2016-17 Brookfield Boys’ Basketball Preview

The Warriors welcome Niles for their lidlifter

Brookfield Warriors High School Basketball

2016-17 Brookfield Boys’ Basketball Preview
Head Coach: Shawn Hammond, 1st season
2015-16 Record: 8-14 (4-8), T-5th place in AAC Blue

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2015-16 Team Stats
Scoring Offense: 47.2
Scoring Defense: 52.3
Rebounding: 24.3
Field Goal Percentage: 38.9%
Three-Point Percentage: 27.7%
Free Throw Percentage: 69.8%

2015-16 Results
Mineral Ridge 72 Warriors 46*
Cardinal Mooney 53 Warriors 35
Champion 77 Warriors 58
Hubbard 52 Warriors 43
Pymatuning Valley 65 Warriors 56
Bristol 52 Warriors 40
LaBrae 42 Warriors 35
Warriors 51 Valley Christian 43
Newton Falls 63 Warriors 35
Warriors 74 Campbell 39
Warriors 55 Conneaut 33
Liberty 57 Warriors 45
Girard 57 Warriors 41
Champion 60 Warriors 47
Warriors 55 LaBrae 51
Warriors 69 Niles 51
Warriors 52 Valley Christian 38
Cardinal Mooney 49 Warriors 39
Newton Falls 58 Warriors 42
Warriors 56 Campbell 34
Warriors 53 Liberty 52
Girard Warriors
*-Post-Season

Returning Statistical Leaders
Scoring: Brian Hiner – 16.7
Rebounding: Brian Hiner – 10.7
Assists: Brian Hiner – 2.9
Field Goal Percentage: Brian Hiner – 43.9%
Three-Point Percentage: Brian Hiner – 27.5%
Free Throw Percentage: Chad Filipovich – 81.3%

2016-17 Schedule
Dec. 2 – Niles, 7
Dec. 6 – at Southeast, 7:30
Dec. 9 – at Liberty, 7
Dec. 10 – Garfield, 7
Dec. 13 – Champion, 7
Dec. 16 – at LaBrae, 7
Dec. 20 – at Campbell Memorial, 7
Dec. 23 – Bristol, 7
Dec. 27 – Girard, 7
Jan. 3 – Lakeview, 7
Jan. 10 – Valley Christian, 7
Jan. 13 – Liberty, 7
Jan. 24 – at Champion, 7
Jan. 27 – LaBrae, 7
Jan. 31 – Campbell Memorial, 7
Feb. 3 – at Girard, 7
Feb. 10 – Newton Falls, 7
Feb. 14 – at Hubbard, 7
Feb. 21 – at Valley Christian, 7

Key Returnees
Brian Hiner and Chad Filipovich return for their senior seasons after enjoying personal success last winter. Hiner averaged a double-double (16.7 ppg, 10.7 rpg) while shooting 73.7% from the line (101-137) and leading the team in assists (2.9 apg). Filipovich scored 4 points per game while dishing out 1.6 assists per contest. First-year head coach Shawn Hammond says, “getting the seniors to buy in has been very important to us. With a new staff and seniors (having) only one year left – you want to make it a smooth transition for them. We are excited about the kids we have and their effort so far, along with the challenge to build a solid program. We have a lot of new faces and a few either coming back out to play or coming off of an injury. The kids have been very responsive and they’re working extremely hard.”

Outlook
After tallying a winning percentage of 68.8% (86-39) and posting winning seasons in each of their previous six campaigns, the Warriors suffered through their first losing season since 2008-09 (4-17). Coach Hammond says, “our expectations will be pretty simple. Win each night and if we don’t win, make our opponent play great to beat us. Our numbers are outstanding. We have a good number of freshmen out (this year) which will (help) us play a full freshman schedule which is very important to building our program.”

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