Friday, December 11, 2015

High School Fridays: Mohonasen @ Troy (boys basketball), 12/11/15

The late Don Meredith punctuated many a Monday Night Football broadcast back in the day when he began crooning "Turn Out The Lights (The Party's Over)" once a game was nearing its end and the outcome assured.

It's just too bad they can't find an audio tape to play over the loudspeakers at Troy High after a basketball game these days, be it men's or women's.

The men's team completed a three game homestand tonight by welcoming the winless Mighty Warriors of Mohonasen into Clement Zotto Memorial Gym. By the time this was over, the Warriors must've felt like they were run over by a runaway freight train.

Mohonasen led only once, 2-1, about halfway through the first quarter. Then, the rout was on, as it was all Troy from that point forward. Daniel Buie led all scorers with 22 points. Darius Holmes-Hines added 15, and Elijah Davis chipped in 12, all in the 4th quarter, as the Flying Horses won their third straight, a 83-37 laugher that was really, for all intents & purposes, over at halftime. Troy led at that point, 39-10, which, considering the mild weather conditions, must've felt like they were playing arena football instead of basketball. Coach Richard Hurley began pulling his starters late in the 3rd quarter, and gave the 4th quarter to his reserves. Every player who got into the game scored. It was so bad (How bad was it?) that Mohonasen's junior varsity team, even though they also lost, actually outscored their varsity counterparts. Ouch.

Troy is now 3-1 on the season, as Mohonasen drops to 0-4. This means, of course, that first place in the Gray division will be likely on the line one week from tonight when Troy visits Christian Brothers Academy. But, before that, Troy will begin a school record 7 game road trip at Ballston Spa, and the boys won't be back on their home court until January 12 vs. Guilderland. Of course, a lot can happen between now & then......

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