When one looks at the season stats for Red Bank Catholic, what jumps out is that no one jumps out.
And that’s just the way sixth-year head coach Tyler Schmelz likes it, that anyone can be the man on any given night.
Wednesday night, in the Non-Public South A title game, we’ll find out if that recipe works for the top-seeded Caseys, as they take on third-seed Rutgers Prep down at Lenape High School.
Tip-off is set for 7:00, with pregame at 6:45 on cjsportsradio.com. Mike Pavlichko has all the live play-by-play, and you can hear it – with no paywall – by clicking here.
Statistically, the Caseys are led by senior C.J. Ruoff’s 11.4 points per game, followed closely by senior Alex Bauman (11) and sophomore Gioacchino Panzini (10). It could be any of them, or someone else, coming up the hero if RBC is to win its first sectional title since 2004, when they won Non-Public South B, but lost to St. Anthony of Jersey City in the group final.
Bauman is an interesting one, a guard who looks like a tight end.
That’s because he is, and a pretty good one at that. He was first team all state last year on the Caseys’ Non-Public B championship team, and a three-star recruit who has signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Tulane.
Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko talk about the Caseys with Red Bank Catholic head coach Tyler Schmelz:
Note: Check cjsportsradio.com Wednesday morning for our story with Rutgers Prep head coach Matt Bloom, and a full preview of the Non-Publc South A title game along with notes and key stats.