Sabers developing young talent

Saber varsity basketball players worked on conditioning on Wednesday morning as the team took laps around the gym. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN WOODRUFF

BY KEVIN WOODRUFF

Susquehanna Community’s boys’ basketball team is back for another year in Lackawanna League Division III, and is looking to develop its young players’ talent.

Coach Scott Glidden said the Sabers, which had a tough year in 2009, have a lot of talent including some up and comers.

Returning to the court for the Sabers this season are senior Taylor Cundey, juniors Austin Cowperthwait and Cole Mallery, sophomores Andrzej Tomczyk, Danny Biegert and James Nilson.

After losing Brandon Stone to graduation, who is currently playing basketball at Misericordia University, Susquehanna is looking to bridge the gap.

“It was a big loss for us,” Glidden said. “He will be tough to replace.”

However, with the returning players, Glidden said that he believes the team can be competitive.

“We’re a young and developing team,” Glidden said.

But, the Sabers will have to deal with powerhouses Montrose and Lackawanna Trail in order to put up a good record in the league.

Glidden said he feels that Tomczyk is a very talented young player, and will also look to Cundey, Cowperthwait and Biegert to be strong on the floor.

Susquehanna’s boys’ varsity basketball team is comprised of senior Cundey, juniors Cowperthwait and Mallery, sophomores Tomczyk, Bieger and Nilson and freshmen Brandon Soden, Mark Zappe, Evan Stone, Josh Wheeler, Cody Powers, Nate Carpenter, Brandon Rafferty and Kyle McDonald.

Susquehanna gets is season started on Friday, Dec. 10, at home against Athens at 6 p.m.

Full schedule:

Dec. 10, Athens, H, 6 p.m.

Dec. 13, Wyalusing, A, 6 p.m.

Dec. 17, West Side AVTS, H, 6 p.m.

Dec. 20, Mid Valley, H, 6 p.m.

Dec. 22, Forest City, H, 7:15 p.m.

Dec. 27, Susq. Co. Christmas Tournament, A, 6 p.m.

Dec. 29, Susq. Co. Christmas Tournament, A, TBA

Jan. 3, Deposit Central (N.Y.), A, 5 p.m.

Jan. 4, Mt. View, A, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 6, Blue Ridge, H, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 8, Elk Lake, A, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 11, Lakeland, H, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 14, Montrose, A, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 18, Lackawanna Trail, A, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 22, Western Wayne, A, 1 p.m.

Jan. 25, Forest City, A, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 27, Mt. View, H, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 29, Blue Ridge, A, 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 1, Elk Lake, H, 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 4, Lakeland, A, 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 8, Montrose, H, 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 11, Lackawanna Trail, H, 7:15 p.m.

Below is a glimpse at other boys’ basketball programs in Susquehanna County.

Blue Ridge 

Blue Ridge’s boys’ basketball team is coached by Brian Woodruff and is entering Lackawanna League Division III coming off a 5-9 league record in 2009-10.

Full schedule:

Dec. 1, Susquehanna Valley, A, 7:15 p.m.

Dec. 10-11, Sayre Tip-Off Tournament, A, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 17, Honesdale, H, 7 p.m.

Dec. 20, Athens, A, 7 p.m.

Dec. 22, Elk Lake, H, 7:15 p.m.

Dec. 27, Susq. Co. Christmas Tournament, A, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 29, Susq. Co. Christmas Tournament, A, TBA

Dec. 30, Wyalusing, H, 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 4, Susquehanna, A, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 7, Montrose, H, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 11, Lakeland, A, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 12, Notre Dame, H, 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 14, Mt. View, H, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 18, Lackawanna Trail, H, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 20, Forest City, A, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 27, Elk Lake, A, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 29, Susquehanna, H, 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 1, Montrose, A, 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 4, Lakeland, H, 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 8, Mt. View, A, 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 11, Lackawanna Trail, A, 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 15, Forest City, H, 7:15 p.m.

Elk Lake

Elk Lake’s team is coached by John Warnero, and is taking to the court after finishing out a 10-4 season in Lackawanna League Division III.

