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Twelve upperclassmen for A-L-A-H boys' basketball

Twelve upperclassmen for A-L-A-H boys' basketball

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ARTHUR -- The 2018-19 Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond boys' basketball team has five seniors, seven juniors and three sophomores on the varsity roster for first-year coach Brad McGill. 

The seniors have some height in 6-5 Adam Hingson and 6-3 Isaac Ashlenfelter. All five seniors played last year for coach Dale Schuring, who was 268-150 (.641) in 16 seasons.  

Only three players graduated from last year's team that went 17-11, including first team all-Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest Division player Colton Romine, who was also on the JG-TC All-Area team. Honorable mention all-division player Will Cohan also graduated. Romine, 6-8, led the JG-TC area in rebounds and blocked shots at 12.9 and 2.4 respectively. He averaged a team-high 11.7 points per game, while Cohan averaged 11.3 and Kobe Wells averaged 9.7.

The top returning players as far as scoring goes are seniors Austin Romine and Adam Day who averaged 6.8 and 6.7 points per game. Sophomore Austin Plank averaged three points per contest for the Knights, who averaged 50.3 points per game and allowed 49.6.

Gabe Halliford is the other senior, while junior Domomick Baker also played last season. 

McGill was 20-26 in nearly two full seasons at LeLand-Earlville, which is not not in a co-op. 

The Knights are to travel to Shelbyville Friday and this season they are in the Decatur St. Teresa Holiday Tournament instead of the Tri-County Holiday Tournament. A-L-A-H does not play a home game next until Jan. 4. 

This season the Knights have been struggling offensively averaging just 39.6 points per game and not scoring more than 46. Romine and Day are the top scorers with averages of 10.8 and 8.6 respectively.

The team has eight guards, six forwards and a center on the squad, which is allowing 66.8 points per game.  

Contact Mike Monahan at (217) 238-6854. Follow him on Twitter: @monahanmikejgtc


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