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MSJ Rains Waves of 3-Pointers on Windsor

Windsor — Mount St. Joseph’s coach Jeff Casserino said his team has been practicing its 3-point shooting. It was apparent last night that the Green Wave players took those practices to heart, hitting eight 3-pointers in the first half en route to a 70-50 win at Windsor last night.

At the same time, the Mounties have also been working on their fast break basketball, a practice that led to easy hoops. It had an extra benefit, as well.

“When you penetrate like we were able to do tonight, it opens up the floor and the 3 -point shots are there,” said Casserino.

In all, MSJ canned 10 3-pointers in the game.

The win elevated MSJ’s record to 4-1 while Windsor is now 1-4.

The only time the Jacks looked like they were on their gsame was after the Green Wave rolled to 40-21 lead at the half. At that point, Windsor went on a 13-6 run to climb back into the game a bit, but the gap proved to be just too big to overcome.

When asked if what ails the Yellowjackets is correctable, Windsor coach Harry Ladue said he thought so if Bob (Hingston Windsor athletic director) “will let us have three-hour practices.”

The Green Wave got a terrific game from 6-foot-5 senior Matt Sanborn who had 25 points in a variety of ways, but his strength was off the boards was where he pretty much had his way.

“We got killed on the boards,” Ladue lamented. “We’re not a team that shoots very well, but what concerns me is our rebounding.”

Sanborn showed his whole bag of offensive tricks in the first quarter as her had 11 points on a three, two-put-backs and two in-the-paint jumpers.

Those put-backs are what irked Ladue. “We just kept letting them got two, three shots off the offensive board,” he said.

The second quarter began with Zach Lanzillo, who at 6-foot-4, went beyond the arc to swish two 3-pointers and the rout started to take shape. Jonathan Mitchell also had two 3’s in the period.

To Windsor’s credit, the Yellowjackets didn’t fold. A pair of 3-pointers from Luke TanCreti in the third period helped Windsor creep back to within, 46-34, before the Mounties regained control.

For Windsor, Tyson Boudro had 13, Tancreti 11 and Tanner Tibbetts 10.