Saint Paul’s Basketball Wolves Season Preview

(COVINGTON, La.) — Fresh off a run to the state championship game and an undefeated District 6-5A championship, the Wolves plan to not skip a beat in the new year with a new team. Losing 2nd All-Time scoring leader in SPS history, Parker Edwards, the Wolves will need new faces to step up. Coach Stephen Dale is entering his third year as head coach at St. Paul’s with a record of 57-15, and state championship appearance under his belt.  The Wolves seek to not fall short again this year.

Junior Bill Leahy drives inside on Catholic High senior Connor Shamlin in the First Quarter of last year’s Semifinal game in Lake Charles. (Photo – Spencer Fox)

Junior Bill Leahy said, “I expect myself to do whatever it takes this year to help my team win.” He has been on the varsity squad since his freshman year where he started a couple of games.  “I hope the team plays together this year and not as an individual game, but a team game,” said Leahy. As for the loss in the state championship he said, “I do not look at it and regret it, but I take it as a learning experience. I also hope to make it back and win this year.” Leahy averaged 6.7 points per game with 2.5 rebounds and 2.4 assist a game. He looks to have a big role in the offense this year leading the Wolves at point guard.

The Wolves started conditioning a month into school, and worked out at 6:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Actual practice started Monday, Oct. 8. St. Paul’s first scrimmage is Oct. 29 against Lusher High School. The first official game is Nov. 13 against Edna Karr at The Gene Bennett Sports Complex. The Wolves will be playing in four tournaments this year during the season, including the CYO Tournament, in which they have won two out of the past three years, the Northwest Florida Shootout, the Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic, and the Gene Bennett Classic. The team is losing a total of 54.1 points per game from the seniors last year. St. Paul’s averaged 65.18 points per game in the 2017-18 season.

The 2017-18 St. Paul’s Wolves Basketball team is presented the 2018 LHSAA Basketball Runners-Up Trophy after falling to the Scotlandville Hornets, 63-40. (Photo: Spencer Fox)

2018-2019 Varsity and JV Roster
#1 Isaiah Phillips

#2 Josh Jones

#3 Matthew Mahoney

#4 Blake Ramsey

#5 Ben Seiden

#10 Hayden Lala

#11 Alex Englande

#12 Collin Murray

#13 Wayne Galloway

#14 Evan Seicshnaydre

#15 Cade Colombo

#20 Matthew Collings

#21 Dylan Dimitrios

#22 Andrew Zibilich

#23 Nick Stanton

#24 Brady Bollinger

#25 Ben Broussard

#30 Marshal UnKauf

#31 Cole Piazza

#32 Jeremy Autin

#33 Colin Theiler

#34 Jace Moore

#35 Zach Fenn

#40 Bill Leahy

 

Date Team Location Time
October 25, 2018

November 1, 2018

November 8, 2018

November 13, 2018

November 20, 2018

November 24, 2018

November 28-1, 2018

December 5, 2018

December 6, 2018

December 13, 2018

December 14, 2018

December 15, 2018

December 19, 2018

December 21, 2018

December 27-29, 2018

January 2-5, 2019

January 8, 2019

January 11, 2019

January 15, 2019

January 18, 2019

January 22, 2019

January 25, 2019

January 29, 2019

February 1, 2019

February 5, 2019

February 8, 2019

February 12, 2019

February 13, 2019

February 15, 2019

February 21, 2019

February 26, 2019

March 1, 2019

March 5-9, 2019

Lusher

Salmen

University Lab

Edna Karr

Jesuit

Archbishop Shaw

CYO Tournament

South Plaquemines

Zachary

Franklinton

St. Thomas Aquinas

West Jefferson

Abramson Sci Academy

Northshore

Northwest Florida Shootout

Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic

Covington

Ponchatoula

Slidell

Mandeville

Fontainebleau

Northshore

Hammond

Covington

Ponchatoula

Slidell

Mandeville

Hammond

Fontainebleau

St. Michael

Regional Playoff

Quarterfinal Playoff

Marsh Madness State Tournament

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