Vincent - Joel Chevalier’s breakaway slam not quite midway through the third quarter following a steal was one of many highlights for host Warren here Tuesday night as the Division II No. 10 Warriors blitzed Alexander, 96-22.
Head coach Blane Maddox’s Warriors, who improved to 7-1 with a game Friday at Cambridge, shot 78.8% (26 of 33) in the first half.In the opening stanza, Warren hit 14 of 20 from the floor, 5 of 7 from deep and held a 33-5 lead. Trent Taylor’s skip pass to Trent Dowler, both of whom had 10 points, resulted in a buzzer-beating 3.
“You know, it was one of those nights where all the shots went in,” admitted coach Maddox, who said of the Warriors’ No. 10 ranking “we’ll see about that. “We’ll take pride in that, but you know it’s early and we got a big, big schedule ahead of us.”
Chevalier’s board and kickout to Brayden Sallee, who finished with 15 points, put Warren ahead for good just 40 ticks in after the trifecta. Kurt Taylor, who had 14 points, a game-high six assists and three steals while also joining Dennis Pettey with six boards, followed with a steal and a short bank shot. Josh Welch, who blocked two shots, then assisted on a Jake Baumgard lay-in.
Landon Hornsby finally got the Spartans (3-5) on the board with a deuce at the 5:39 mark, but the only other bucket for the visitors came with 2:57 to go via a Jeremiah Clark triple.incent