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BRLD Basketball Preview

BRLD Basketball Preview

Team: Bancroft-Rosalie-Lyons-Decatur

Mascot: Wolverines

Colors: UCLA Blue, Black, and Gold

Class: C-2

Conference: East Husker

Head Coach: Cory Meyer (3rd season) (39-13 record)

Returning Starters: 5 (2 BR 3 LDNE)

Overview:

The Bancroft-Rosalie-Lyons-Decatur Boys begin their inaugural season, and return some talent from last year’s teams.

Returning starters from B-R are Trent Gatewood & Aaron Ras. From Lyons-Decatur…Hunter Ferguson, Cole Christofferson, and Montana Riecken return.

Perhaps the biggest losses from last year are Alec Anderson, who graduated from Lyons-Decatur. Anderson was a 1st team All-Conference player who averaged 18 PPG,  And Mario Aldrich from Bancroft-Rosalie, who averaged 15.5 PPG.  So the team is missing both schools’ leading scorers.

Here is this year’s roster:
*0 Jacob Zuhlke Jr. 5-9 Guard
1 Devin Hegge Fr. 5-7 Guard
*2 Michael Snyder Jr. 6-1 Guard
*3 Kenyan Lovejoy Jr. 6-1 Post
*4 Trent Gatewood Jr. 5-11 Guard
*5 Montana Riecken Sr. 5-11 Guard
10 Ezequiel Zavala-Taylor Fr. 5-11 Post
11 Andrew Marr So. 5-10 Guard
*12 Jon Christiansen Sr. 6-1 Guard
13 Arizona Riecken Fr. Guard
*14 Jacob Whitaker Sr. 5-8 Guard
*15 Aaron Ras Sr. 6-0 Post
20 Darwin Snyder Fr. 5-7 Guard
21 Joel Rodriquez Sr. 6-2 Post
*22 Hunter Ferguson Jr. 5-10 Guard
*23 Nick Ronnfeldt So. 6-3 Post
*24 Wyatt Hennig Sr. 5-7 Guard
25 Braxton Bargmann Fr. 5-9 Guard
30 Will Gatzemeyer Fr. 5-9 Guard
31 Ryan Payton So. 5-6 Guard
32 Seth Totten So. 6-2 Post
33 Reid Preston So. 6-1 Post
34 Jaxon Johnson         Fr. 6-2 Post
35 Ramon Hawk So. 5-10 Post
45 Luke Kramer Fr. 6-0 Post
50 Braydon Anderson Fr. 6-0 Guard
*55 Cole Christofferson Sr. 6-4 Post
* Returning Letter Winners
Head Coach Cory Meyer feels there are a lot of newcomers who could contribute.
“This is kind of a difficult question to answer. As last year’s head coach from B-R I see many of the Lyons-Decatur players as newcomers who will be impact players. And I can speak for Weston Swanson, who is my assistant this year, who was Lyons-Decatur’s co-head coach last year as seeing many of the Bancroft-Rosalie players as newcomers who will be impact players. We do have a great freshman class which will have players who will contribute.”
Meyer says having depth and a number of good players on the floor will help this program out in the long run.
“There’s no doubt about it. With the amount of depth we have and the amount of players (25) out, it creates more competition which in turn makes the kids work harder in practice. Last year both Bancroft-Rosalie and Lyons-Decatur couldn’t support a full varsity because of the lack of players and because of the co-op we can do that. Also, we do have depth now allowing more rest for the starters throughout the year.”
Meyer adds everyone has been getting along so far.
“It helps that most of the players played football so they are familiar will each other and we also played summer ball together as well. So far I think the kids really like the co-op.”
Season Outlook:
 
BRLD figures to be in the mix for a state run again this season if the team plays up to their potential.
Meyer says he’s not sure as of yet how good this team can be.
“It’s too early to tell at this point. There’s just so much to learn for the new players and for the talented incoming freshmen. I have to believe we can have a good season because the potential is there and the pieces of the puzzle are there, we just need to figure out a way to put them together.”
The Wolverines are in Sub-District C2-4 with the likes of Ponca, Homer, Omaha Nation, and Wakefield.
BRLD opens the year up at Omaha Nation on December 1st.
2016-2017 Bancroft-Rosalie-Lyons-Decatur Wolverines Boys Basketball Schedule:
 
