Eagles prep for opener under new coach

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 17 November 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – New Kendall boys varsity basketball Coach Matt Zimmer, left, meets here with the Eagles four varsity returnees including Brandon Miller, Jacob Ramsdell, Colton Breslawski and Nick Manners.

With new Coach Matt Zimmer at the helm the Kendall boys varsity basketball team is prepping for the December 1 non league home opener against Barker.

Zimmer, who coached the Eagles JV team for the last seven years, takes over the varsity helm from Justin Laureano.

“We have a great culture of winning that we want to continue,” said Zimmer.

The Eagles have won back-to-back Genesee Region League Division 1 titles and went 12-3 in the league and 15-6 overall last fall.

The Eagles lineup is anchored by the veteran quartet of seniors Jacob Ramsdell, Colton Breslawski, Nick Manners and junior Brandon Miller.

“We have a good experienced nucleus,” said Zimmer. “They have all worked hard in the off season and there has been a very positive energy at practice.”

The Eagles roster also includes senior Brandon Lewis, juniors Collin Lewis, James Longrod, Ben Frasch, Jonathan Miller, Keaton Freitag and freshman Nathan Warters.

The Eagles will open the G-R season at Lyndonville on December 4.

Kendall’s Schedule:
Dec. 1 – Barker, 7 p.m.
Dec. 4 – at Lyndonville, 7 p.m.
Dec. 8 – Notre Dame, 7 p.m.
Dec. 12 – World of Inquiry, 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 18 – Elba, 7 p.m.
Dec. 22 – at Wheatland-Chili, 7 p.m.
Dec. 29 – vs. Midlakes at Gananda Tournament, 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 30 – at Gananda Tournament, TBA
Jan 4 – at Elba, 7 p.m.
Jan. 6 – Alexander, 7 p.m.
Jan. 12 – at Byron-Bergen, 7 p.m.
Jan 14 – at Holley, 7 p.m.
Jan. 16 – Northstar, 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 20 – Pembroke ,7 p.m.
Jan, 22 – at Attica, 7 p.m.
Jan. 27 – Oakfield-Alabama, 7 p.m.
Jan. 30 – at Notre Dame, 7 p.m.
Feb. 2 – Lyndonville, 7 p.m.
Feb. 9 – Wheatland-Chili, 7 p.m.
Feb. 11 – at North Rose-Wolcott, 7 p.m.