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DeSales shuts down Monarchs


February 01. 2014 10:38PM

By - dlevarse@civitasmedia.com






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WILKES-BARRE — DeSales boasts a deep roster with three seniors averaging more than 10 points per game. There’s no shortage of things to prepare for against the Bulldogs.


But this?


Travis Bryan, a junior defensive specialist averaging about 10 minutes per game, entered the weekend with 10 blocks on the season.


On Saturday, he had nine blocks in 18 minutes. King’s just happened to be the receiving end.


The Monarchs couldn’t match an impressive all-around effort by Bryan and the Bulldogs, who earned an 83-68 victory at Scandlon Gymnasium.


Bryan was credited with nine of DeSales’ 12 blocks, which helped set up the Bulldogs offense on the other end.


“Their bigs, by blocking so many shots, led to transition buckets for them,” King’s coach J.P. Andrejko said. “When you’re playing a team like DeSales, one of the big things we talked about is that you can’t give them easy points.


“And I thought that (Bryan’s) defense at that end created a lot of easy buckets for them.”


The numbers backed that up. The Bulldogs finished the game 29-of-47 from the floor (61.7 percent) and knocked down 8-of-16 from behind the arc.


The Monarchs (10-9, 3-5 Freedom) took a late first-half lead on a Joe Caffrey three, only to see the Bulldogs fire back with a 9-0 run to close out the half.


When Caffrey went to the bench after a second foul, DeSales (11-8, 5-3) took advantage to build a 40-32 lead at the break.


“That was, in my opinion, the biggest two-minute stretch of the game,” Andrejko said. “Because it went from a close, tie game to them (being) up eight. And it was things that we did that helped them score, so I didn’t like that.”


Tom Heston and Dan Rutecki did the most damage for the Monarchs in the paint, finishing with 15 points apiece while also leading the team in rebounds.


Caffrey scored 13 and Nate Oliver chipped in 12 off the bench.


Leading scorer Kyle Hammonds returned to the floor after missing Wednesday’s game with a sprained ankle. The senior guard, however, was scoreless in 20 minutes and played just five after halftime.


“It was good to get him on the floor, but I don’t think he’s near 100 percent,” Andrejko said. “You take a week off, and it’s just tough to come back and get your legs going.


“But we’ll be patient. We’ll get him back.”


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DeSALES (83) — Mike Coleman 2-3 5-6 10, Michael Guldin 2-2 2-2 7, Paul Pammer 3-6 2-2 8, Cody Deal 6-10 0-0 13, Ryan Callahan 3-4 0-1 6, Kyle Hash 5-6 1-2 13, Brian Laird 4-6 3-3 14, Derek Dalition 0-1 0-0 0, Travis Bryan 2-5 2-2 6, Andrew Kohler 0-1 2-2 2, Matt Poorman 2-2 0-0 4, Cory Schmidt 0-1 0-0 0, Blake Rossell 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-47 17-20 83.


KING’S (68) — Alex Cardoza 1-4 0-0 2, Joe Caffrey 6-14 0-2 13, Kyle Hammonds 0-4 0-0 0, Tom Heston 5-8 5-6 15, Dan Rutecki 3-11 9-11 15, Nate Oliver 4-6 2-2 12, Connor Hughes 4-12 1-2 9, Pat O’Donnell 1-4 0-0 2, Christian Skrepenak 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-65 17-23 68.


Halftime — DeSales, 40-32


Three-point field goals — DSU 8-16 (Laird 3-5, Hash 2-3, Coleman 1-1, Guldin 1-1, Deal 1-4, Pammer 0-2); KC 3-15 (Oliver 2-4, Caffrey 1-6, Hammonds 0-2, Hughes 0-3).


***


Lady Monarchs fall


DeSales was strong on the glass and turned an early double-digit lead into a 68-51 win over the Lady Monarchs at Scandlon Gymnasium.


King’s (5-14, 1-7 Freedom) had picked up its first conference win of the season Wednesday against Misericordia. On Saturday, DeSales opened up a 25-9 advantage and played from out in front the rest of the way.


“I was expecting a little bit more from our whole group today,” King’s coach Brian Donoghue said. “But that’s athletics. Sometimes we’re not as good as we hope to be.


“Played a real good game Wednesday night. Played about two-thirds of a good game tonight.”


King’s was able to hack down the deficit to 10 points on a nice dish from Marissa Manning (13 points, five assists) to Jennifer Fabian (16 points, nine rebounds) that made it 54-44 with 5:24 to play.


That prompted a timeout from DeSales to regroup, and the Bulldogs were able to keep King’s from pulling within single digits.


King’s held DeSales standouts Sondrine Glovas and Alexiah Grant to a combined 12-for-40 shooting. But the Bulldogs (15-4, 5-3) were able to claim a 55-39 edge in rebounds en route to the season sweep.


“I felt like we actually got a lot that we needed,” Donoghue said. “We got their two superstars to miss. A lot. But when you don’t rebound their misses, it doesn’t help.”


***


DeSALES (68) — Alex Suk 4-10 1-3 9, Gabby Scott 2-3 0-0 4, Alexiah Grant 6-21 2-2 16, Sondrine Glovas 6-19 2-2 15, Megan Gallagher 3-10 3-4 10, Nicole Callahan 0-1 0-0 0, Mikelyn Mackavage 2-6 0-0 6, Ciara O’Neill 0-1 0-0 0, Julia Duffy 0-1 2-2 2, Nicole Umbenhauer 1-1 0-0 2, Kelly Anthony 1-1 0-0 2, Morgan McCollian 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 26-75 10-13 68.


KING’S (51) — Kasey Seitz 2-8 0-0 5, Jessica McHugh 3-4 1-2 9, Jennifer Fabian 7-17 2-4 16, Kayla Feairheller 2-12 1-2 5, Marissa Manning 6-14 1-1 13, Taylor Sweeney 0-1 0-0 0, Katie Dugan 0-2 0-0 0, Sara Krupinski 0-0 1-2 1, Tara Zdancewicz 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 21-61 6-11 51.


Halftime — DeSales, 37-19


Three-point field goals — DSU 6-19 (Mackavage 2-4, Grant 2-6, Gallagher 1-1, Glovas 1-7, Callahan 0-1); KC 3-20 (McHugh 2-3, Seitz 1-4, Sweeney 0-1, Dugan 0-1, Fabian 0-2, Manning 0-2, Feairheller 0-7).




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