Shane Douglas is the Valley News All-Valley team captain for 2012-13.

Shane Douglas is the Valley News All-Valley team captain for 2012-13. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

AuSable Valley varsity boys basketball schedule

Tuesday, Dec. 11... v .Moriah

Thursday, Dec. 13... at Northern Adirondack

Tuesday, Dec. 18... v. Peru

Thursday, Dec. 20... at Saranac

Thursday, Dec. 27... v. Massena at PSUC

Saturday, Dec. 29... at Malone at Potsdam State

Thursday, Jan. 3... v. Seton Catholic

Tuesday, Jan. 8... at Plattsburgh High

Thursday, Jan. 10... at Ticonderoga

Wednesday, Jan. 16... v. Beekmantown

Friday, Jan. 18... v. Northern Adirondack

Friday, Jan. 25... at Saranac Lake

Wednesday, Jan. 30... at Moriah

Friday, Feb. 1... v. Northeastern Clinton

Friday, Feb. 8... at Seton Catholic

Wednesday, Feb. 13... v. Ticonderoga

Patriots seek to be competitive

CLINTONVILLE — The AuSable Valley varsity boys basketball team will be young in 2012-13, but has several key areas of experience.

“Our strengths are depth, quickness and defensive tenacity,” head coach Jamie Douglass said. “Shane Douglas at point guard will be running the show both offensively and defensively. He and Nate Casey will set the tone. Austin Depo will be the power forward who is a hard working rebounding machine. Brandon Brooks is a tall lefthander with a soft touch and a bruiser on the boards.”

Douglas said that the four returners will be joined in the lineup by John Goodnough.

“He is an outstanding edition to the squad,” Douglass said. “He is extremely quick, can jump and always has the ability to be around the ball.”

Douglas also said he is impressed with the players he can bring off the bench.

“Our depth will be a strength this year with Austin Facteau’s speed, defensive tenacity and shooting ability,” he said. “Zach Cosgrove is a deadly outside shooter. Connor Kennedy is a quick, able player. Kyle Coolidge is another power forward that works hard. Nick McDonald is a big man with soft hands and one of the top passers on the team. Riley Peck is a tough competitor and excellent rebounder with a soft touch around the basket.”

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