Wilmington lit up the scoreboard for 58 first half points Friday night en route to a 97-49 thrashing of McClain in South Central Ohio League action at Fred Summers Court.
Jarron Cumberland paced the Hurricane scoring attack with 30 points, all coming in the first three quarters of play. Cumberland had a double-double as he also pulled down 10 rebounds. This is the third consecutive game Cumberland has scored more than 30 points.
WHS had four other players in double figures as Dylan Beaugard, Matt Creditt and Chris Wolary each scored 15 points and non-starter Jeffrey Mansfield came off the bench to score 12 points for the ’Cane.
For the Tigers, Jacob Starkey and Matt Barton each scored 9 points and Randall Miscall added 8 points.
McClain falls to 1-1 overall, and their SCOL record is also 1-1.
Wilmington remains unbeaten on the year at 3-0 overall and is now 2-0 in the SCOL.
“We’re working on our identity right now and the kids and the coaching staff are stressing accountability,” said WHS head coach Mike Noszka. “After our first couple of games, we’re trying to get back to where we want to be and tonight was the first step.”
And that first step was taken by the Hurricane leader.
“I just love the way Jarron (Cumberland) played tonight,” Noszka said. “He played with a lot of energy and enthusiasm and what impressed me the most was his unselfishness. It’s the little things he does that sometimes don’t get noticed, like the way he gave up a scoring opportunity in the third quarter to try and help get a sophomore in the scoring column tonight. As a team we really played the way we’re supposed to play and overall our defensive effort was outstanding.”
Wilmington committed just 6 turnovers on the night and only one in the first half.
Meanwhile, the Hurricane capitalized off McClain’s miscues all game long. Wilmington scored 42 points off Greenfield’s 25 turnovers. Wilmington had a decided advantage on the boards, winning the rebounding battle by a margin of 34-22.
Matt Creditt pulled down 5 rebounds for the ‘Cane, including 4 on the offensive glass and a pair of stick-backs. Starkey was McClain’s top rebounder with 7 boards.
Dec 4, 2015
@Fred Summers Court
Wilmington 97 McClain 49
(49) McCLAIN (2fg-3fg-ft-tp) Starkey 4-0-1-9, Barton 0-3-0-9, Mischal 4-0-0-8, Hardesty 1- 0-2-4, Hollar 0-1-0-3, Kline 0-1-0-3, O’Connor 2-0-2-6, Knaff 1-0-0-2, Clouser 0-0-1-1, Hall 1-0-1-3, Hester 0-0-1-1. Team Totals 13-5-8-49.
(97) WILMINGTON (2fg-3fg-ft-tp) Morris 2-0-0-4, Beaugard 6-1-0-15, Creditt 5-1-2-15, Cumberland 8-3-5-30, Wolary 2-2-5-15, Wright 0-1-0-3, Smith 1-0-1-3, Mansfield 4-0-4-12. Team Totals: 28-8-17-97.
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