Kendall cagers return a large veteran group

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 27 November 2019 at 7:50 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall returns a large veteran nucleus including, in front, Noah Tantalo, Noah Walzer and Noah Rath. In back are Dale Steffen, Tyler Wright-Dunkle, Derek Edick, Mason Kuhn and Nick Spellan.

A large contingent of eight veterans will lead Kendall into the upcoming boys basketball season.

That veteran group includes seniors Dale Steffen, Mason Kuhn, Noah Walzer, Noah Rath, Nick Spellan, Noah Tantala , Tyler Wright-Dunkle and junior Derek Edick.

“We’ve got a really nice nucleus,” said Coach Matt Zimmer. “This group has a lot of positive chemistry and they love the game. Ball movement and teamwork look to be our strengths and we will need a team effort defensively and rebounding. I think we have all the tools to be competitive.”

The Kendall lineup also includes senior Riley Hirschman, junior Eric Woodams and freshman Zach Barrett.

The Eagles graduation losses include the starting quartet of John Rath, Nate Warters, Mickey Gardner and Hunter Menze.

Kendall , which went 5-9 in the league and 8-13 overall last year, will open the season with a non league home game against Barker on December 3 and begin Genesee Region League competition at home against Elba on December 13.

December: 3 – Barker, 7 p.m.; 13 – Elba, 7 p.m.; 16 – Rochester Academy Charter, 6 p.m.; 18 – at Wheatland-Chili, 7 p.m.; 20 – at Notre Dame, 7 p.m.
January: 3 and 4 at Holley Tournament vs. Holley on the 3rd at 7 p.m.; 7 – at Lyndonville, 7 p.m.; 9 – at Byron-Bergen, 7 p.m.; 13 – Pembroke, 7 p.m.; 15 – Holley, 7 p.m.; 23 – at Attica, 7 p.m.; 29 – Alexander, 7 p.m.; 31 – Oakfield-Alabama, 7 p.m.
February: 3 – at Warsaw, 7 p.m.; 5 – Lyndonville, 7 p.m.; 7 – Notre Dame, 7 p.m.; 11 – Wheatland-Chili, 7 p.m.; 13 – at Elba, 7 p.m.; 15 – at Albion, 11:30 a.m.