The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


December 1, 2012

Dragons drop debut

Kenston bombs away to get past Lakeside


BAINBRIDGE TOWNSHIP — David Fruchter had 12 points, Jeremy Wyers eight points, six steals and seven caroms, and Brad Weemhoff two blocks for the Bombers.

Guards Darryl Richards and Peter Rozman and center Sam Coverdale were the missing Kenston starters.

Lakeside, which committed 27 fouls, had several players in foul trouble during the contest. Kyle Downs eventually fouled out, as did Kenston’s Jay Weemhoff. The Bombers weren’t far behind, with 21 fouls, and in fact gave the ball up 22 times.

 “Very sloppy,  Jakacki said. “To be honest, that’s the pace we wanted. That’s the kind of game we want to create. And to be quite frank, I think that game could have been a 25-point win. We missed a lot of shots at the rim that would have made it a lot different.

“Credit Lakeside for making a nice run and making it close again, but (we’re) a very young team — a little inexperienced. We made some big plays down the stretch. We did an outstanding job defensively.

“We had a lot of turnovers,”  Taylor said. “I think you can attribute that to the nerves. First game of the year, still getting used to the offense and the system. It’s a work in progress. And we lost a lot of seniors. We’re a young team, and with young teams that are nervous, they get real skittish.

“I’m very proud of the kids’ effort,” Jakacki said.

Goldman is a freelance writer from South Euclid.

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