Friday, December 9, 2022

Trinity eager to compete in CVC

Trinity opens its first season in the Chagrin Valley Conference Metro Division with three returning starters from last year’s squad that finished 15-7 overall.

The Trojans also added a pair of quality transfers and several talented freshmen to bolster the lineup.

“As the season goes, the better we will get as a team,” said fifth-year Trinity coach Kevin McNamara, who is 49-37 in his time at the school. “With two transfers playing significant roles along with a freshman, every day we will get better.”

Trinity is deeper and more athletic than in years past. They also have size with three players over 6-feet tall.

The returning starters include Anna Ibos, Maciaha Irving and Nina Scaparotti.

Ibos is a 5-foot-8 junior guard who averaged 11.6 points per game last season on the way to being named team co-MVP.

“The pride of our team,” McNamara said of Ibos. “A fierce competitor who sets an example of how to work hard each day.”

Irving is a 5-foot-8 sophomore guard who averaged 13 points per game and shared the team’s MVP award with Ibos.

“Fantastic athlete who can do multiple things on both ends of the floor,” McNamara said.

Scaparotti, a 5-foot-9 junior guard, averaged 6.0 points per game last winter.

“Nina manages to get better every year,” McNamara said. “(She is) long and can run; defensively, gets in the lane and deflects.”

Sophomore Mauria Stanley is expected to start after transferring from Kenston. The 6-foot-2 wing is a sharpshooter from behind the 3-point arc.

Rounding out the projected starting lineup is freshman Janyah Bohanon, a 6-foot wing.

“Incredible talent who as she gets comfortable will be as good as they get,” McNamara said. “(She) has a Division I offer prior to playing high school.”

Trinity also added East Tech transfer Jaida Malone, a 5-foot-5 junior guard who was all-district and All-Ohio as a sophomore. She scored 20 points per game last season.

Junior guard Summer Wrobel, sophomore wing Rani Thigpen, senior post Savannah Brownfield, sophomore guard Jocelyn Corporan and junior guard Katie Ziegler will provide depth for the Trojans.

Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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