KEYSER - The Northern Garrett Huskies traveled south to Keyser on Wednesday night and the Golden Tornado put the Huskies down 70-36.
KEYSER - The Northern Garrett Huskies traveled south to Keyser on Wednesday night and the Golden Tornado put the Huskies down 70-36. The key to victory for Keyser was intense defense and sharing the wealth on offense.
Only a few minutes into the contest, it was evident Keyser was the better prepared team as the Golden Tornado jumped out to an early 16-10 lead at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was highlighted by the Keyser defensive effort which prevented the Huskies from getting to the basket.
The Golden Tornado executed on the offensive end by running plays and making crisp passes. At the half Keyser led 33-20 as the Golden Tornado had nine players hit a shot in the first half. In contrast, Northern relied almost solely on #31 Jimmy Spears, as he accounted for 70% of the Huskies 20 total points. At the start of the second half, Keyser made defensive adjustments and prevented Jimmy Spears from hitting another shot. Heading into the fourth quarter, Keyser was in complete control of the game leading 46-31, but that did not stifle the offense as they poured in 24 points from eight different players.
Keyser was led by Cade Staggers who dropped 13 points, 5 boards, and 5 assists. Three other players ended the game in double figures with Andrew Liller scoring 11 points, Cam White contributing 11 points and 5 assists, and Dylan Thorne throwing down 11 points and grabbing 9 rebounds. For Northern Garrett Jimmy Spears had 14 points and Austin Evans contributed 7 points.
Next up for Keyser (9-9) is a home game against Philip Barbour on February 10th.