Photo by Keith Stewart
Sullivan’s Ty Molzen (no. 21) shoots over St. Anthony’s Derek Rios Tuesday. Molzen led Sullivan with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
December 3, 2014
Sullivan evens record at 1-1
by Keith Stewart
Managing to hold the St. Anthony Bulldogs to two single-digit scoring quarters Tuesday night, the Sullivan boys’ basketball team came away with a 48-38 victory to improve to 1-1 on the year.
“This is a good basketball team that we just beat, and not a lot of basketball teams are going to beat them on this floor, so I’m proud of them,” said Sullivan head coach Chester Reeder. “Thirty-eight points for them was a testament to how hard we’ve worked on the defensive end.”
Sullivan flitted back and forth between a 1-3-1 zone and their normal man-defense. After the Bulldogs found early success in the paint, Sullivan eventually smothered the lane to force St. Anthony to shoot from outside, where they struggled almost the entire night, shooting 13-of-44 from the field, including 4-of-17 from the arc, three of which baskets came in the second half.
And try as they did, St. Anthony never could get closer than within eight of Sullivan three separate occasions in the second half.
But they, at times, created havoc of their own, when they also switched to a 2-3 zone in the third and fourth quarters, which in turn, helped create Sullivan turnovers.
“We sped up too fast and tried to do things too quick, but I think overall we handled it pretty well. It’s a work in progress for us,” said Reeder. “We were getting whatever we wanted, which is why he went to that zone. Something we have to get better at is our zone offense. We’ll keep working on it.” Read More