EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (WKBN) – Last year, the Potters were seeded 3rd in the East District (of Division II) and closed out the campaign with 19-wins led by the Third-Team All-State selection Cole Dailey (16.3 ppg, 8.4 rpg) along with Zavea Green, Devin Toothman and Trey Armstrong.

“We’ll be a completely new basketball team this year,” says coach Nate Conley. “We’re going to compete on the floor. We may not win every game, but we’ll be successful if we compete and aggressively go after each challenge.”

The lone returning starter from last year’s bunch is their 6’6 senior forward Mason Ludwig (1.9 ppg, 3.6 rpg). Other returning letter winners will be juniors Preston Kerr, Preston Dawson, Jake Smith and Marquise Glenn.

Also look for junior Malachi Reed and sophomores Cohen Pease, Quintin Conrad, Nate Birch and Dashawn Kirby to all contribute this season.

“We won’t have one certain player that we’ll be relying,” adds Conley. “Our team will continue to share the basketball on offense and be equally unselfish on defense. We have a really solid sophomore and junior group. We have a few kids that can really shoot the basketball and a few kids that absolutely get after it on defense.”

Conley points to, “We have a good group of players that have been playing together for a while now, and they expect to win. They get after it defensively and share the basketball.”

The Potters begin the 2022-23 season with a trip to Beaver Local on December 2.

East Liverpool Potters
Fast Facts
Head Coach: Nate Conley
2021-22 Record: 19-5
2021-22 Post-Season Finish: Lost to Tri-Valley (47-38) in District Semifinal
Last 5-Years: 76-40 (65.5%)

2021-22 Team Stats
Scoring Offense: 64.2
Scoring Defense: 49.8
Rebounding: 34.3
Free Throw Percentage: 64.9%
Three-Point Percentage: 28.2%

2021-22 Individual Leaders
Scoring: Cole Dailey, 16.3
Rebounding: Cole Dailey, 8.4
Assists: Devin Toothman, 2.4
Steals: Devin Toothman, 1.9
Free Throw Percentage: Devin Toothman, 64%

2022-23 Schedule
Dec. 2 – at Beaver Local
Dec. 4 – vs. Ambridge (Midland Tip-Off)
Dec. 6 – Carrollton
Dec. 9 – at Harrison Central
Dec. 10 – vs. Laurel (New Castle Tip-Off)
Dec. 13 – at Indian Creek
Dec. 16 – Boardman
Dec. 22 – vs. Marlington (Mount Union Showcase)
Dec. 30 – at Steubenville
Jan. 7 – Oak Glen
Jan. 10 – Beaver Local
Jan. 13 – Steubenville
Jan. 17 – Salem
Jan. 20 – Indian Creek
Jan. 24 – at Linsly
Jan. 27 – at Wheeling Park
Jan. 31 – Harrison Central
Feb. 4 – at Alliance
Feb. 7 – OVAC Semifinals
Feb. 11 – OVAC Finals
Feb. 14 – at Harding
Feb. 17 – Wheeling Central