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January 31, 2013

Jacks double up Ken East


Tonawanda News — Mountain said his team played with energy but didn't play smart in the first half.

"Once we started taking bad shots, even when they go in, as a coach you get concerned," he said. "Especially if a couple go in early because then they think they can continue to take bad shots, and sooner or later the percentages take over. ... I thought the effort was there but it's a different mindset that effects your continuity. I think our players thought they can come out and attack and we're not built that way."

The Jacks received big contributions from their bench. Senior Kyle Martinez drained two 3-pointers in the final minute and Mountain said every player is working hard in practice so they'll be ready when their number is called.

"We want everybody coming off the bench and contributing in some way, whatever their strengths are that's what they're out there to bring," he said. "That's evident in Kyle Martinez. He's our 13th guy in off the bench and he came out and went 2 for 2 from 3-point land. That's another weapon that's focused daily in practice waiting for his time to come. He doesn't accept his role, he embraces it."

Ian Gilhousen finished with a game-high 13 points, Nehemiah Stone scored eight and Joe Piotrowski had seven points and six assists.

Contact sports editor Matt Parrino at 693-1000 ext. 4117 and find Tonawanda News sports on Twitter @tonanewssports.

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