2020-21 Youngsville Boys’ Basketball Preview

January 5, 2021

Youngsville Eagles

Head coach: Jim Kesterholt

2019-20 Record: 19-8

Playoffs: Beat Mercer in D-10 Class 2A First Round, 57-45; Beat Rocky Grove in D-10 Class 2A Quarterfinal, 45-39; Lost to Farrell in D-10 Class 2A semifinal, 73-47; Lost to Cambridge Springs in D-10 Class 2A Consolation Game, 78-43; Lost to OLSH in PIAA Class 2A First Round, 79-31

Top returning players: Brady Olewine (Sr./11 ppg.), Timber Bower (Sr./9 ppg.), Joe Mack (Sr./7 ppg.), Ethan Kesterholt (Sr./7 ppg.), Austin Peterson, Dominic Dell, Xavier Mowrey

Top players lost: Gage Hendrickson (16 ppg.)

Key newcomers:  Xavier Mowery Sr. – (Well rounded game can play inside or out.); Kegan Mesel  Soph. (Energy and rugged rebounder.); Cody Hendrickson Soph. (Good athlete and slasher.); Alex Hill Soph. (Shooting and hustle.); Carson Chase Fr. (Shooting and ball handling.)

Keys to the season: We will need every bit of our senior leadership and fill the void left by the departure of Gage.  We will need to rebound as a team and get out and run.

Things your team is doing during the COVID-19 pause of winter sports: With having been shut down it will basically be starting over. The key to returning to play will be conditioning and having our seniors set the tone for our limited practices before league play.

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