Boys basketball season preview: Allen East Mustangs


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Coach: Brad Clum

Years, career record: 3, 19-27

Division: III

Last year: 11-12, 1-7 NWC (ninth)

Returning letterwinners (* returning starter): Spencer Miller* (Sr., 6-0, guard); Kain Foster* (Sr., 6-1, guard); Caleb Smelcer (Sr., 6-0, guard); Chris Kleman (Sr., 6-2, forward); Caleb Austin (Sr., 6-2, forward); Shane Gipson (Sr., 5-10, guard); Johnny Brinkman (Sr., 5-10, guard)

Promising newcomers: Brayden Newland (Sr., 6-3, forward)

Team outlook: The Mustangs have seven senior letterwinners back to run the motion offense and man-to-man defense with moments of matchup zone. “Experience and depth have the Mustangs optimistic that this could be the first winning season in 14 years,” coach Brad Clum said.

SCHEDULE

Dec. 2 Vanlue 7:30 PM

Dec. 3 at Pandora-Gilboa 7:30 PM

Dec. 9 at Ridgemont 7:30 PM

Dec. 17 Botkins 7:30 PM

Dec. 21 Upper Scioto Valley 7:30 PM

Dec. 27 McDonald’s Holiday Tournament

Dec. 28 McDonald’s Holiday Tournament

Jan. 6 at Lincolnview 7:30 PM

Jan. 7 Temple Christian 7:30 PM

Jan. 13 Paulding 7:30 PM

Jan. 21 Perry 7:30 PM

Jan. 24 at Ottoville 7:30 PM

Jan. 27 Ada 7:30 PM

Jan. 28 at Hardin Northern 7:30 PM

Feb. 3 Bluffton 7:30 PM

Feb. 4 at Fort Jennings 7:30 PM

Feb. 11 Kenton 7:30 PM

Feb. 17 Crestview 7:30 PM

Feb. 18 at Waynesfield-Goshen 7:30 PM

Feb. 24 at Delphos Jefferson 7:30 PM

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