BERLIN CENTER Ohio (WKBN) – Six of Western Reserve’s 13 losses a year ago were by single-digits including their playoff loss to Wellsville (52-46). The 2021-22 team saw an improvement from a 6-win unit the year before to last year’s 11-win team.

In 2022-23, coach Joe Serensky returns three starters in sophomore Dominic Ricciardi (7.4 ppg) and seniors Hayden Fellows (9.2 ppg) and Joey Serensky Jr (9.4 ppg).

Ricciardi shot better than 40% from beyond the three-point arc and 82% at the foul line. Fellows also made 66% from the stripe and Serensky shot 73% from the line and 33.4% on his three-point attempts.

“I’m relying on my seniors especially Joey,” says coach Serensky. “I have been able to coach him for over six years of basketball so he knows what I’m thinking without me even having to say it which is huge to have that player-coach on the court. [Joey] comes to work hard everyday whether it be practice or the games. He goes 100% on both ends.”

Reserve also welcomes in Luke Henning, Luke Ramsey and Isaac Burnett. Each will be asked to contribute in order for the Blue Devils to have success.

Coach Serensky mentions, “I expect to be competitive night-in and night-out. We have a very athletic group that [puts in the work].”

Western Reserve Blue Devils
Fast Facts
Head Coach: Joe Serensky
2021-22 Record: 11-13 (6-8), 3rd place in MVAC Scarlet Tier
2021-22 Post-Season Finish: Lost to Wellsville (52-46), in Sectional Final
Last 5-Years: 47-69 (40.5%)

2021-22 Team Stats
Scoring Offense: 58.5
Scoring Defense: 56.4

2022-23 Schedule
Dec. 2 – Mathews
Dec. 6 – at Crestview
Dec. 10 – at Struthers
Dec. 13 – at Waterloo
Dec. 16 – at Lowellville
Dec. 20 – Mineral Ridge
Dec. 23 – at Leetonia
Dec. 27 – Hubbard
Dec. 30 – Lisbon
Jan. 3 – Springfield
Jan. 6 – McDonald
Jan. 10 – Jackson-Milton
Jan. 13 – at Sebring
Jan. 17 – at St. Thomas Aquinas
Jan. 20 – Waterloo
Jan. 24 – Lowellville
Jan. 27 – at Mineral Ridge
Jan. 31 – at Springfield
Feb. 3 – at McDonald
Feb. 7 – at Jackson-Milton
Feb. 10 – Sebring
Feb. 14 – at Salem