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December 14, 2012

Central boys a strong contender for another state title

(Continued)

Assistant coaches: Joe Boland, JV; Jim Carlson, freshmen

Coach Tom Sipsey (4th year, 46-21): “We’re OK so far. It’s a senior group withfour senior starters who’ve been around a long time. They should know the deal. I’ve got high expectations for all four. Gage Alicea could be huge for us off the bench, too, as a sophomore. I’d like to have a solid 7-8 man rotation. Talent-wise with Justin Reyes and Ryan Grant I feel really good, but it’s chemistry and the little things that will determine just how good this team can be.”

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Notre Dame (Lawrence)

2011-12 season: 7-7

Returning starters (3): Charbel Bourouphael, 6-0, Sr., forward; Gio Rojas, 5-10, Jr., guard; Germaine Lebron, 6-1, Soph., guard

Returning lettermen: Cesar De Pena, 6-2, Sr., forward; Angel Martinez, 5-8, Sr., guard; Justin Benitez, 5-11, Sr., forward; Carlos Santos, 5-10, Sr., guard; Freddy Ascencio, 5-8, Sr., guard; Jonathan Cruz, 5-10, Jr., forward; Luis Martinez, 5-9, Jr., guard

Promising newcomers: Croilen Lorenzo, 6-3, Sr., forward; Miguel Monclova, 6-3, Jr., forward; L.J. Figueroa, 6-0, Frosh., forward; Crocky Ventura, 5-10, Frosh., guard; Maury Ortega, 6-0, Frosh., forward; Manny Ramirez, 5-10, Frosh., guard; Joseph Espinal, 5-7, Frosh., guard

Captains: Charbel Bourouphael, Gio Rojas; Germaine Lebron

Candidates: 30

Returning leaders: Germaine Lebron 15.5 ppg

Fast facts: Miguel Monclova is a transfer from Lawrence High. … Sharp freshman L.J. Figueroa averaged just under 20 points a game in the Hoops for Hope Summer League. ... After missing the second half of the season as a freshman, due to grades, Germaine Lebron is back in the fold. “He’s back, focused on his grades and basketball. He’s taking this seriously, and that’s a great thing,” said coach Zach Lebowitz.

Assistant coaches: None

Coach Zach Lebowitz: (2nd year, 7-7): “Our team has completely reloaded and ready for our success. We’re gunning for the school’s first state tourney bid ever. Cesar De Pena is going to have to step up in the middle. And the future looks extremely bright.”

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