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2013-14 Saint Leo Lions basketball preview

Saint Leo

Men

Coach: Lance Randall (40-20, third season at SLU)

Last season: 22-8 (12-4 Sunshine State Conference)

Notable: The Lions had a banner season last winter, earning their first regular-season conference title, setting a school record in wins and topping Miami in an exhibition game. Senior G Jerrell Harris was a first-team all-conference selection after averaging 14.9 points and 3.7 rebounds and is earning preseason All-America consideration. He'll be the key to a team that graduated its top three rebounders and five of its six leading scorers.

Roster

No. Player Ht. Pos. Yr.

3 Devin Crisosto 6-4 G Jr.

4 Trail Pierce 6-10 F Fr.

5 Ron Foxx 6-7 F Jr.

11 Necdet Gurkan 6-6 G Fr.

12 Ryan Wilson 6-7 G Jr.

13 Jaylon Bell 5-11 G So.

15 Chim Kadima 6-4 G Sr.

20 Taylor Bassett 6-3 G Jr.

22 Trey Griseck 6-6 G So.

23 Tony Jones Jr. 6-7 F Jr.

24 Cale Girten 6-6 F Jr.

25 Jerrel Harris 5-10 G Sr.

32 Spenser Mitchell 6-8 F Sr.

33 Marcus Dewberry 6-0 G Fr.

42 Elijah Blackman 6-2 G Fr.

Schedule: Friday — Florida National at Puerto Rico, 4; Saturday — Puerto Rico-Ponce, 4; Sunday — Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, 3; Nov. 12 — at Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, 3; Nov. 17 — Shorter, 2; Nov. 19 — Flagler, 8; Nov. 22 — Virginia Union, 7; Nov. 23 — USC Aiken, 4; Nov. 26 — Elizabeth City State, 7:30; Dec. 4 — at Rollins, 7; Dec. 7 — Albany State, 4; Dec. 20 — at Palm Beach Atlantic, 2; Dec. 22 — Shaw, 2; Jan. 4 — Florida Tech, 4; Jan. 8 — at Tampa, 7:30; Jan. 11 — at Barry, 2; Jan. 15 — Florida Southern, 7:30; Jan. 18 — Palm Beach Atlantic, 4; Jan. 22 — Eckerd, 7:30; Jan. 25 — at Lynn, 4; Jan. 29 — at Nova Southeastern, 7:30; Feb. 1 — Rollins, 4; Feb. 5 — at Florida Tech, 7:30; Feb. 8 — Barry, 4; Feb. 12 — Tampa, 7:30; Feb. 19 — at Florida Southern, 7:30; Feb. 22 — Lynn, 4; Feb. 26 — at Eckerd, 7:30; March 1 — Nova Southeastern 4

Women

Coach: Nikki Jessee (21-34, third season)

Last season: (14-15, 7-9 Sunshine State Conference)

Notable: The Lions are coming off their best year in more than a decade and reached the conference tournament final last season. Saint Leo loses only two players and returns senior Teresa Manigrasso, an all-conference guard who averaged 15.6 points, 3.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds last season. Saint Leo also keeps last year's No. 2 scorer, F Chelsea Williams (13.0 ppg), and leading rebounder, Chelsea Connelly (10.1 rpg).

Roster

No. Player Ht. Pos. Yr.

00 Kinnara Lewis 5-6 G Jr.

3 Sarah Winans 5-8 G Jr.

5 ChaChi Guzman 5-7 G So.

10 Teresa Manigrasso 5-8 G Sr.

12 Gabby Ortiz 5-8 G Fr.

13 Chelsea Williams 6-0 F Sr.

20 Melissa Jackson 6-0 F Jr.

21 Erin Higgins 5-6 G Sr.

22 Ashley Taia 6-0 F Fr.

24 Chelsea Connelly 5-10 G Sr.

32 Keishara Green 5-11 F Sr.

34 Ashlin Gross 5-11 F So.

Schedule: Saturday — Palm Beach Atlantic, 2; Monday — at Flagler, 7; Nov. 14 — St. Augustine's, 8; Nov. 15 — Webber International, 2; Nov. 21 — Northwood, 7; Nov. 26 — Puerto Rico-Bayamon, 5:30; Nov. 30 — Valdosta State, 2; Dec. 3 — Flagler, 7; Dec. 7 — at Rollins, 2; Dec. 20 — Brevard at Anchorage, Alaska, 5; Dec. 21 — TBD at Anchorage, Alaska, 7; Jan. 4 — Florida Tech, 2; Jan. 8 — at Tampa, 5:30; Jan. 11 — at Barry, 4; Jan. 15 — Florida Southern, 5:30; Jan. 22 — Eckerd, 5:30; Jan. 25 — at Lynn, 2; Jan. 29 — at Nova Southeastern, 5:30; Feb. 1 — Rollins, 2; Feb. 5 -— at Florida Tech, 5:30; Feb. 8 -— Barry, 2; Feb. 12 — Tampa, 5:30; Feb. 19 — at Florida Southern, 5:30; Feb. 22 — Lynn, 2; Feb. 26 — at Eckerd, 5:30; March 1 — Nova Southeastern, 2

Matt Baker, Times staff writer

2013-14 Saint Leo Lions basketball preview 11/04/13 [Last modified: Monday, November 4, 2013 11:18pm]
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