SALEM, Ohio (WKBN) – The Quakers graduated their entire starting lineup from a year ago but return four letter winners (Caden Swiger, Lance Bailey, Ross Davidson, Camden Sampson) to form a strong foundation for Salem’s program.

“Our overall athleticism and quickness is a strength,” says coach Jeff Andres. “We have some guys that can shoot the basketball and defend at a high-level.”

Also look to seniors DJ Kozar and Andre Portillo to add contributions along with a deep sophomore class that includes Colin Riesen, Evan Jones, Nate Yakubek and Troy Gibson.

Replacing the likes of Drew Weir (First-Team All-League) as well as Cade Rohm and Brock Young will be a challenge.

Andres adds, “Our kids have been working extremely hard and look to continuously improve over the course of the season. We feel we’re fairly athletic and will look to play fast. It should be an interesting year in the EBC.”

Salem will travel to Niles on November 29 for their season opener.

Salem Quakers
Fast Facts
Head Coach: Jeff Andres
2021-22 Record: 9-14 (5-7), 4th place in EBC
2021-22 Post-Season Finish: Lost to Streetsboro (68-64) in Sectional Semifinal
Last 5-Years: 48-64 (42.9%)

2021-22 Team Stats
Scoring Offense: 48.3
Scoring Defense: 52.2

2021-22 Individual Leaders
Scoring: Drew Weir, 13.1
Rebounding: Drew Weir, 5.4
Assists: Brock Young, 2.7
Steals: Ross Davidson, 1.7
Free Throw Percentage: Camden Sampson, 75%

2022-23 Schedule
Nov. 29 – at Niles
Dec. 2 – at Alliance
Dec. 6 – at Springfield
Dec. 9 – Minerva
Dec. 16 – Carrollton
Dec. 23 – Ursuline
Dec. 30 – Canfield
Jan. 3 – at Girard
Jan. 6 – at Marlington
Jan. 10 – at West Branch
Jan. 13 – Alliance
Jan. 17 – at East Liverpool
Jan. 20 – at Minerva
Jan. 21 – South Range
Jan. 24 – at Cardinal Mooney
Jan. 27 – at Carrollton
Jan. 31 – Marlington
Feb. 3 – West Branch’
Feb. 7 – Heartland Christian
Feb. 10 – Hubbard
Feb. 14 – Western Reserve
Feb. 17 – at United