First Home Game Success for Boys!
Both the JV and the Varsity won with authority at their first home games, Wed Dec 12 ,2007.
The JV team beat Somers 44 - 28. The Tuskers showed early promise, but could not contend with the strong play of Tyler Goldberg and Billy Sadik Khan. Robert Cross played generous ball and Steve Neff was a welcome return.
Varsity clearly overmatched the Somers squad and intense pressure drove the score from the opening minutes. Drew Klein sparked the starters who forced turnovers and converted them into points. Matt Townsend denied numerous shots and CJ was smooth both underneath and from the three. The fast pace offense was maintained all four quarters as the entire team contributed to the 81-32 victory over Somers.
Final instructions from Coach Dave Fernandes set up Adam Honig in the corner for a buzzer beater to defeat the Yorktown Huskers, 61-58 in the first Round of the 2007 Greeley Sports Boosters Holiday Tournament.
The entire game was a tight contest and Honig, a sophomore, showed poise at the foul line and on defense. In the final minutes, Matt Brophy hit a three to make it a two point game; CJ Fears forced a turnover and Honig hit both free throws, to tie the game, on the intentional foul call. Possession went to Greeley and the final inbound play had Matt Townsend set a high pick, Austen Vernon dribble in to draw the defender and then hit Honig, who was open in the corner. With one second remaining, Honig launched a perfect three point shot to seal the deal.
The instant, post-game celebration spilled on to the court as the Greeley fans expressed their enthusiasm and respect for the determination and teamwork demonstrated by the young Greeley team.
Click on the video highlights to catch the excitement of the final play.
The final game of the Greeley Sports Boosters Holiday Tournament will be played on Sat. January 12, 2008, due to weather-related schedule changes.
Steve Neff dropped three consecutive three pointers in the third quarter to keep Greeley JV in the game against Brewster, but the Bears kept up the high pressure defense and won in the end. Billy Sadik-Khan was strong with both an inside game and from the perimeter. Richie Giner made his free throws and Mitch Rubin forced turn-overs, but Brewster proved to have the final say.
Check out the video highlights for JV team work, great passing and points by Billy (BSK).