Second half surge provides Ansonia boys basketball win over Mississinawa Valley

Second half surge gives Ansonia boys basketball win over Mississinawa Valley

By Drew Terhall

UNION CITY — To open the varsity double headers within the Rt. 47 Shootout at Mississinawa Valley, the Ansonia boys basketball crew took residence a 64-43 win over the Blackhawks.

Ansonia head coach Tony Overton mentioned after the crew went into the second half with some new discovered vitality, they have been capable of get issues rolling.

“We’ve been capable of put 4 quarters but collectively. We’re nonetheless engaged on that. I gave them a reasonably good speaking at halftime to lift our vitality and that appeared to assist. Bought some prompt the bench, that helped and that introduced the morale up for a number of the older guys. I used to be pleased with our effort for the final 12 minutes or so,” Overton mentioned.

Ansonia held a small lead, 23-18, at halftime. Each groups struggled to benefit from their first shot makes an attempt.

All through the primary half, each groups have been capable of gather offensive rebounds and rating on these second likelihood alternatives.

Mississinawa Valley head coach Cole Hamilton mentioned the important thing within the first half was to comprise Ansonia senior Ethan Reichert. He additionally mentioned senior Bryson Gower did an incredible job guarding him and helped get Reichert in foul bother.

From there, the Blackhawks have been capable of get sufficient offense going to remain within the sport early.

“Ten days in the past, Reichert scored 34 factors on us. Sort of shut him down a little bit bit, targeted on their inside sport. Bought Reichert into foul bother, that led us to some simple factors within the first half,” Hamilton mentioned. “Went again to it within the second half, buckets weren’t falling. Fell a little bit brief tonight.”

The Blackhawks rode that momentum for the beginning of the second half. They have been capable of make the sport a one possession sport.

Hamilton mentioned it was noticeable the crew was beginning to wear down. The photographs that have been falling from the surface began to fall a little bit brief.

“The within-out seems have been there. A few our guards hit a few these photographs. However once more, a few of them simply fell brief,” Hamilton mentioned.

Ansonia had a unique vitality within the second half. The crew made seven three pointers within the second half with 5 made within the fourth quarter.

The within-out sport was working for the Tigers. They have been capable of work the paint sufficient to get their shooters open to take over the sport.

Overton mentioned good issues will come to the offense if they’ll keep affected person, set screens and work the inside-out sport. With the proper guys in place, they’ll generate offense.

“When we now have a man like Bennett Lehman that is available in and does it on a regular basis in follow and we see a matchup, that was the important thing proper there bringing him in and hitting these open photographs. It fed for a man like Landyn Bowman to hit a pair there too,” Overton mentioned.

Lehman had three made threes within the closing quarter.

The uptick in vitality additionally helped the Tigers remove a few of these second likelihood alternatives for the Blackhawks. Ansonia began to crash the defensive boards and completed defensive possessions for stops.

Overton mentioned after the crew sort of stood across the first half, they began to actually get after the unfastened ball within the second half.

“The second half, our vitality received loads higher. We ended up having some guys crash the boards. We received some stops. Once we received stops, that’s after we have been in a position to have the ability to draw back there on the finish,” Overton mentioned.

Senior Matt Barga led the crew with 17 factors. Reichert and senior Trevor Hemmerich each had 15 factors. Lehman completed with 12 factors.

For Mississinawa Valley, freshman Cing Scott led the crew with 14 factors with Gower shut behind with 13 factors. Senior Aron Hunt had 9 factors.

Overton mentioned the crew has proven flashes to this point this season, an indication there’s nonetheless extra work to do. Ansonia is 4-9 on the season with a 2-5 WOAC document. They’ll play at Minster on Jan. 23 at 7:15 p.m. They’ll then host again to again video games beginning with Preble Shawnee on Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. after which hosts Covington on Jan. 27 at 7:15 p.m.

Mississinawa Valley is now 1-13 on the season with a 0-6 WOAC document. They’ll play at Bradford on Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. after which host Fort Restoration on Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Contact Day by day Advocate sports activities editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]