|Arlington too much for Jefferson boys|
|Monday, January 28, 2013 3:36 PM|
ARLINGTON — The Arlington Red Devils used their experienced crew to control Jefferson 55-38 Saturday night in non-league boys cage action in Arlington.
The Red Devils (13-2) were led by Cody Frysinger with 17 and Blase McBride with 11. They finished shooting 50 percent from the floor (20-of-40, including 8-of-17 beyond the arc).
The revamped Wildcats (3-12) had only three players reach the scoring column: freshman Trey Smith with a game-high 23, junior Austin Jettinghoff with eight and senior Zach Ricker seven.
“I’m very pleased with how we played, especially the second half. Our cuts to the basket and execution for an extended time was as good as we’ve had this year,” Jefferson coach Marc Smith began. “We were getting good shots and attacked the basket with two hands; it was a very physical game and that’s what you have to do. We played the game like we needed to play it, how we talk to the kids about every day.”
Jefferson went toe-to-toe with the Red Devils for most of the first period, despite Arlington’s shooting 7-of-14 from the field against the Wildcat 1-2-2 zone. Jefferson could only hit 3-of-11 and turned it over six times (19 for the night) but made up for it by grabbing six offensive rebounds. Ricker (5 points) and Smith (4) accounted for the Wildcats’ nine markers, while Frysinger dropped in eight. Jefferson led 7-3 on a 3-point play by Ricker at 5:04 but the Red Devils responded with a 7-0 spurt behind four from Frysinger to take a 10-7 edge at the 56-second mark. Smith put in a basket in the paint at 43 ticks but then the Red Devils scored six straight — two baskets by Frysinger and then a steal and layin at the horn by Andrew Hunter (6 dimes) — for a 16-9 spread.
Jefferson’s rebuilt lineup — at times using three freshmen — struggled in the second period: thanks to six more miscues, they only managed 1-of-4 fielders, a 5-footer by Smith at 2:45. Arlington cooled off slightly (4-of-9) but steadily built a bigger lead that reached 29-11 on a putback by Frysinger at 1:45.
Jefferson’s offense still couldn’t get untracked against the Red Devil man-to-man defense that extended full-court much of the time. They turned it over five times, thus limiting their field goal tries to seven (2 makes). Smith netted five and Ricker two for the Wildcats but five Red Devils scored at least a point. When Jordan Freed canned a trifecta from the right wing that beat the buzzer, that made for a 42-18 edge.
Jefferson had its best scoring period of the night in the fourth, netting 20 markers — 12 by Smith (2 bombs) and eight by Jettinghoff (2 bombs). After McBride knocked down a triple at the 5-minute mark, giving Arlington a 48-20 edge, the Wildcats staged a rally that whittled the deficit to the final margin in shooting 6-of-10 (4-of-5 behind the arc) to go with all four made free throws.
Overall, Jefferson notched 12-of-32 shots (4-of-11 triples) for 34.4 percent and 10-of-11 singles (90.9%); nabbed 24 caroms, 10 offensive, as Smith and freshman Dalton Hicks (3 assists) had five; and 11 fouls. Jefferson gets back into Northwest Conference action Friday at Spencerville.
“Arlington is an excellent and experienced team; it came down to our freshmen and sophomores versus their juniors and seniors,” Coach Smith added. “We went right at them; we didn’t have any fear of them and that bodes well for the future that we weren’t intimidated at all. We’ll get through this situation and be stronger for it; we’ve built before and we will build again.”
Arlington finished 7-of-9 at the line (77.8%); securing 16 boards (7 offensive) as Frysinger had four; and with nine turnovers and 12 fouls.
In junior varsity action, Arlington routed the Wildcats (2-12) 44-12.
For the Red Devils, Jared Green netted 10.
Leading the Wildcats were Kurt Wollenhaupt and Jordan Herron with three each.
Austin Jettinghoff 2-2-8, Zach Ricker 2-3-7, Josh Teman 0-0-0, Trey Smith 8-5-23, Seth Wollenhaupt 0-0-0, Tyler Mox 0-0-0, Dalton Hicks 0-0-0. Totals 8-4-10/11-38.
Andrew Hunter 3-0-7, Jordan Freed 3-0-8, Blase McBride 3-2-11, Cody Frysinger 8-0-17, Andrew Glick 1-0-2, Zach Metzger 0-0-0, Blake Courtney 0-2-2, Alex Steinman 2-0-5, Jared Green 0-0-0, Mason Wurst 0-1-1, Ryan McDowell 0-2-2. Totals 12-8-7/9-55.
Score by Quarters:
Jefferson 9 2 7 20 - 38
Arlington 16 13 13 13 - 55
Three-point goals: Jefferson, Jettinghoff 2, Smith 2; Arlington, McBride 3, Freed 2, Hunter, Frysinger, Steinman.
Ryan Goergens 0-0-0, Josh Teman 0-1-1, Kurt Wollenhaupt 0-3-3, Alex Neubert 0-0-0, Joe Gorman 0-0-0, Justin Stewart 0-0-0, Zavier Buzard 1-0-2, Jordan Herron 0-3-3, Carter Mox 0-1-1, Tyler Rice 0-2-2. Totals 1-0-10/14-12.
Ryan McDowell 1-2-5, Ridge Babb 4-0-9, Matt Glick 3-2-8, Jared Green 4-1-10, Aaron Starr 2-0-5, Mitch Jolliff 1-0-2, Blake Courtney 0-1-1, Justin Rice 0-0-0, Logan Grieser 2-0-4. Totals 13-4-6/7-44.
Score by Quarters:
Jefferson 2 1 3 6 - 12
Arlington 14 7 10 13 - 44
Three-point goals: Jefferson, none; Arlington, McDowell, Babb, Green, Starr.
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