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Genoa's girls’ basketball team has a pivotal Suburban Lakes League girls’ basketball game on Saturday, against preseason league favorite Lake.

Both teams are undefeated, and the visiting Flyers have a chance to go a leg up on the defending SLL champions.

Besides playing that game at home, fifth-year coach Tom Kontak and the Comets have one thing working in their favor. Genoa (10-0, 6-0) has shown a unique ability to bounce back when it gets down.

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Bob Filiere has one of the seats from the Troy-Luckey High School gymnasium in the den of his Monclova Township home.

It’s one of the ways he chooses to remember his father, the late, legendary basketball coach Doyce “Frenchy” Filiere.

Bob, a retired Rossford Junior High guidance counselor, has three scrapbooks filled to the brim with newspaper articles about his father’s coaching days, including one feature published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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The first seven games of Waite' boys basketball season have gotten good reviews, but seven games does not a season make.

Coach Dave Pitsenbarger said the Indians know that just because of their fast start, they can't afford to just show up and expect to win the rest of the way.

"We definitely have to be prepared," Pitsenbarger admitted. "We can't be happy with what we've done. We have a tough schedule from top to bottom. There's not a breather in there."

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