Amsterdam boys basketball overtakes Broadalbin-Perth
BROADALBIN – The Amsterdam boys’ basketball team ran out on the road against Broadalbin-Perth on Friday night and simply never stopped.
The Rams pressured the Patriots for 32 minutes and ran away with a 57-35 Foothills Council win.
Amsterdam lapped Broadalbin-Perth in the first quarter, 14-7, then added to their 27-17 lead at halftime with a 15-4 run in the third quarter before claiming victory.
“We tried to make them a bit uncomfortable, to keep them away from their shots,” said JaShean Vann from Amsterdam. “We ran the floor, got the rebound, an out pass, then it was an easy bucket. We played together. »
The Rams were helped by a horrible night of shooting from the Patriots, unable to find the bucket throughout the contest. Broadalbin-Perth threw 3-point shots that missed the rim, shots under the bucket were contested and missed the rim, and every trip down the field was contested.
“Even with that [BP poor shooting] when you’re in a defensive rhythm it takes their offense a little bit away from where you’re comfortable throwing it and now you’re not as comfortable throwing it,” the coach said. from Amsterdam Tim Jones. “You just hope you upset them.”
Vann scored a game-high 18 points, with Victor Dueno making his presence felt with 13 points and stellar defense.
The 15-4 third quarter for the Rams was key to closing the contest.
“The third quarter wasn’t our quarter, so we tried to make sure the third quarter was our quarter and not let them come back,” Vann said. “We’re used to it, so we tried to improve it tonight and we did.
This pressure throughout the contest included Dueno, who was around the ball all night, disrupting passes and participating in nearly every turnover.
With 5:42 remaining in the contest, it was close to the Broadalbin-Perth baseline after Vann scored a transition bucket. He easily caught an inbound Patriots pass and laid the ball down for another bucket to make it 48-23.
“We’re doing some things at the right time right now,” Jones said. “I just like our intensity as a group. We were really good in the assist position and that put us in a good position.
The lopsided loss allowed Broadalbin-Perth coach Tucker Gifford to get to his bench and provide some quality minutes for Patriots student section favorite Zachary Robles, who did not disappoint.
Seconds after coming off the bench, Robles drilled a 3, lifting the spirits of Broadalbin-Perth fans. He followed that up with a defensive rebound and went from start to finish for another bucket with 3:04 to go. He had his chance to take advantage of his fandom, hitting both ends one-on-one in front of the student section, scoring seven of the Patriots’ points in the fourth quarter.
amsterdam 14 13 15 15 — 57
Broadalbin-Perth 7 10 4 14 — 35
Amsterdam score: Thompson 3-1-8, Vellon 3-0-7, Vann 7-3-18, Dueno 5-2-13, McHeard 2-0-4, Bartone 2-0-4, Bottisti 1- 0- 3. Broadalbin-Perth score: A. DiCaterino 6-0-13, Magliocca 2-0-4, Savoie 2-0-4, M. DiCaterino 1-2-4, Rogers 0-1-1, Robles 2-2-7, Russom 1-0-2, team totals: Amsterdam, 23-6-57. Broadalbin-Perth, 14-5-35.