Boy's Basketball Preview (Times Leader)

6. Nanticoke

Coach: Ken Bartuska

04-05 WVC record: 3-9; 7-17 overall

04-05 postseason: Lost 63-47 to Coughlin in D2 3A first round.

State classification: 3A

Key players: Eric Bieski, 5-11, Sr.; George Jones, 6-6, Sr.; John Rentko, 5-9, Sr.; Jarett Wolfe, 6-3, Sr.; Matt Kruczek, 5-9, Jr.; Josh Niewinski, 6-0, So.; Jesse Stine, 6-1, So.

Outlook: The Trojans graduated nine seniors, leaving Bieski as the only returning letter-winner. Rentko will be the point guard, while Jones will add strength in the middle. The name of the game will be improving as the season goes on. The Trojans will likely be a better team in the second-half season.

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