WILMINGTON – It was over early in Wilmington on Tuesday night.
After trading buckets with the visitors to start, Wilmington scored 25 straight points and never looked back in a 101-27 whitewash of Clinton-Massie in South Central Ohio League action.
The Hurricane had six players reach double figures in the scoring column and the suffocating full-court press forced 26 CM turnovers, 19 in the first half. WHS scored 45 points off the CM miscues.
“I told our guys that it was important to keep getting better,” Wilmington head coach Mike Noszka said. “We talked in practice about focusing on our transition offense. We know our defense can put a lot of pressure on people and it’s important that we can carry over our practices into games.”
The first half performance was a thing of beauty for Wilmington as the home team sprinted to a 59-13 halftime lead on 59 percent (22-of-37) shooting from the field. Jeffrey Mansfield scored all 19 of his points in the opening half to set the pace for the ‘Cane. He left the game early in the fourth quarter after taking a hard fall on his right arm. Matt Creditt chipped in with 10 of his 13 points in the first half. Creditt also finished with five rebounds and seven steals.
“Obviously, we are never going to be perfect, but our goal is to keep improving,” Noszka said. “We are only six games into a 22-game schedule, plus postseason. We have a lot of tough games ahead of us, especially in the non-conference. It’s just important to take advantage of every opportunity we are given.”
Jarron Cumberland filled the stat sheet as usual for the Hurricane as the future Cincinnati Bearcat led all scorers with 26 points, including back-to-back fastbreak dunks. He also grabbed 8 rebounds and had 4 of Wilmington’s 17 steals in the game. Nick Morris added 13 points for the ‘Cane, Dylan Beaugard had 12 points and 6 boards, and Cameron Stewart had 13 points.
For Stewart, it was his first game this season after being injured during pre-season basketball practice. He made a fine showing by hitting 6 of 9 from the floor, dishing out 6 assists and coming up with 4 steals in 16 minutes.
Chris Wolary, who had just 1 point, led WHS with 8 rebounds and 2 blocks, the same numbers as Cumberland in those 2 categories.
WHS dominated in the paint, outscoring Massie 56-10. The Hurricane also had its offense in gear, claiming a 16-0 advantage on fast break points.
Wilmington shot 35-of-62 from the field in the game, while Clinton-Massie never made more than four buckets in a quarter en route to a 10-of-42 night from the field.
Noah Greathouse led Clinton-Massie with 13 points. Bryce Boyd scored 5 and Chris Demler scored 4.
Dec 15, 2015
@Fred Summers Court
Wilmington 101, Clinton-Massie 27
(27) CLINTON-MASSIE (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Chowning 0-0-3-3 Greathouse 5-2-1-13 Uetrecht 0-0-0-0 C. Demler 2-0-0-4 Weiss 1-0-0-2 Boyd 2-1-0-5 Myers 0-0-0-0 Wolfe 0-0-0-0 Olberding 0-0-0-0 Raleigh 0-0-0-0 LeForge 0-0-0-0. TOTALS 10-3-4-27
(101) WILMINGTON (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Morris 2-0-9-13 Beaugard 4-0-4-12 Creditt 4-0-5-13 Jar Cumberland 11-2-2-26 Wolary 0-0-1-1 Stewart 6-1-0-13 Wright 0-0-0-0 Smith 0-0-1-1 Mansfield 7-1-4-19. TOTALS 35-5-26-101
FIELD GOALS: CM 10-42 (Boyd 2-4 C Demler 2-5) W 35-62 (Cumberland 11-17 Mansfield 7-10 Stewart 6-9 Beaugard 4-7 Creditt 4-8 Morris 2-3)
3 PT FIELD GOALS: CM 3-22 (Greathouse 2-7) W 5-14 (Cumberland 2-4)
FREE THROWS: CM 4-8 (Chowning 3-4) W 26-36 (Morris 9-9 Creditt 5-6 Beaugard 4-5 Mansfield 4-6)
REBOUNDS: CM-22 (Greathouse 5 C. Demler 5 Uetrecht 3 Boyd 3 Myers 3) W-44 (Wolary 8 Cumberland 8 Mansfield 6 Beaugard 6 Creditt 6 Stewart 3 Morris 2)
ASSISTS: CM-3 W-14 (Stewart 6 Cumberland 3 Wolary 2)
STEALS: CM-4 W-17 (Creditt 6 Cumberland 4 Stewart 4 Beaugard 2)
BLOCKED SHOTS: CM-1 W-5 (Cumberland 2 Wolary 2)
TURNOVERS: CM-26 W-8
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