AW downs BG boys, 77-61 (1-3-14)

BG’s Jacob Leader (35)
is pressured by Anthony Wyane’s Matt Fox during the first half. (Photo: J.D.

Anthony Wayne used its height, strength, and athleticism to take control of the game early against
Bowling Green Friday night.
The Generals, with three players 6-foot-3 or taller in the starting lineup, scored 42 points in the first
half, and led 77-46 in the fourth quarter before setting for a 77-61 victory.
‘‘They man-handled us from the get-go,’’ BG head coach Mark Malinowski said. ‘‘We can all beg for an
over-the-back call, or this or that … We didn’t match their physicality. Their size and their strength
definitely hurt us.’’
Jake Reid, a 6-5 senior, scored 10 points in the first quarter as AW took a 20-9 lead after eight
‘‘It’s tough to dig yourself out of a hole like that,’’ Malinowski said.
In the second quarter, Matt Fox, a 6-3 senior, took over scoring nine points as the Generals extended
their lead to 42-21 at the half.
Bowling Green came out of the locker room with less than a minute left on the 10-minute halftime clock,
and started the second half on a 7-2 run.
The Bobcats went to their pressure defense in the second half in an effort to slow the Generals down.
‘‘We have really been working hard to get these guys to understand that for us to be successful, we have
to junk it up,’’ Malinowski said. ‘‘We have to play that style … We’re going to get these guys to
understand we need to play at break-neck speed. We need to use all of our guys.
‘‘In the first half AW ran set after set after set,’’ he continued. ‘‘We have to create havoc, and
hopefully we’ve got these guys convinced that’s the way we have to play. In the third quarter we played
with them.’’
AW took a 58-39 lead into the fourth quarter.
The Generals expanded their lead to 77-46 with over four minutes remaining in the game. The Bobcats then
closed the game out on a 15-0 run, sparked by eight points from Mitchell Gardner, who was seeing his
first action of the season after suffering a broken hand in the preseason.
‘‘For the first time this year, we had every guy healthy,’’ Malinowski said. ‘‘Hopefully, that will stay
with us for 2014.
‘‘Anybody who was here in the fourth quarter could see the type of energy Mitch can bring us.’’
Fox finished with a game-high 28 points, including 15 in the second half. Reid scored 16 points, and
Jamar Allen, a 6-4 junior, added 12 points.
AW is 5-1 overall and tied for first in the Northern Lakes League at 4-0.
LaMonta´ Stone led BG with 16 points, and Trent Hinton scored 12 points, making four 3-pointers. BG is
2-6, 1-3.
The Bobcats play at Toledo Start Saturday, with the varsity game scheduled to start at 8.
Fox, 8-3-3—28; Breymaier, 0-0—0; Reid, 7-2—16; Allen, 3-6—12; Johnson, 0-0—0; Yunker, 2-3—7; Mruzek,
0-1-2—5; Start, 0-0—0; Murphy, 1-1-4—9; Betts, 0-0—0; George, 0-0—0. TOTALS: 21-5-20—77.
Stone, 4-8—16; Stewart, 0-1-0—3; Walker, 2-1-0—7; Hinton, 0-4-0—12; Carsey, 3-0—6; Ludwig, 2-0—4;
Donaldson, 0-1-1—5; Leader, 0-0—0; Riggs, 0-0—0; Gardner, 2-4—8; Markey, 0-0—0. TOTALS: 13-7-13—61.
AW 20 22 16 19 —77
BGHS 9 12 18 22 —61

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