Northwestern boys and girls basketball previews. By LCS Intern, Ryan Gable.
Northwestern Boys Basketball
Head Coach: Doug Sebach
Years Coaching: 14th varsity. 24th overall
Overall Record: 208-101
Last Year's Final Regular Season Record: 14-4 BL+ Tournaments 17-7
State Tournament Information from Last Year: Loss in 2nd round to Bloomfield
Key Players Lost to Graduation: Sheldon Green and Zack Plitt
Key Returning Starters: SR Jayson Reola-11 PPG; SR Mike Oley-7 PPG; SR Ben North- 8 PPG
Key Returnees: SR Zack Penn; SR Chris Nanni; SR Mike Neuman; SR Liam Duran; SO Levi Delaney; SR Jarrett Soltis
Coaches Outlook on team and the Berkshire League for the season: "Our players need to work hard as a team and consistently all season. Lewis Mills and Wamogo are really good again and Terryville is a sleeper team."
Northwestern Girls Basketball
Head Coach: Fred Williams- Varsity. Stacey Zematis and Lindsey Blanchard- JV
Years Coaching: 40th basketball season
Overall Record: 595-289
Last Year's Final Regular Season Record: 12-8
State Tournament Information Last Year: 1st round loss to Bacon Academy
Key Players Lost to Graduation: Katie Wald, Marissa Swartley, Erika Swartley, Angela Richard, Sara Frieze, Sydney Shaffer, Alex Robotham, Abby Nelson
Key Returning Players: SR Gina Weingart F/G; SR Addie Hester G SO; Natalie Lederman JR; F Emma Propfe G SR; Morgan Daley F/C
Coaches Outlook on team and the Berkshire League as well for this season: "We have experience from last year with strong senior leadership. The league has good balance from top to bottom so should be an interesting year. We should be in top four as long as we stay healthy. Should qualify for League Tournament and hopefully will do well there and then on to the states in early March."