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Spotswood High School Boys Basketball Season Looking For Bounce-Back Season

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The 2016-17 season was a difficult one on the court for the Spotswood High School boys basketball season. The Chargers completed last year's campaign with an 8-20 overall record.

Head coach Steve Mate is back behind the bench for his 23rd season and is looking to improve on last year's season as well as to contend in both the Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division and the NJSIAA Central Jersey. Group 2 Tournament. Mate feels the Chargers' strength lies in "good guard play with good shooters."

The Chargers lost two key scorers to graduation in June. Both Andrew Fuzesi and JT Vento have moved on to college. However, the team has a seasoned nucleus returning with senior guards Derek Buhl, Justin Dekovics, Dominic Tesoriero and Abdul Nieskens as well as junior guard Matthew Vento. The Chargers will also be looking toward senior forward Solomon Tyson for the upcoming season.

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Joining the six seniors are a group of noteworthy newcomers that includes senior forward Dylan Seel, who will be a starter this year for Spotswood. Four junior guards have also made the varsity squad, including Michael Harris, Matthew Fuzesi and Zach Mataya. Sophomore forwards Andrew Bishara and Jack Welsh along with sophomore guard Kyle Davey will be a part of the Chargers' 2017-18 lineup this season too.

The Chargers have been scrimmaging since the conclusion of November tryouts and will play their final scrimmage Tuesday in Holmdel against Holmdel High School. They will open their season at home on Friday, Dec. 15 against Carteret High School. Tip-off is at 6 p.m at the Spotswood High School Gymnasium.

The complete 2017-18 Charger lineup includes Derek Buhl(3), Justin Dekovics(1), Vincent Guardiolo(15), Dylan Seel(21), Dominic Tesoriero(23), Solomon Tyson(55), Abdul Nieskens(2), Matthew Fuzesi(14), Michael Harris(12), Zach Mataya(13), Matthew Vento(20), Andrew Bishara(22), Kyle Davey(33) and Jack Welsh(34).

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