Saturday, January 24, 2015

Amsterdam's Interior Defense too much for Spartans

QUEENSBURY - Kory Burgh scored a game-high 25 points as the Amsterdam Rams continue to be perfect against the Foothills Council North with Friday night's 77-63 win over the Queensbury Spartans.

The win improved the Rams record to 11-3 overall, 8-1 in the Foothills Council.  Their lone loss to date in the league was against Scotia, The two teams meet again in Scotia next Friday.

Queensbury suffers their second league loss in a row after starting the season 7-0.  The Spartans suffered a 82-48 setback against the Tartans on Tuesday.

Amsterdam took control of the game early, jumping out to a early double-digit lead, by using a full-court press and seizing opportunities inside the arch.  Often times, Queensbury was trying to score 1-on-3 and it led to altered shots, deflected attempts and turnovers as the Spartans tried to kick the ball back out.

And without an established three-point threat, the Rams were able to continue to protect inside the arch as the Spartans had only one long range bucket all game -- 1 from Brett Rodriguez in the first quarter.  The Rams had outside threats, as Kory Bergh and Andrew Druziak established themselves early to be good from behind the arch as the two teamed up for 6 three pointers in the first half.

The Rams did give Queensbury several opportunities to climb back into the game after being down 15 at the half, by getting into foul trouble in the third quarter.  But as the Spartans closed to within 7 points, the Rams pulls away and maintained their defensive presence inside.

Kory Bergh scored 18 of his 25 points in the first half, but was limited in the second half.  All five points he scored in the fourth quarter came at the free throw line.  Andrew Druziak helped with 18 points, and Hector Rodriguez contributed with 13 points.

Keeghan O'Leary led the Queensbury Spartans with 21 points, and Brett Rodriguez added 15 points.

No comments:

Post a Comment