 – Beaver Local, 7:30
Dec. 15 – at Salem, 7:30
Dec. 18 – Buckeye Local, 7:30
Dec. 22 – at Canfield, 7:30
Dec. 28 – Potter Holiday Classic, 6
Dec. 29 – Potter Holiday Classic, 6
Jan. 2 – Indian Creek, 7:30
Jan. 5 – Wellsville, 7:30
Jan. 8 – Edison, 7:30
Jan. 9 – at Oak Glen, 7:30
Jan. 12 – at Beaver Local, 7:30
Jan. 15 – at Buckeye Local, 7:30
Jan. 19 – at Indian Creek, 7:30
Jan. 26 – Dover, 7:30
Jan. 29 – Oak Glen, 7:30
Feb. 2 – Steubenville, 7:30

Post-Season History
State Championships: None
Regional Championships: 5 (1999, 1947, 1946, 1928, 1923)
…Despite their success during the regular season, East Liverpool has faltered in the post-season in each of their last three visits. The Potters’ last playoff win came on March 3, 2012 (62-58 win over Indian Creek in the St. Clairsville District Semifinal).

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