The St. Vincent High School basketball team has all the pieces for a successful season, but at the start of the season, a few of those pieces are missing.
Most obvious of the missing parts is senior guard Miguel Bunting, who is the team’s key ball handler, one of the top shooters and, most importantly, a team leader. He is out with an injury and isn’t expected to be back with the team for one-to-two more weeks.
St. Vincent is not exactly missing, but certainly waiting for, several important players to re-hone their basketball skills after a football season that extended into the North Coast Section playoffs.
Once Bunting returns and the football players become basketball players, Mustang coach Scott Himes is expecting good things to happen in DeCarli Gymnasium.
“I’m real excited,” he says. “I think we’re going to be good. We had a great spring and summer.”
Himes, starting his second year as Mustang coach, is looking forward to having Bunting and returning all-leaguer Tyler Pease on the same court. “He (Pease) has made a huge improvement, especially in his leadership,” the coach said.
One thing is certain. No one is going to push the Mustangs around, not with football players Gio Antonini (6-3, 250) and Rory Morgan (6-7, 210) clogging up the paint.