Published Date Written by Jim Lewis
The Lower Dauphin girls' basketball team is so deep that the Falcons could play 9 or 10 players each game and not lose a step. But there's a problem with their depth: Who should start?
Three spots have been claimed, but two starting spots remain. So far, none of the remaining candidates for the spots have stood out from the field. Ask Coach Bob Heusser who will win those jobs, and he admits, "We haven't figured that out yet.''
"Every day we change our minds,'' he said.
It's the price Lower Dauphin is paying after losing six of its top eight players to graduation in June. The Falcons, who missed the District 3 Class AAAA playoffs after posting a 10-10 record last season, could play "9 to 10 deep if we want,'' Heusser said.
The Lower Dauphin boys' basketball team may count on underclassmen to overcome graduation losses. The veteran-loaded Falcons qualified for the District 3 Class AAAA playoffs last season with a 14-8 record, and eliminated Central Dauphin East in an opening-round game, 48-42. Lower Dauphin was eliminated in the second round by Wilson, 49-39.
Gone are starters Luke Rutledge, Kaylor Kulina, Colten Nagy and Ryan Naccarato, but the Falcons return a couple of players with height.
Matt Seip and Tommy Bowen, both 6-5 senior forwards, return, as well as football standouts Ben Ross, JR Borelli and Tommy Klock.