McDonald Boys’ Basketball: Regular Season in Review

The Blue Devils open the post-season at home next Tuesday.

McDonald Blue Devils High School Basketball - McDonald, OH.

2016-17 McDonald Boys’ Basketball: Regular Season in Review
Head Coach: Jeff Rasile
Record: 21-1 (10-0), ITCL Blue Tier Champion

Next Game: host Heartland Christian on February 28 (Sectional Semifinal)

Road to the Regionals: Struthers District
Sectional Semifinal on February 28
Game 1: #12 Leetonia at #7 Valley Christian
Game 2: #10 Jackson-Milton at #8 Southern
Game 3: #11 East Canton at #3 Wellsville
Game 4: #6 Lowellville at #5 Sebring
Game 5: #13 Mathews at #9 Heritage Christian
Game 6: #11 Heartland Christian at #1 McDonald
Sectional Final on March 3
Game 7: Game 1 winner at #2 Western Reserve
Game 8: Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner
Game 9: Game 4 winner at #4 Lisbon
Game 10: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner
District Semifinal
Game 11: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 7 pm on March 6
Game 12: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 7 pm on March 7
District Championship on March 10
Remaining Winners, 7 p.m.
The champion advances to play the Orwell champion in the Regional Semifinal

Team Statistics
Scoring Offense: 89.7
Rebounding: 32.1
Three-Point Percentage: 40.2%
Free Throw Percentage: 72.0%
Scoring Defense: 60.8

Individual Statistics
Scoring
Zach Rasile – 19.7
Braedon Poole – 18.0
Joe Ragazzine – 16.2
Dylan Portolese – 14.5
Evan Magill – 9.5
Caleb Emerson – 8.1

Rebounding
Evan Magill – 9.3
Dylan Portolese – 6.7
Braedon Poole – 6.5
Josh Celli – 3.7
Joe Ragazzine – 2.8

Assists
Evan Magill – 7.1
Zach Rasile – 3.8
Dylan Portolese – 3.7

Steals
Evan Magill – 2.9
Dylan Portolese – 2.8
Zach Rasile – 2.7
Braedon Poole – 2.5
Josh Celli – 1.9

Field Goal Percentage
Dylan Portolese – 58.2% (124-213)
Josh Celli – 57.8% (26-45)
Braedon Poole – 57.3% (149-260)
Evan Magill – 54.2% (71-131)
Joe Ragazzine – 46.7% (120-257)
Zach Rasile – 46.4% (142-306)

Three-Point Percentage
Zach Rasile – 43.8% (113-258)
Joe Ragazzine – 41.2% (49-119)
Caleb Emerson – 36.4% (40-110)
Braedon Poole – 32.0% (9-28)
Dylan Portolese – 27.6% (8-29)

Free Throw Percentage
Zach Rasile – 87.8% (36-41)
Joe Ragazzine – 87.2% (68-78)
Evan Magill – 71.3% (67-94)
Braedon Poole – 70.4% (69-98)
Dylan Portolese – 68.5% (63-92)

2016-17 Results
Blue Devils 92 Sebring 54
Blue Devils 78 Springfield 68
Blue Devils 96 Western Reserve 80
Blue Devils 94 Jackson-Milton 67
Blue Devils 131 Mineral Ridge 65$
Blue Devils 90 Lisbon 71
Blue Devils 81 Lowellville 35#
Blue Devils 91 East Palestine 69
Blue Devils 74 Sebring 51
South Range 73 Blue Devils 66 OT
Blue Devils 87 Western Reserve 80 OT@
Blue Devils 77 Girard 72
Blue Devils 89 Wellsville 80
Blue Devils 72 Jackson-Milton 58%
Blue Devils 90 Southern 54^
Blue Devils 82 Niles 58
Blue Devils 77 Leetonia 46
Blue Devils 111 Mineral Ridge 60
Blue Devils 105 Crestview 43
Blue Devils 75 Lowellville 48
Blue Devils 123 Columbiana 45&
Blue Devils 92 United 60*
*-Zach Rasile connected on 8 three-point shots (26 points)
&-Zach Rasile helps McDonald with 11 three-point baskets in their 123 point performance
^-Zach Rasile hits 10 three-pointers
%-Joe Ragazzine scores 30
@-Braedon Poole leads the Devils past Reserve in overtime with 27 points
#-Dylan Portolese and Braedon Poole each score 25
$-Zach Rasile goes for 34 while Joe Ragazzine and Braedon Poole both score 24

2016-17 ITCL Blue Tier Standings
x-McDonald – 10-0 (21-1)
Western Reserve – 8-2 (17-4)
Sebring – 5-5 (11-11)
Lowellville – 5-5 (11-11)
Jackson-Milton – 1-9 (6-15)
Mineral Ridge – 1-9 (1-20)

By the Numbers
Last 2 Seasons Overall (2015-17): 44-5 (89.8%)
20-wins in 4 of the last 5 seasons
Last 5 Seasons Overall (2012-17): 105-20 (84.0%)

8 League Championships in last 9 seasons
League Record – last 9 seasons: 105-13 (89.0%)

Comparing last year to this year
Double-digit scorers: 4 in 2015-16; 5 in 2016-17
…2015-16: Jake Reckard – 14.8, Evan Magill – 11.1, Dylan Portolese – 10.3, Braedon Poole – 10.2; 2016-17: Zach Rasile – 19.7, Braedon Poole – 18.0, Joe Ragazzine – 16.2, Dylan Portolese – 14.5, Evan Magill – 9.5

Three-Point Shooting (as a team): 27.5% last season; this year – 40.2%…Zach Rasile has made 113 three-point baskets (a Mahoning Valley record for a single season).

Free Throw Shooting (as a team): 65.0% last season; this year – 72.0%…Braedon Poole was the team leader in 2015-16 by shooting 77.3% from the line. This season, the Devils have a pair who has shot better than 87% (Zach Rasile, 87.8%; Joe Ragazzine, 87.2%).

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