BROADALBIN - Feeding off a strong defensive performance, the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots delivered 16 3-pointers in a dominating 82-31 rout of South Glens Falls Friday night in Foothills Council boys basketball action at Broadalbin-Perth High School.
"We were looking for deflections and steals tonight and we got them," Broadalbin-Perth coach Tucker Gifford said. "It just got our overall intensity flowing. Once we started moving the ball and making the extra pass the guys got hot and we shot the ball very well tonight. When they packed it in on us and we just stepped back and made some shots."
Feeding off turnovers from an active zone press, the Patriots quickly built a solid lead with Andre Taylor connecting for 11 of B-P's 20 first-quarter points.
Broadalbin-Perth’s Colby Hartz (10) goes up for a shot and draws a foul from South Glens Falls’ Dean Kohanek (25) during Friday’s Foothills Council game at Broadalbin-Perth High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)
Broadalbin-Perth kept the flow of the game going in its favor in the second quarter, again using the zone press to feed its offense. Ryan Dingman hit three of the Patriots four 3-pointers in the period to help extend their lead to 40-15 at the break.
The Patriots continued to find the open man, often on the outside of the 3-point arc, throughout the second half. Running the time down on the shot clock, Broadalbin-Perth hit 10 attempts from behind the arc, while finishing off six field goals and no free throws in the second half.
Andrew Taylor finished the night with a game-high 24 points and five assists while Ryan Dingman hit five 3-pointers en route to his 18 point performance. Colby Hartz joined them in double-figures with 11 points, including three 3-pointers. Preston Taylor had three 3-pointers and six assists in the game, while Robbie VanBrocklin and Connor Pingitore had one apiece. For the game Broadalbin-Perth out rebound South High 38-16.
Pat Fish and Matt Legac led the Bulldog scorers with six point apiece.
The Patriots (6-4 overall, 3-3 Foothills) will look to run their win streak to four games Tuesday night when they host Hudson Falls.
"We hit a little lull just before the Christmas break and now we are starting to pick it up again and make a run heading into that time of the year," Gifford said. "Hopefully, we can get it going and keep it going into sectionals."
Broadalbin-Perth 82, South Glens Falls 31
South Glens Falls8 7 12 4 - 31
Broadalbin-Perth20 20 20 22 - 82
South Glens Falls
Fish 2-2-6, Touse 1-3-5, Ramsey 1-2-4, Anastasia 1-0-2, Legac 3-0-6, Lane 1-0-2, Lajeunesse 1-0-3, Greenlaw 1-1-3. Totals: 11-8-31.
Coveney 2-0-4, VanBrocklin 1-0-3, A. Taylor 9-3-24, P. Taylor 3-0-9, Hartz 4-0-11, Dingman 6-1-18, Newfrock 1-0-2, Natoli 3-0-6, Pingitore 2-0-5. Totals: 31-4-82.
3-point goals: Broadalbin-Perth 16 (Dingman 5, Hartz 3, P. Taylor 3, A. Taylor 3, VanBrocklin, Pingitore); South Glens Falls 1 (Lajeunesse).