New Hope-Solebury Boys' Basketball Preview

NEW HOPE-SOLEBURY BOYS' BASKETBALL PREVIEW

Coach: Rick Fedele (21 years)

Assistant:  Glen Ockenhouse

Last year’s record:  9-6 BAL Independence Division, 17-11 overall PIAA District 3A Champions
Regional Playoff wins: Panther Valley, Palmerton
State Playoff wins: Murrell Dobbin Vo-Tech, Science Leadership Academy at Beeber
Lost to Trinity 43-36 in the State semifinals

Notable losses to graduation: Topher Taylor, Conner Wallace, Pat Cooney and Logan Waterman

Returning Starters:
Mike Bory’s (5’10” Sr.), Phil Weinseimer (6’3” Jr.)

Key Additions:  Brian Dougherty (6’2” Jr.), Kyle McLaughlin (5’10” Jr.), Christian Keating (6’4” Sr.), Alex Walinski (6’4” Jr.)

Question marks: Defense

Outlook: The Lions made it to the quarterfinal of the PIAA 3A state tournament last season. Team Chemistry is strong. JV was 15-1 last season with a strong junior class.  Expect the team to be will be challenged as the Lions will play 5 6A schools in non-league play this season. 

Dougherty, McLaughlin and Walinksi saw solid minutes in the Lions state playoff run and should help replace the loss of the senior class.  The goal this season is to compete for a BAL league championship and to make another run in the state playoffs.

Games:
2/7/19 Upper Moreland Tip-Off Tournamentvs. Upper Merion @ 5:30
12/14/19 Home 6:00pm vs. Holy Ghost Prep 
12/28/19 Home 6:00pm vs. Council Rock North
01/08/20 Away 7:00 vs. CB East