Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Wando's perfect seven-game winning streak came to end in Summerville Tuesday night as the Green Wave rolled past the Warriors, 76-51.
With center Matthew Pegram sidelined with a back injury, Wando (7-1) showed a vulnerability in the paint that Summerville attacked throughout the game. The Green Wave regularly drove into the lane for layups, followed their shots for second-chance opportunities and outrebounded the Warriors on both ends of the floor.
Tyler Palmer led the Green Wave with 18 points, John Jenkins added 17 and Timmy Singleton scored 11. Summerville made 26 field goals inside the three-point arc and had five players finish with at least seven points.
“Obviously, we were hurting inside not having (Pegram),” Wando head coach David Eaton said. “He's great at help defense, grabs all the boards. He's our leader down there and you could tell we missed him tonight.”
The Warriors offense sputtered without a post presence but struggled mightily shooting from outside. A normally dangerous three-point shooting team, Wando connected on just three three-point attempts.
Summerville (3-1) limited Wando to two points through the first five and a half minutes of the game while it reeled off 11 straight. The Warriors committed eight first-quarter fouls against just one from the Green Wave who held a 19-6 lead by quarter's end.
With his team reeling, Jamez Rogers willed Wando back into the game with a 12-point second quarter. The Warriors closed the half on an 11-2 run, including a buzzer-beating three pointer from Rogers over two Green Wave defenders. Rogers finished with a game-high 25 points.
“(Rogers) went at it tonight on offense,” Eaton said. “I'm proud of the way, when we were down, he stepped up, showed a lot of maturity and played really hard.”
Summerville took back control with a 15-1 run through the first three minutes of the second half. Rogers cut the lead down to nine with two free throws with just over three minutes left in the third quarter. It'd be as close as Wando would come the rest of the night. No Warriors besides Rogers scored in double digits. Andrew Glover was Wando's second-leading scorer with seven points on two made field goals.
“We hit nothing all night,” Eaton said. “We're used to averaging about 20 more points a game than this. We really needed those threes and, obviously, better defense.”
Green Wave escapes Lady Warriors
Summerville scored five unanswered points in the final minute and a half to earn a 56-52 win over the Wando Lady Warriors in Tuesday night's opener.
Angela Collins connected on a deep jumper from the wing to give Wando (0-7) its first lead of the second half, 52-51, with less than two minutes to play.
But Chelsi Anderson answered back for Summerville on the ensuing possession, and Heather Chapman followed with two free throws with 40 seconds left to seal the win.
Chapman led all scorers with 21 points. Kimberly Smalls scored a team-high 20 for Wando, while Baleigh Winkler added eight.