Amherst 68-South Park 52 | News
BUFFALO, N.Y.-Amherst jumped out on South Park early with an 11-0 run in the first quarter on Tuesday in the A2 Semifinal game, the Tigers went on to win big, 68-52. The win keeps the Tigers rolling. They have now won 17 straight. The Sparks couldn't convert on early scoring chances, and weren't able to handle the Tigers pressure.
The first half was highlighted by big game jitters, and some sloppy play, but the Tigers got it together in the second half and took control. " In the first half we were a little nervous, as the second half came around we picked it up defensively, and we did the little things and won the hustle points and the 50-50 battles" said Amherst Head Coach Chris Kensy.
The 11-0 run by Amherst in the first quarter helped build a lead, but the second half defense fueled the Tigers to victory, who improve to 19-1 overall. The Tigers take this win streak into the A2 Championship game and hope to continue it even further into states.
Amherst's Senior captains led the way for the Tigers on Tuesday. Center # 40 Alex Turecki scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Guard # 4 Johnathan Belton added 15 points and 6 assists, and Forward # 2 Dion Lewis scored 11 points and had 6 rebounds. Senior # 31 Steven Reynolds also added 17 points for the Tigers. South Park Senior # 2 Tyrell Mitchell had a game high 21 points for the Sparks in the loss.
# 1 seed Amherst moves on to play the # 2 seed Iroquois in the A2 Championship gameat Buffalo State at 3:30 PM on Saturday.
You'll be able to watch that game via live stream right here on wny.highschoolsports.net with Stu Boyar handling the play by play.
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