High School Sports

PREP BOYS' BASKETBALL: Meridian preview

MERIDIAN TROJANS

Coach: Shane Stacy

Last year: 13-17 (4-9 NWC), fin-ished sixth at Class 1A state tourna-ment.

Players to watch: Andrei Lintz (Sr., P), Luke Schweigert (Jr., G), Ryan Self (Jr., G)

Outlook: The Trojans lost a lot from last year’s senior-heavy roster, which helped them to their best finish at state in school history. Not only did they lose a lot of talent, but also a number of mentally-tough players who helped them make their unexpected run to the Class 1A semifinals. Fortunately, they return two talented seniors who were a big part of that run in Lintz and Schweigert. Lintz led Meridian with 13.4 points per game last season and at 6-foot-5 should play a vital role in the post once again. Schweigert averaged 6.4 points from the wing. Both need to play leadership roles for the Trojans during what can be a difficult run through the Northwest Conference season for a 1A school, especially one that has five sopho-mores and only two seniors on its roster. Stacy feels Lintz and Schweigert should have not problem stepping up and letting their team-mates know that playing 2A and 3A schools will only make them better come playoff time. If that happens, it would not be a surprise to see the Trojans make another strong playoff push.

ROSTER

No. Player (Ht., Pos., Yr.)

1. Ryan Self (5-10, G, Jr.)

3. Cody Carlson (5-10, G, So.)

5. Joe Maderia (5-10, G, So.)

10. Tyler Wasilewski (6-6, P, So.)

11. Mike Ryan (5-11, G, Jr.)

12. Zach Slesk (5-9, G, Fr.)

14. Joey Sebens (6-3, G, So.)

20. Andrei Lintz (6-5, P, Sr.)

21. Mychael Cherochak (6-3, P, Sr.)

24. Mike Hayes (6-6, P, So.)

32. Luke Schweigert (6-3, G, Jr.)

33. Kyle Jackson (5-10, G, Jr.)

SCHEDULE

Nov. 29, at LaConner, W 55-51

Dec. 4, Nooksack Valley , 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 6, at Blaine, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 8, Lakewood , 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 12, Bellingham , 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 14, at Lynden Christian, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 19, Burlington-Edison*, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 21, at Nooksack Valley*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 3, Lynden Christian*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 5, Mount Baker*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 8, Anacortes*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 10, at Sehome*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 15, at Bellingham*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 17, Blaine*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 23, at Lynden*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 26, at Friday Harbor, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 30, at Mount Vernon*, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 1, Squalicum*, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 5, at Ferndale*, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 7, Sedro-Woolley*, 7:30 p.m.

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