WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Warren Kennedy closed out the season by winning seven of their final eight games before falling in overtime (61-59) to Mathews in the Orwell District Championship contest.

Losing the likes of TJ Harden and Hayden Wait will be a challenge; however, the Eagles return five players who started a year ago in Michael Condoleon, Jaden Rishel, Nick Ryan, Quinn Meola and Nico Ciminero to a group that won 16-games a year ago.

Rishel, Condoleon and Ryan all scored between 14 and 16 points per game and combined to haul down 12-boards and dish out 7-assists, collectively.

“We return a wealth of experience,” says coach Mark Komlanc. “But, no seniors for this year’s group. The expectation is to build off of last season, use the regular [slate] to test ourselves and improve week-to-week, and be focused on tournament success over everything else.”

Look for newcomers Devonte Taylor, Dom Ryan and Noah Elser to play a key role on this year’s team.

Komlanc adds, “Our group of juniors need to be the leaders. They need to take ownership of the team and be the driving force in our team’s success.”

JFK opens the season against Champion on December 6.

Warren JFK Eagles
Fast Facts
Head Coach: Mark Komlanc
2021-22 Record: 16-9
2021-22 Post-Season Finish: Lost to Mathews (61-59, OT) in District Final

2021-22 Team Stats
Scoring Offense: 66.9
Scoring Defense: 59.9

2021-22 Individual Leaders
Scoring: Jaden Rishel, 16.1
Rebounding: TJ Harden, 5.5
Assists: Michael Condoleon, 4.0
Steals: Michael Condoleon, 2.7
Free Throw Percentage: Nick Ryan, 76.8%
Three-Point Percentage: Quinn Meola, 50.0%

2022-23 Schedule
Dec. 6 – at Champion
Dec. 13 – at Campbell Memorial
Dec. 16 – at Mogadore
Dec. 20 – at Bristol
Dec. 22 – Cleveland Central Catholic
Jan. 3 – Rootstown
Jan. 6 – St. Thomas Aquinas
Jan. 10 – Southeast
Jan. 13 – Lake Center Christian
Jan. 15 – vs. Liberty at Ursuline (MLK Tournament)
Jan. 16 – Martin Luther King Tournament at Ursuline
Jan. 20 – at Southeast
Jan. 21 – Canton Central Catholic
Jan. 27 – at Rootstown
Jan. 28 – Lakeview
Feb. 3 – Mogadore
Feb. 4 – at Hoban
Feb. 7 – at Howland
Feb. 10 – at St. Thomas Aquinas
Feb. 11 – at Gilmour Academy
Feb. 14 – at Lowellville
Feb. 17 – at Lake Center Christian