2013-14 Carbon High Basketball Preview

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Lady Dinos will capitalize on experience for success

Carbon High Girls Basketball Coach Ted Bianco is feeling good about his team as they look ahead to the 2013-14 season. He sees some good experience in the starting line-up. He did lose a few players he was hoping would be on the team this year as they moved out of the area, but the girls who have come out are taller than many of their predecessors in the past.

The girls had a successful summer participating in camps and with the experience on the hardwood Bianco doesn’t anticipate needing to make many adjustments to his playbook.  The team is not as deep in the guard position as in the past, but defense will still dominate the tempo.

Bianco has set up a tough preseason schedule by design so they can be fully prepared for their run through region opponents and into state tournament play.  Outside shooting is an area he wants to develop to compliment their presence in the post.  He is also going to put more pressure on the girls to hit the boards and improve their rebounding.

Richfield is entering their region this year and was the defending 2A champs with seven returning seniors. North Sanpete also has about everyone back and will be a force. Payson and Juab will keep the Lady Dinos on their toes.

Bianco is looking forward to a fun year on the hardwood and invites the community to come and support the team.

Carbon Dinos Building for the Future

The Carbon High Boys Basketball squad has a tough road ahead. They lost most of their varsity talent to graduation. There are only a few who saw much varsity action last season. Therefore, Coach Jeff Cisneros is not sure what to expect.

He is excited and sees much potential, especially in the sophomore and freshmen. They may see more court time if they continue to hustle like they have shown so far. He has four players at about 6’4” so that is good for a Carbon team. He said he does not like to use the term “rebuilding year” but it is going to be a sort of building process as he looks down the road to help the younger players develop.

The team strength will be defense. He is looking for a strong defense to create opportunities on offense.  He said the team is deeper on the bench than last season and they have come a long way already.

Payson will probably reign supreme in region action with Richfield remaining strong. Cisneros sees Carbon as a strong contender for the number three spot. But North Sanpete and Juab will not be pushovers.

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