CEC 54-62 Greater Nanticoke
Conwell-Egan Catholic’s 2016-17 boys basketball season is over.
Greater Nanticoke upset the Eagles 62-54 Friday night at Parkland High School in Allentown, in a PIAA Class 4A second-round game.
It was an up-and-down first season under 25-year-old coach Eric Kindler.
“I was pleased. We saw flashes. It was a learning process,” Kindler said. “We maintained the standard that was set the last two years, in some areas.”
“Overall, I think it was a good season,” Eagles junior forward James Leible said. “We did a lot of good things.”
Kindler will be back. Most of his players will be, too. Guard Darien Simmons is the only starter graduating. CEC’s top three scorers — Patrick Robinson, Eric Esposito and Leible — are juniors.
Robinson broke out this year, averaging 17.2 points.
“I’m excited for the guys that we have,” Kindler said. “We’ll have a great core.”
“A lot of our guys got varsity experience for the first time,” Leible said. “That will help.”
“Being a young team, we lost to a lot of teams we should beat,” Robinson said. “But I think next year, we’ll be good.”