Tornado boys advance to STAC finals with a chance to 3-peat

BINGHAMTON– The Norwich boys were in full force both offensively and defensively as they traveled to Binghamton high school to beat the Binghamton Patriots 86-71.

“Once we stopped turning the ball over, we really started pounding the ball inside,” said Norwich boys head coach Brian Collier.

The big guys for Norwich, Jamison Luke and Chris Jeffrey, did just that for The Tornado combining for 20-points. 18 of which Luke picked up with the spare 2-points coming from Jeffrey on the foul line.

“Obviously Jamison had a really good game and Chris played really well, and Carlos had some big shots for us. Once we slowed them down a little and made them play in the half court I think we had a big advantage,” explained Collier.

Norwich would impressively lead The Patriots the entire game, however, only slightly and not counting the brief moment when the game was tied midway through the second half.

Norwich would have 35-29 lead going into the second half of play, partially due to the hot play from senior Carlos Ithier who netted 11, of his team leading 23-points, in the first quarter alone.

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