Tonawanda News


February 12, 2013

NT falls to Lew-Port on senior night


Tonawanda News — Gilhouosen, who finished with 11 points and six rebounds, was noticeably frustrated as the game progressed and became more physical. He was called for a technical foul at the start of the fourth quarter, but the Jacks seemed to respond once again when Woodard grabbed a missed free throw and put it back in.

Mountain said Lew-Port's ability to make shots was a big difference in the game, and that was true in the fourth quarter, where the Lancers outscored the Jacks 18-15.

Bradshaw was pleased with Lew-Port's resiliency, especially late in the game.

"In the past, teams were getting momentum on us and we would kind of fold; this time we answered them," he said. "Every time they punched us we punched back. That's what I was most impressed by, this was just a great win for us. The best win of the year for us."

Lew-Port's Nick Mansour finished with a game-high 17 points and made most of his free throws down the stretch to help his team hold off the Jacks.

Mountain said that, knowing the Jacks would be without Stone, he wanted to replace his point guard's energy with his team's depth. Ten NT players recorded a point and Mountain said his reserves played well and gave some great minutes.

"They put us in position to win," he said. "We coach every kid. We want guys tapping the foot and if they get four or five seconds on the court it's special to them. It really breeds team unity. It's real easy to get together and say 'team' during a loss but now is the time where team is really important."

Next up for NT is Grand Island on Wednesday night and it will be the Vikings' senior night. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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

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