Posted On: 11/26/19 1:29 PM

Opening Weekend in Northeast Ohio provided area basketball fans with some early insights for the 2019-2020 season.

Here are 5 thoughts about Northeast Ohio hoops after the first weekend of games:

  1. Medina is the real deal.

The Battling Bees – led by head coach Karen Kase – shocked many in the area with a 71-52 opening-season victory over Jackson – who a number of basketball fans consider to be the early-season favorites in the Federal League. With that being said – maybe we shouldn’t be surprised, because the Bees won 23 games last season and return a large core of that successful group. Duquesne commit Lindsey Linard and her teammate Sarah McKee are a devastating front-court duo. Alyson Dwyer, Elizabeth Stuart and a host of others are more than formidable handling the ball and initiating the offense.

  1. Canton McKinley is ready for some new faces to emerge.

The Lady Pups may have lost 3x Miss Basketball Kierstan Bell (now at Ohio State University) and state championship winning head coach Pam Davis – now at Hoban, but they return some serious talent and seem to be gelling nicely. New bench boss Bryant Bowden (pictured above; Photo

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