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Dunlevy Has Good Senior Leadership

December 2, 2013
By MIKE MATHISON , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WINTERSVILLE - In a lot of ways this will be a typical Indian Creek boys basketball team coached by veteran Joe Dunlevy.

The Redskins are senior- and guard-oriented.

"We have good senior leadership with four of them coming off the football team," he said.

Leading the way is three-year starter and four-year letterman Blake Roar (5-8).

"He understands what we want to do," said the coach.

"The strength of our program has always been our guards. This will be a typical Indian Creek team."

What's not typical is the lack of scoring production returning to the lineup. The Redskins graduated approximately 85 percent of its 2012-13 scoring.

Gone to graduation are Alex Young, Frank Kamarec, Shane Winland, Matt Furda and Drew Sullivan.

"Yes, we lack some experience on the varsity level," said Dunlevy. "We will definitely look toward Blake for leadership.

"We are in the process of developing some depth."

Senior Johnny Haught (5-10) is back as the only other player seeing varsity time a year ago.

The other one, junior Zach Connor, will miss the season due to foot surgery.

"We have some tough kids, but we will definitely miss his toughness," Dunlevy said.

The coach also has seniors Jonathan Woodbury (6-1), Tran Huynh (5-8), Cody Durbin (6-3) and Andrew Anderson (6-2) and sophomore Aaron Foldi (5-10).

"What's not going to change is the way we play defense," said Dunlevy. "We will still take charges and play tough defense.

"This is a good senior class that had to wait their turn because of the people in front of them. Now, it's their time.

"We have skilled kids who have been leaders before."

The opener with Steubenville Big Red will be moved. No new date has been announced.

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