Low shooting rate spoils game for Dukes

Published 9:59 am Saturday, January 10, 2015

Playing at their home court on Wednesday evening, the Windsor High School Dukes had six fewer turnovers than the King William High School Cavaliers. However, the Dukes only managed to get 23 percent of their shots from the field to drop in a VHSL 2A conference 33 basketball loss, 48-39.

The Cavaliers did out-rebound the Dukes 29-23 in the effort — most of them coming on the defensive end, while also shooting 41 percent from the field.

In the first half, the Dukes only mustered 10 total points. The first quarter was a low scoring effort for both squads, with Windsor taking a 6-5 lead into the second. But in that quarter, the Cavaliers earned an edge, holding the Dukes to 4 points while scoring 13. While the Dukes played the Cavaliers tight in the second half, 30-29 favoring King William, much of the damage had already been done in the first half.

For the Dukes, Chris Funai only took five shots, all of them from three-point land, and he made two of them for six points. Malcolm “Woody” Greene led Windsor in scoring with 14, while also earning one block. The Cavaliers’ Gray Shannon led all scorers with 15 points.

The Dukes will play Brunswick High School at home on Monday, Jan. 12.