HANOVERTON, Ohio (WKBN) – United must move on without the likes of Steffen Jarrett (14.5 ppg, 10.o rpg), Ward Kiko (11.8 ppg, 6.2 rpg) and Parker Berdine into the new season.

Coach Jason Thompson believes his team has the potential to be a player in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference landscape in the upcoming campaign. “We’ll rely on our seniors to set the tone every day. This team [must] come in with the mindset of getting better each day. They’ll push each other outside of their comfort zone and continue to improve individually and as a team.”

Returning starters Grant Knight, Nevin Hahlen, Brock Rhodes and Luke Courtney all have the experience of playing meaningful varsity games under the belts. Look for Beau Eichler, Louden Stryffeler and Jack Mercer to all seek to contribute in the year ahead for the Golden Eagles.

United opens up against Heartland Christian on November 29.

United Golden Eagles
Fast Facts
Head Coach: Jason Thompson
2021-22 Record: 11-11 (9-5), 4th place in EOAC
2021-22 Post-Season Finish: Lost to Cardinal (58-49) in the Sectional Semifinal
Last 5-Years: 47-65 (42.0%)

2021-22 Team Stats
Scoring Offense: 53.7
Scoring Defense: 50.5
Free Throw Percentage: 57.2%
Three-Point Percentage: 25.5%

2021-22 Individual Leaders
Scoring: Steffen Jarrett, 14.5
Rebounding: Steffen Jarrett, 10.0
Assists: Parker Berdine, 1.7

2022-23 Schedule
Nov. 29 – at Heartland Christian
Dec. 6 – Leetonia
Dec. 9 – at Southern
Dec. 13 – at Wellsville
Dec. 16 – at Columbiana
Dec. 20 – Valley Christian
Dec. 22 – at Carrollton
Dec. 27 – at Crestview
Jan. 3 – Lordstown
Jan. 6 – East Palestine
Jan. 7 – Urban Scholars
Jan. 10 – Lisbon
Jan. 13 – at Valley Christian
Jan. 17 – at Jackson-Milton
Jan. 20 – at Leetonia
Jan. 24 – Southern
Jan. 27 – Wellsville
Jan. 31 – Columbiana
Feb. 3 – at East Palestine
Feb. 7 – at Lisbon
Feb. 14 – at Mineral Ridge
Feb. 17 – Salem