Posted On: 11/29/19 7:12 PM

Bill Ballinger is back for another stint at Bishop Manogue. The coach who won 80 games over a four year span, returns to guide the defending Northern Sierra conference champs. Last year the Miners went 26-4 but were eliminated by a talented Clark team in the State Semifinals. They lost their top 3 scorers from last season, however, the cupboard is not bare. BM returns several key players, including big man Curtis Luckadoo and the coaches' son Cort.  Recently I had the opportunity to collect Coach Ballinger's thoughts on Northern Nevada Basketball, and what his team learned from last season's semifinal run.

Q: What is it that you want people to know about Northern Nevada Basketball? 
WB: There are some very good players and veteran coaches in the Northern Region once again this year. Galena and Damonte Ranch return a number of starters and will be vying for the title on their side. Karen Friel enters her second year at Galena and she is a solid coach
 
Q: Who are some of the other players in the area that people should know about? 
WB: Mason Whittaker and Cordell Stinson, Trey Stevens, Kareem Rowe, Cort

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