12/01/16 @ Omaha Nation
12/03/16 Homer
12/06/16 Emerson-Hubbard
12/09/16 @ Clarkson/Leigh
12/16/16 @ Howells-Dodge
12/22/16 Ponca
12/29-12/30 (To Be Determined) GACC Holiday Tour West Point
01/03/17 Cedar Bluffs
01/06/17 @ Tekamah-Herman
01/07/17 @ West Point-Beemer
01/13/17 @ Oakland-Craig
01/14/17 Mead
01/17/17 @ Wakefield
01/20/17 @ Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family
01/21/17 Stanton
01/24/17 @ Winnebago
01/28-02/04 (To Be Determined) East Husker Conference Tournament TBD
02/07/17 @ Wisner-Pilger
02/10/17 Logan View-Scribner-Snyder
02/17/17 Pender

Team: Bancroft-Rosalie-Lyons-Decatur

Mascot: Wolverines

Colors: UCLA Blue, Black, and Gold

Class: C-2

Conference: East Husker

Head Coach: Rod Peters (5th season)

Returning Starters: 5 (3 BR 2 LDNE)

Overview:

The Bancroft-Rosalie-Lyons-Decatur Girls are hoping to be good this season after Lyons-Decatur Northeast made state last season and Bancroft-Rosalie was competitive at times during the 2015-2016 season.

Here is Rod Peters’ possible starting lineup:

Lexie Bacon  5’5”  SR 2 Guard
Kelly Wakeley  5’8”  SR 2 Guard
Vicki Gatzemeyer 5’5” JR 2 Guard
Paige Peters 5’6” SO  Guard
Tiahna Bonneau 5’6” JR Forward
Tess Nottlemann 5’11” SR Forward

Bacon, Wakeley, Gatzemeyer, Bonneau, and Nottleman are returning starters.

Peters feels there are a number of newcomers who could make an impact, and they are as follows:

Kelcee Bacon  5’3 JR  Guard
Brandi Simonsen 5’2 SO Guard
Mariah Petersen 5’6’ JR Forward
Sophia Henneman 5’7” JR Guard
Justice Johnson 5’10 SR Forward

Peters feels this team can be very good this season.

“I am really excited about this year. I believe we have the chance to be very successful with who we have returning and with the help of some of the newcomers.”

Peters adds the players have been getting along well so far.

“We did some team building this summer and so far things have gone very well. I look for that to continue and even improve.”

Season Outlook:

BRLD figures to be a factor in the conference tournament and postseason as well as in other games this year.

Peters says the team has to buy into what they are being taught and asked to do.

“Girls accepting their role on this year’s team is going to be one of the keys to our success. That role for them might be different than it was last year. We are going to need girls that are not selfish. We have some girls that are very capable of shooting the ball so it will be very important that we find those girls on the floor. Another key to our success will be the attitude the girls have in practice.”

Peters says running on offense and boxing out on defense will also be important.

“Some of the keys to our success will be our ability to push the ball up the court and rebounding. We do not have a lot of height so it will be very important that we have a team effort when it comes down to rebounding.”

The Wolverines are in Sub-District C2-4 with the likes of Ponca, Wakefield, Homer, and Omaha Nation.

BRLD opens the year up at Omaha Nation on December 1st.

2016-2017 Bancroft-Rosalie-Lyons-Decatur Wolverines Girls Basketball Schedule:

12/01/16 @ Omaha Nation
12/03/16 Homer
12/06/16 Emerson-Hubbard
12/09/16 @ Clarkson/Leigh
12/16/16 @ Howells-Dodge
12/20/16 Pender
12/22/16 Ponca
12/29-12/30 (To Be Determined) GACC Holiday Tour West Point
01/03/17 Cedar Bluffs
01/06/17 @ Tekamah-Herman
01/07/17 @ West Point-Beemer
01/13/17 @ Oakland-Craig
01/14/17 Mead
01/17/17 @ Wakefield
01/20/17 @ Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family
01/21/17 Stanton
01/24/17 @ Winnebago
01/27-02/04 (To Be Determined) East Husker Conference Tournament TBD
02/07/17 @ Wisner-Pilger
02/10/17 Logan View-Scribner-Snyder

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