Boys Basketball

Badin hoping to find its identity during 2022-2023 season

HAMILTON — Badin High School boys basketball coach Pat Kreke is keeping a keen eye on the next man up.

The Rams are still looking to find their identity as the 2022-2023 season gets underway, according to the second-year Badin mentor.

“We’re young, we’re inexperienced, and they need to find their identity,” Kreke said. “We will have to find players who can put it in the basket. That is yet to be seen. We will be watching to see who steps up.”

Returning for the Rams, who went 7-15 overall, 1-9 in the Greater Catholic League Co-ed a season ago, are senior guards Diego DeCello and Pate Goldberg. DeCello brings back 7.9 points and 2.8 rebounds a game, while Goldberg adds 7 points a contest. Badin added junior Aidan Brown, who transferred from Ross and was fourth in the Southwest Ohio Conference with 12.7 points a game.

The football team recently lost in the regional finals, which united the entire basketball team together for at least a week’s worth of practice. Alex Ritzie, Connor Wright, Rowan Brown, Drew Enginger and Cooper Ollis go from the gridiron to the court.

Rounding out the roster is senior forward Nick Solazzo, junior guard Matthew Brugger, junior center Grant Wissman, sophomore forward Nathan Lindesmith and freshman guard James Brink.

“We lost the majority of our scoring to graduation,” Kreke said. Logan Neu, who graduated last year, led the Rams in scoring with 15.9 points a game.

The Rams open the season up at Hamilton tonight at 7:30 p.m. … It’s the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

2022-2023 Badin Rams Roster

(Number, Player, Grade, Height, Position)

1 Pate Goldberg SR 6’2 G

2 Matthew Brugger JR 6’0 G

3 Nick Solazzo SR 6’2 F

4 Drew Enginger JR 6’4 F

5 Connor Wright JR 5’9 G

10 Nathan Lindesmith SO 5’11 F

11 James Brink FR 5’11 G

12 Alex Ritzie JR 6’2 G

13 Diego DeCello SR 6’0 G

15 Cooper Ollis SO 6’1 G

20 Rowan Brown SO 5’10 G

21 Grant Wissman JR 6’7 C

23 Aidan Brown JR 6’3 G

2022-2023 Badin Rams Schedule

(Taken from GCL website)

Nov. 26 at Hamilton 07:30 PM

Dec. 2 at Alter 07:30 PM

Dec. 6 at Chaminade Julienne 07:30 PM

Dec. 9 McNicholas 07:30 PM

Dec. 16 at Summit Country Day 07:30 PM

Dec. 17 Winton Woods 07:30 PM

DEC. 20 at Talawanda 07:30 PM

Dec. 23 Northwest 07:30 PM

Dec. 27 Fenwick 07:30 PM

Jan. 3 Bellbrook 07:30 PM

Jan. 6 at Carroll 07:30 PM

Jan. 7 Elder 01:30 PM

Jan. 14 at Roger Bacon 06:00 PM

Jan. 17 Springboro 07:30 PM

Jan. 20 Alter 07:30 PM

Jan. 24 Chaminade Julienne 07:30 PM

Jan. 27 at McNicholas 07:30 PM

Feb. 3 Carroll 07:30 PM

Feb. 4 at Ross 07:30 PM

Feb. 7 at Edgewood 07:30 PM

Feb. 10 at Fenwick 07:30 PM

Feb. 11 Tri-Village 07:30 PM

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