Elder Basketball has eyes set on GCL Title


Frankie Hofmeyer, Peyton Ramsey, Nick Hall, Ryan Custer, Nate Roell, Joey Sabato, and David Heisel.

The 2015-2016 Elder Basketball team was one of the most athletic and versatile teams Elder has had in years, but now with those seniors gone it’s time for others to step into their roles.

Last year’s team finished with an overall record of 19-5.

A disappointing loss in the district semi-finals to GCL rival, LaSalle, ended the season for Elder.  Many thought the team would at least reach the district finals again, like in 2015, but the Lancers had other ideas.

After the season was over, it was a passing of the torch from the seniors who had just graduated to the ones that are going to fill their place.

taken from varsity views
taken from varsity views

Seniors this year include Shaun Sullivan, David Dabbelt, Dashawn Mosley and Braden Connor.

These four seniors will be called upon to take bigger roles with the help of some talented juniors including Zach Harp, Trevor Estep and Brett Marsh.

Wondering who would be the stars on the team this year, Brett Marsh and Trevor Estep gave me insight.

“Our go-to guy and star will probably be Dashawn Mosley, a.k.a. Big Sexy, and also look out for Braden Connor at point, he should make an impact this year,” said Marsh.

Trevor added, “Shaun Sullivan will be a key role player and returning varsity player Zach Harp, a.k.a. Z-Money, will both play big roles in this years team.”

Elder starts off their season with two home games in a row against Walnut Hills and Cooper on December 9th and 10th.

Trevor informed me that both teams are very athletic and good and will be a true test for the team to start off the season.

The past two years, Elder has gone four and two in the GCL and win a share of the title with Moeller and Lasalle.

“That’s what we are all striving for, another GCL title to bring back to Elder.  It will be one of our main goals throughout this season,” said Marsh.

This will be Coach Schoenfeld’s 26th season as Elder Head coach.

In his 26 seasons, Coach Schoenfeld has nine GCL championships (two of those are shares), seven sectional championships, five district championships, two regional championships, and one State Championship in 1993.

Coach Schoenfeld’s resume is impressive and every year he proves that he is the right man for the job since he was first given the position of head coach.

taken from varsity views
taken from varsity views

Elder’s schedule is a handful this year with other talented teams other than the GCL.

Walnut Hills, Cooper, Winton Woods, and Oak Hills four very good teams that Elder has to face off early in the season.

Elder will also play two teams from Canada at home this year.  Windsor Kennedy High School and St. Michael High School will be making a trip to Cincinnati to play in the home of Elder’s 6th man, The Pit.

So come on out and support the Panthers this year as they try to go for a third straight GCL title.

Schedule for the basketball team can be found at http://www.ehsports.com/