Dukes basketball starts season 0-2

Published 1:08 pm Tuesday, December 9, 2014

At home on Friday evening, turnovers were the difference as the Windsor Dukes gave the ball up 17 times to the Sussex Central Tigers in a VHSL TriRivers District basketball game. The Tigers bested the Dukes 71-54.

Windsor had the lead going into the half, but sloppy passes led to the loss. Head Coach Brandon Bossick said they need to improve play from the guard position, particularly when it comes to turnovers.

Center Malcolm “Woody” Greene led the way for the Dukes, knocking down 75 percent of his shots from the field and 7-of-13 from the free throw stripe. He had 19 points on the evening.

Guard Chris Funai knocked down 3-of-4 from three-point land on his way to scoring 12 points. Keyshawn Reid shot 100 percent from the field in making 11 points.

On Monday, the team dropped a TriRivers District game on the road at Appomattox Regional Governor’s School 50-48, despite outscoring the Dragons 28-25 in the second half.

Funai led the team in scoring with 19 points. He was 4-of-8 from behind the three-point line. Greene added 8 points.

Windsor only shot 38 percent from the floor, however, in the loss, while allowing ARGS to shoot 45 percent. ARGS made 65 percent of its free throws and Windsor 56 percent.

Windsor will play Southampton today, Dec. 10.