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Hayden Keck, Sr., Guard. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick's work here

Coudersport Falcons

Head coach: Scott Easton

2019-20 Record: 20-5

Playoffs: Lost to Ridgway, 39-29, in District 9 Class 2A semifinals; Beat Keystone, 58-45, in District 9 Class 2A Consolation Game; Lost to Farrell, 69-64, in PIAA Class 2A first round

Top returning players: Hayden Keck (16.8 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.0 apg, 2.8 spg, Shot 56.1 percent from the field, 974 career points; D9and10Sports.com District 9 Preseason All-District; Second-team All-District 9 as a junior; Hayden is one of the more athletic players in the district and has the ability to take over a game. Hayden will look to continue to lead us in scoring. Coudersport will continue to utilize his ability to get him into open spaces so he can use his skill set to create and take advantage of his ability to turn into instance offense), Dalton Keglovits (Sr., G, 5.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.2 apg; Dalton is our quickest player and best defender and will look to turn his defense into offense. Dalton will look to utilize his quickness while chasing down loose balls and rebounding, he will look to get into transition and shoot the 3’s when left open), Derek Easton (Sr., G, 4.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.8 apg; Derek will look to utilize his ability to see the floor in transition to create scoring opportunities for his teammates. Derek will also be looking to shoot open 3’s and get to the rim more to take advantage of his size and being able to handle the ball.

Top players lost: Dillon Keglovits (11.5 ppg), Kolby VanWhy (13.9 ppg), Daniel Frame (5.5 ppg), Travis Gleason (11.5 ppg), Matt Daniels (3.0 ppg), Jahiem Dickens (2.7 ppg)

Key newcomers: Christian Furman (Jr, SF, Christian will look to utilize his ability to run the floor and to shoot threes), Garrett Kellert (Jr., SF, Garrett will look to tenacity to run down loose balls, out-hustle others to create chaos and rebound), Brady Streich (Jr., SF, Brady will look to take advantage of his ability to shoot threes and to outwork his opponents), Logan Ruter (Jr., G, Logan will look to use his strength to play defense physically and to run the floor in transition), Brandt Kightlinger (Sr., PF, Brandt will look to rebound and create scoring opportunities by hustling on defense and running the floor in transition), Wyatt Skillman (So., G, Wyatt is looking to use his quickness in transition to create scoring opportunities for him and his teammates)

Keys to the season: We lost a total of about 46 ppg, 28 rpg, and 7.5 apg. We lost a lot of scoring, strength, hustle, and toughness which is always tough to replace. We are hoping guys can step up and provide us with the rebounding, and physical toughness that is going to be needed to be able to compete this year. Our schedule is going to be tougher due to we are looking to play ECC, St. Marys, Johnsonburg, and Bradford two times while playing Ridgway, and the other Northern Tier teams as we are scheduled to play 22 games in a short amount of time. The keys to Coudersport over the past several years is applying pressure, creating turnovers, rebounding, and transition. We need to continue to try to push the ball, maintain proper spacing on offense to spread the floor which will create open shot attempts for our players. We are going to need several players to step up to fill the void of our graduating players from last year.

Things your team was doing during the COVID-19 pause of winter sports: Like most, I think we are just hoping to have a season. As a staff, we continue to message players to keep in contact. We provide our players with the opportunity to watch game films at their homes by using Hudl. We haven’t done anything on Zoom. In addition to losing the amount of talent we did, we will be relying on our players to work on their own to prepare themselves through this shutdown. We are not going to have a lot of time to get into “game shape” and to be conditioned enough to be able to run our transition offense the way we are accustomed to running it. Our success will be dependent upon how much time and effort they put forth through the shutdown.

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