2017-18 boys basketball preview: Celina Bulldogs


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Coach: Jay Imwalle

Years, career record: 2, 17-29

Division: II

Last year: 6-17, 3-6 WBL (tied for seventh)

Returning letter winners: Kole Murlin (Sr., 6-1), Kyle Flaute (Sr., 6-0), Jimi Briand (Sr., 5-7), Brett Schwieterman (Jr., 5-8)

Promising newcomers: Corbin Murphy (Jr., 6-1), Kaston Eichenauer (Jr., 6-0), Brandon Yenser (So., 6-0), Max Thobe (So., 6-2), Logan Binkley (Jr., 5-11), Jared Kuehne (So., 5-10), Drake Langenkamp (So., 6-4)

Team outlook: Celina plays hard and rebounds well but needs more consistency on offense, coach Jay Imwalle says. Kole Murlin, a third-team All-WBL selection last season, can score from the inside and the outside and is a strong rebounder. Kyle Flaute and Brett Schwieterman are also expected to provide scoring.

SCHEDULE

Dec. 1 at Bellefontaine 7:30 PM

Dec. 2 at Versailles 7:30 PM

Dec. 9 Bowsher 7:30 PM

Dec. 15 at Kenton 7:30 PM

Dec. 16 at Marion Local 7:30 PM

Dec. 23 at Lima Central Catholic 6:30 PM

Dec. 29 at Coldwater Asset Allocation Tournament

Dec. 30 at Asset Allocation Tournament in Coldwater

Jan. 5 at Elida 7:30 PM

Jan. 6 New Bremen 7:30 PM

Jan. 12 Bath 7:30 PM

Jan. 13 Coldwater 7:30 PM

Jan. 19 at Ottawa-Glandorf 7:30 PM

Jan. 26 at Defiance 7:30 PM

Jan. 27 Crestview 7:30 PM

Feb. 2 Wapakoneta 7:30 PM

Feb. 3 at St. Henry 7:30 PM

Feb. 9 at St. Marys 7:30 PM

Feb. 10 Troy 7:30 PM

Feb. 16 Van Wert 7:30 PM

Feb. 17 Lima Central Catholic 7:30 PM

Feb. 23 Shawnee 7:30 PM

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