Loyola Blakefield basketball coach Josh Davalli is spreading optimism among his Dons, who were 5-22 last year. That's because they have more size, backcourt depth and experience.
“I think our overall athleticism is better,” Davalli said. “We have some guys that can get to the basket and finish. Our scoring in the paint should be better. We have some of our best shooting back, and that should help us also by having another year of experience.”
Senior guard Andrew Fava (5 feet 11), who averaged 10.5 points per game last year, is a consistent force in the backcourt as the Dons’ top returning scorer.
“He is one of the better pure...