2016-17 Struthers Boys’ Basketball Preview

The Wildcats begin their 2016-17 campaign with a visit from Girard on Friday.

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2016-17 Struthers Boys’ Basketball Preview
Head Coach: James Franceschelli, 3rd season (23-26)
2015-16 Record: 10-13 (6-4), 3rd place in AAC White

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2015-16 Team Stats
Scoring Offense: 57.7
Scoring Defense: 62.3

2015-16 Results
Salem 77 Wildcats 63*
Poland 85 Wildcats 48
Wildcats 76 Liberty 43
Newton Falls 56 Wildcats 41
Wildcats 69 Lakeside 68
Wildcats 65 Edgewood 53
Wildcats 54 Jefferson 52
Wildcats 44 Hubbard 41
Wildcats 63 Lakeview 35
East 79 Wildcats 71
Niles 65 Wildcats 33
Wildcats 81 Campbell Memorial 34
LaBrae 84 Wildcats 65
Salem 66 Wildcats 53
Canfield 76 Wildcats 44
Wildcats 75 Champion 64
Fitch 62 Wildcats 50
Wildcats 47 Hubbard 42
Lisbon 87 Wildcats 54
Lakeview 70 Wildcats 65
Niles 59 Wildcats 58
Jefferson 72 Wildcats 44
Wildcats 65 Edgewood 63
*-Post-Season

2016-17 Schedule
Dec. 2 – Girard
Dec. 6 – Fitch, 7
Dec. 9 – at Hubbard, 7
Dec. 13 – Jefferson, 7
Dec. 16 – at Niles, 7
Dec. 20 – at Newton Falls, 7
Dec. 23 – at Campbell Memorial, 7:30
Dec. 27 – vs. Mount Union Christmas Tournament (at Alliance)
Dec. 30 – Poland, 7
Jan. 3 – Edgewood, 7
Jan. 6 – at Lakeview, 7
Jan. 10 – at Boardman, 7
Jan. 13 – Hubbard, 7
Jan. 21 – Lowellville, 7
Jan. 24 – at Jefferson, 7
Jan. 27 – Niles, 7
Jan. 28 – Western Reserve, 7
Jan. 31 – East, 7
Feb. 3 – at Poland, 7
Feb. 7 – at Edgewood, 7
Feb. 10 – Lakeview, 7
Feb. 14 – at Liberty, 7

Key Returnees
First-team All-AAC pick Andrew Carbon (22.3 ppg) leads a quartet of seniors back for Struthers. Jaret Jacubec (7.3 ppg), Ja’Juan Douglas (3.4 ppg) and the team’s 6’3 center A.J. Musolino (6.5 ppg) all return. Standing 6’4, freshman Carson Ryan offers the Wildcats length and athletic ability at the point guard position. Underclassmen Ryan Leonard (6’5/JR), Ethan Vo (5’10/JR), Kylel Griffen (6’3/JR), Isaiah Torrence (5’10/JR) and sophomore shooting guard Kevin Traylor (10.2 ppg) will be called upon to see their roles expand after the departure of Dakota Senvisky and Justin Myers.

Outlook
Struthers ended last year’s regular season slate with six wins in their last eight outings. “We return six players who saw varsity action including four seniors that we will lean on heavily for leadership,” says Franceschelli. “We believe that we are making huge strides in the right direction and can’t wait to get on the floor this year.”

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