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Winter Sports Preview: Keene

Tucker Geieger of Keene goes up for a shot.

Tucker Geieger of Keene goes up for a shot. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— The Keene varsity boys and girls basketball teams return experience and height to the court for the start of the Northern Basketball League's Division III season. Team schedules can be found here.

Boys basketball

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Colton Venner

Last year, the Keene varsity boys basketball team returned to the court after a three year hiatus.

In 2013, they will be participating in Division III of the new Northern Basketball League and will look to improve on the pair of wins they earned last season.

“The 2013-2014 Keene Boys Basketball team is looking to have a competitive season,” head coach Chad Lopez said. “Returning starters Colton Venner, Brandon Dumas, Austin Brown and team captain Gabe Warner will look to lead on the court. Justin Haverlick, Warren Ashe, and Matthew Holmes return to the floor for the Beavers. Additions of Jesse Summo, Josh Haberle, Dustin Hall, and Seungyeol Ko should give Keene added depth to the roster.”

The team returns junior All Valley selection Colton Venner (200 points in 2012-13) along with second leading scorer in senior Gabe Warner (140).

Roster

Name Grade

Gave Warner 12

Warren Ashe 11

Austin Brown 11

Brandon Dumas 11

Josh Haberle 11

Matthew Holmes 11

Seungyeol Ko 11

Jesse Summo 11

Colton Venner 11

Dustin Hall 10

Justin Haverlick 10

2012-13 record: 2-16

Coach: Chad Lopez

Girls basketball

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Tucker Geiger controls a rebound for Keene.

The Keene varsity girls basketball team is hoping to be near the top of the Northern Basketball League’s Division III standings.

“We would like to continue to improve and finish near the top of the league standings,” head coach Brian LaVallee said. “We have two returning all stars at the post and three returning players overall, along with new guards with good ball handling skills and knowledge of the game.”

LaVallee returns a pair of All Valley players in senior forward Tucker Geiger (173 points 2012-13) and junior center Naomi Peduzzi (178) along with sophomore guard/forward Taylor Geiger (142).

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