Boys basketball season preview: Pandora-Gilboa Rockets



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Coach: Joe Braidic

Years, career record: First year back at Pandora-Gilboa

Division: IV

Last year: 8-16, 1-6 PCL (seventh), 6-5 BVC

Returning letterwinners (* returning starter): Drew Johnson (Jr., 6-5, forward); Grant Muprhy (Jr., 6-4, forward); Cooper McCullough (Jr., 5-11, guard); Eli Phillips (Jr., 6-3, forward); Josh Wauters (Jr., 5-10, guard); Chase Huffman (Jr., 6-2, guard); Riley Larcom (So., 6-2, forward); Jared Breece (So., 6-0, guard)

Promising newcomers: Connor Dawson (Sr., 6-2, forward); Jason Walther (Sr., 6-1, forward); Cole Schwab (Jr., 6-3, forward); Adam Schwab (Jr., 5-9, guard)

Team outlook: The Rockets have a new/old coach, with Joe Braidic coming back after holding the job from 1998-2009. He has a lot of experienced juniors, with six players who lettered as sophomores last year, but they’ll have to learn the new system. “It will take some time to learn a new system, so look for us to show improvement toward the second half of the year,” Braidic said.


Dec. 3 Allen East 7:30 PM

Dec. 9 at McComb 7:30 PM

Dec. 13 at Kalida 7:30 PM

Dec. 16 Riverdale 7:30 PM

Dec. 23 at Hopewell-Loudon 7:30 PM

Dec. 29 at Leipsic 7:30 PM

Jan. 6 at Arlington 7:30 PM

Jan. 7 Miller City 7:30 PM

Jan. 13 Leipsic 7:30 PM

Jan. 14 at Ottoville 7:30 PM

Jan. 20 at North Baltimore 7:30 PM

Jan. 21 at Delphos Jefferson 7:30 PM

Jan. 27 at Arcadia 7:30 PM

Feb. 3 Van Buren 7:30 PM

Feb. 4 Bluffton 7:30 PM

Feb. 7 Columbus Grove 7:30 PM

Feb. 10 Vanlue 7:30 PM

Feb. 11 Pike-Delta-York 7:30 PM

Feb. 17 at Liberty-Benton 7:30 PM

Feb. 18 Fort Jennings 7:30 PM

Feb. 23 at Continental 7:30 PM

Feb. 24 Cory-Rawson 7:30 PM



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