By Frank Rizzo
166 overall, 93 OCIAA Division IV, lost Class D championship game to Chester, 55-38.
Forward Gregg Semenetz
Forward Jon Tanous
Guard Justin Pinkel
Guard Craig Corigliano
Center time was split between Alex VanLoon and Mike Ahnstrom
Getting to West Point (for the Class D championship game), that was a big step for us, said co-coach Rick Ellison. Although I would love to have those last eight minutes back!
He added: Winning our own tournament, beating Tri-Valley twice we havent done that in a long time, and beating Florida twice, especially in the [Class D] semi. That was a big win. I think they were the favorites.
Losing at West Point. We wanted to win, and we thought we could win, Ellison said. Losing to Tuxedo twice was disappointing, especially at home, where we played poorly.
These will be announced later this year at the athletic banquet.
Tanous led the Trojans, averaging 16 ppg while Semenetz scored 9.3 ppg. Semenetz, VanLoon, and Ahnstrom all averaged about nine rebounds per game. Corigliano dished out 3.8 assists/game.
On Being Co-Coaches:
I dont know how it would have worked out for anybody else, but for us it was fantastic, said co-coach Bob Menges. We started out together 11 years ago and we work very well together. Were similar in our philosophies.
Starting in 1990-91 and through 1999-2000, Ellison was the head coach while Menges was his assistant.
It was an easy transition, and totally beneficial to us and to our team. Menges noted.
This year was a good stepping stone. We obviously upgraded our schedule a lot and I thought that will be beneficial when well have to be a C school, said Ellison, referring to the tri-school merger which will make J-Y, Delaware Valley, and Narrowsburg one team next season. This was a terrific bunch of kids, a very unselfish team. We didnt have one problem with them.