(Amesbury MA) Another game, another surge of points that were significant in the outcome.
Gordon dropped non-league Framingham State, 86-70, on Friday night at Framingham.
The Scots (10-1) remarkable run continues as this makes nine straight for the team from Wenham.
In this one GC put eleven unanswered points together scoring on four straight possessions in the second half between 12:24 and 10:38. That run of eleven turned a one-possession 52-49 lead into a many-possession 63-49 spread.
The Rams (1-9) managed to hang around but a mini-run of six points between 4:41 and 3:27 did them in as the lead stretched to 77-60.
Eric Demers, AJ Terry, and Avelino Damoura were the sparks during the collection of eleven. Eric nailed consecutive three’s to start it. The first was after AJ grabbed an offensive rebound and the second was assisted by AJ. Then AJ hit his own three assisted by Avelino. Avelino finished the run with a layup.
The six-point run that sealed any Framingham rally plans featured a Josh Ribeiro layup and two free throws plus a layup by Garrisson Duvivier.
The variety of contributors is a good thing. The team does not lack scorers.
The Gordon zone did return after being exiled after a dismal first half against Eastern Nazarene. Unlike ENC, the Rams looked uncomfortable against the zone in the half-court offense. Where they did look comfortable was during high-speed transitions. Too often missed GC shots turned into drives and fouls down the other end.
And there I go whining after the team has just won its 9th straight!
The Scots took advantage of their size-edge down low and owned the boards all night. Garrisson Duvivier finished with his ninth double/double (20 points/14 rebounds) of the season.
Eric Demers had a quiet first half (five points) but registered thirteen points in the second half. Tonight featured his outside game.
Jake Haar added twelve points while Parker Omslaer put in ten with eight rebounds and three blocks.
FSU’s Manny Payton (17 points) had the speed and the green light to keep GC defenders busy. The senior had 32 points last game vs Tufts.
The Rams are now 0-6 at home. They had a 6-20 record last season.
The Scots have exams and a vacation before returning for a rematch with Eastern Nazarene on New Year’s Eve afternoon (1PM). Many in attendance will be dressed up as empty seats!
David Massillon was injured against Framingham State and saw short minutes.
One way to attack a zone has always been to fast break and not let it get set up. I saw some of that happening tonight.
Christmas thought: Jesus came down to earth because we can’t get up to Him. What a Savior!