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Prep boys basketball preview: Varsity experience in short supply for Rebels

Moose Lake-Willow River will replace its entire starting five from last year's team that finished with a 19-9 record overall.

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Moose Lake-Willow River's Jimmy Walker (13) and Duane Broughton hit the floor to contend for a loose ball with Pequot Lakes' Gavin Kennen in the first half of a Section 7AA boys basketball semifinal on Tuesday, March 15, at Romano Gym in Duluth.
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Head coach: Paul Dewey

Assistant coaches: Ryan McKeon and Pat Dewey

Returning starters: No returning starters.

New Faces: Seniors Jimmy Walker, Owen Loew and Jayden Alleman; juniors Luke Dewey, Adam Neumann, Kaden Robbins, Nolan Nelson and Hunter Van Heel; and sophomores Eli Youngs, Reese Bode, Elliot Wasche, Levi Mikrot.

Team Strengths: Coach Paul Dewey said the Rebels' defense and teamwork are strengths that stand out.

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Biggest Challenge: The team will have to overcome its lack of varsity experience and get used to a new head coach, Dewey said.

Goals and expectations: Dewey said he hopes to see the team "come together as a team and compete for a section championship."

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