Dukes get vengeance on Dragons in season’s end

Published 12:24 pm Saturday, February 21, 2015

On Tuesday, Feb. 10, the Windsor High School Dukes defeated the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School Dragons 58-50 to end the season on a two-game winning streak, having defeated Arcadia on Feb. 6. However, it wasn’t all good news for Windsor, as the snow and ice covering the ground this week has caused VHSL 2A Conference 33 officials to cancel the tournament.

At 2-16 the Dukes didn’t earn enough power points to make the 2A Eastern Regional Tournament.

Defensively, the Dukes held Appomattox to just six points in the first half. In the second half, the Dragons came flying back, scoring 44 points, but Windsor was still able to hold them off for the win.

Dukes point guard Quinten Winnegan was able to open up the lane, and either make the shot or kick it, while some of the offense was also funneled through Malcom “Woody” Greene. Each player had four assists. Hunter Williams was also able to penetrate, and he picked up five assists for his efforts, leading the team.

In the win, the Dukes forced the Dragons to take a bunch of bad shots, particularly from three, where they only made 6-of-26 attempts. In the lane, Greene and Winnegan each had blocks, as did Troy Bracey.

Greene had a double-double, pulling down 15 rebounds and scoring 11 points, though he left three points on the court by missing free throw opportunities. Winnegan led the team in scoring with 12 points. And Chris Funai was able to get open looks from beyond the arch, hitting three out of six for nine points.

Alonzo Scott led the Dragons in scoring with 19, though he also lost the game for them on the free throw line, missing 12 of his 17 attempts. Dankel Darling, who had 15 points, also struggled from the line, missing five of his nine attempts.