Full schedule:

Dec. 10, Carbondale, A, 6 p.m.

Dec. 14, Mid Valley, H, 6 p.m.

Dec. 16, Athens, A, 6 p.m.

Dec. 22, Blue Ridge, A, 6 p.m.

Dec. 27, Susq. Co. Christmas Tournament, A, 6 p.m.

Dec. 29, Susq. Co. Christmas Tournament, A, TBA

Jan. 14, Montrose, A, 6 p.m.

Jan. 18, Lakeland, A, 6 p.m.

Jan. 21, Mt. View, H, 6 p.m.

Jan. 24, Northeast Bradford, H, 6 p.m.

Jan. 27, Blue Ridge, H, 6 p.m.

Jan. 29, Montrose, H, 6 p.m.

Feb. 1, Forest City, A, 6 p.m.

Feb. 4, Susquehanna, A, 6 p.m.

Feb. 8, Lackawanna Trail, H, 6 p.m.

Feb. 11, Lakeland, H, 6 p.m.

Feb. 15, Mt. View, A, 6 p.m.

Forest City

Forest City is hitting the court under new coach Carl Imbt, and is looking to improve upon its 2-12 Division III record from last season.

Full schedule:

Dec. 22, Susquehanna, A, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 4, Lakeland, H, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 7, Elk Lake, A, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 11, Lackawanna Trail, H, 6 p.m.

Jan. 14, Montrose, A, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 18, Mt. View, A, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 20, Blue Ridge, H, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 27, Susquehanna, H, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 29, Lakeland, A, 2:30 p.m.

Feb. 1, Elk Lake, H, 7;15 p.m.

Feb. 4, Lackawanna Trail, A, 6 p.m.

Feb. 8, Montrose, H, 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 11, Mt. View, H, 7:15 p.m.

Montrose

Montrose’s boys’ team is coached by Todd Smith, and returns after winning the Lackawanna League Division III championship in 2009-10 with a 12-2 record.

Full schedule:

Dec. 10, Riverside, H, 7:15 p.m.

Dec. 13, Mid Valley, A, 7:15 p.m.

Dec. 15, Wyalusing, A, 7:15 p.m.

Dec. 20, Tunkhannock, A, 7:15 p.m.

Dec. 22, Lackawanna Trail, H, 7:15 p.m.

Dec. 27, Susq. Co. Christmas Tournament, H, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 29, Susq. Co. Christmas Tournament, H, TBA

Jan. 4, Elk Lake, H, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 7, Blue Ridge, A, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 11, Mt. View, A, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 14, Forest City, H, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 18, Susquehanna, H, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 20, Lakeland, A, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 22, Towanda, H, 2:30 p.m.

Jan. 24, Dunmore, A, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 27, Lackawanna Trail, A, 6 p.m.

Jan. 29, Elk Lake, A, 2:30 p.m.

Feb. 1, Blue Ridge, H, 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 4, Mt. View, H, 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 8, Forest City, A, 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 11, Susquehanna, A, 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 15, Lakeland, H, 7:15 p.m.

Mountain View

Mountain View’s boys’ basketball team is coached by Lawrence Tompkins, and after finishing with a 9-5 record last year, the Eagles are eying a strong finish in Division III.

Full schedule:

Dec. 4, Mid Valley, A, 10 a.m.

Dec. 10-11, Wallenpaupack Tournament, A, TBA

Dec. 13, Notre Dame, A, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 15, Honesdale, H, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 17, Old Forge, A, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 20, Riverside, H, 7:30 pm.

Dec. 22, Lakeland, H, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 4, Lackawanna Trail, A, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 7, Susquehanna, H, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 11, Montrose, H, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 14, Blue Ridge, A, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 18, Forest City, H, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 21, Elk Lake, A, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 27, Lakeland, A, 7:30 pm.

Jan. 29, Lackawanna Trail, H, 1 p.m.

Feb. 1, Susquehanna, A, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 4, Montrose, A, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 8, Blue Ridge, H, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 11, Forest City, A, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 15, Elk Lake, H, 7:30 p.m.

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