Nanticoke Area - Boys Varsity Basketball Capsule
Coach: Ken Bartuska
06-07 postseason: Lost 61-53 to Honesdale in D2-3A first round.
State classification: 3A
Key players: Kevin Corley, 6-1, Sr.; Joel Fetterman, 5-10, Sr.; Josh Niewinski, 6-0, Sr.; Jesse Stine, 6-2, Sr.; Sean Bieski, 6-2, Jr.; Josh Olzinski, 5-11, Jr.; Robert Smith, 6-2, Jr.
Outlook: Nanticoke picked up three more wins last season despite starting an entirely new lineup. That year of experience should translate into a better season for the Trojans.
How much better depends how the bench matures. Bartuska likes his top-seven players, but after that its a crapshoot as to who will contribute. Were looking at some guys, Bartuska said, but they dont have a lot of experience.
Bieski, Niewinski and Fetterman form a solid backcourt. Size inside is an issue and will be all season since there isnt a player on the roster taller than 6-3. So the Trojans will have to overcome some mismatches most of the time. Also, staying healthy will be a necessity since there is no guarantee that some reserves will develop quicker than expected.