Med Center Health Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Team Preview: South Warren Spartans

The 2019-20 high school basketball season is just around the corner and leading up to opening night Dec. 3 Med Center Health Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine will present team previews for both boys’ and girls’ teams across the Bowling Green area. 

Today, we take a look at the South Warren boys’ hoops squad. 

Team: South Warren

Mascot: Spartans

Region: 4

District: 14

Head Coach: Blane Embry (Second season)

2018-19 Results: 

  • 14-15 overall, 4-6 District 14
  • Lost to Bowling Green in District 14 semifinals

Key Departures: 

  • Guard Tyler Martin (17.7 PPG)
  • Guard Gavin Spurrier (7.2 PPG)
  • Guard Cameron Harrison (4.5 PPG)
  • Forward Mason Day (3.4 PPG)

Key Returners:

  • Junior Guard Jace Carver (12.3 PPG)
  • Sophomore Forward Caden Veltkamp (8.6 PPG)
  • Junior Guard Tayshaun Jones (6.7 PPG)
  • Senior Forward Parker Stobaugh (4.6 PPG)

Season Opener: Tuesday, Dec. 3 vs. Allen County-Scottsville at 7:30 p.m.

South Warren won 14 games in Year 1 under veteran coach Blane Embry, and the team is looking to take the next step forward this season.

Entering the 2019-20 campaign, the Spartans have their sights set on making a trip to E.A. Diddle Arena in March for the Region 4 Tournament. With a roster that includes much experience and talent, the squad has what it takes to accomplish that goal.

South graduated standout guard Tyler Martin, fellow guards Gavin Spurrier and Cameron Harrison and forward Mason Day, but return a strong core in guards Jace Carver and Tayshaun Jones and forwards Caden Veltkamp and Parker Stobaugh, among others.

Coach Quotes:

Coach Blane Embry:

“I like this team. We have several guys back who saw varsity minutes last year that have worked extremely hard on their strength and game during the offseason. We have good team speed and have been fostering that style of up-tempo offense and defense throughout the offseason. Our goals are to compete every single day in practice and games and improve as the season progresses. We hope to play at Diddle in March.”

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