Broncos pressure holds down Dukes

Published 9:43 am Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Franklin Broncos turned the ball over more times than the Windsor Dukes on Friday, but they still won the game, 63-48. Despite the turnovers, the difference was on the defensive side of the ball, as the Broncos held the Dukes to 33 percent from the field. Franklin, meanwhile, made 56 percent of their field goals in the 15 point win.

The Broncos made some adjustments from their usual defensive strategy to contest the Dukes, said Head Coach Robby Cutchins.

“Windsor is a well disciplined basketball team,” Cutchins said. “We knew it was going to be difficult to cause them to make mistakes in certain defenses, so we made a few adjustments defensively and applied full court man-to-man pressure.”

Cutchins said his team did a good job contesting passes and jump shots, as well as on the defensive side of the ball, where Franklin pulled down 22 of their rebounds and helped take away second chance opportunities.

Corey Porter led both teams in scoring with 17 points, hitting three shots from beyond the arch. Darrien Duck had 13 points and three assists. Denard Williams had 12 points, six rebounds and three assists. Quinton Lowe led the Broncos in assists with 13.

On the other side of the Court, Chris Funai and Malcom “Woody” Greene led the way with 11 points. Funai did it from beyond the arch, making three of five three-pointers. Greene was three of six from the field and made five of his eight free throws. Quinten Winnegan had 10 points, eight steals and three assists.