Ansonia boys take Route 47 Shootout over Blackhawks

Ansonia Tigers win big over visiting Mississinawa Valley Blackhawks

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Garrett Stammen drains one of his four 3-pointer to lead Ansonia over Mississinawa Valley. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

ANSONIA – The Ansonia Tigers scored 46 first half points to defeat the Mississinawa Valley Blackhawks 74-29 in the annual Route 47 Shootout in non-conference play.

“Ansonia played a great game, they’re playing great basketball right now,” said MV coach, Nick Hamilton. “I take my hat off to them. Tony has them running good.”

Ethan Reichert slams down an Ansonia dunk in the Tigers Route 47 shootout win over Blackhawks. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Mississinawa Valley took an early 4-0 lead before the Tigers battled to a 23-9 lead after one period of play with Trevor Hemmerich accounting for 9-points including a 3-pointer and 2-2 at the line. Garrett Stammen threw down 8-points including two treys and Ethan Reichert added 6-points including 2-2 at the charity stripe.

Drew Anguano scores for MV in the team’s non-conference game at Ansonia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We got down 4-0 and they responded,” said Ansonia coach, Tony Overton. “It’s kind of been our MO.  Once they got the cobwebs out they woke up. That’s kind of what I expected based on our athleticism and our capabilities, what we are capable of. It was refreshing to see the kids put it together.”

Ansonia’s Trevor Hemmerich goes to the free throw line for a score in Route 47 Shootout win over Mississinawa Valley. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Unable to get its game going at either end of the court, Blackhawks coach, Nick Hamilton pulled his entire starting lineup early in the second quarter where they would stay through the remainder of the first half. Ansonia got a quick start with an Ethan Reichert slam dunk and a Stammen triple leading the Tigers to a 23-9 second period sending the teams to the break with the Ansonia leading 46-18.

Blackhawks’ Jocob Loy (3) battles Ansonia’s Garrett Stammen (50) for a rebound in Route 47 Shootout. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“I was hoping to fire them up and get them angry…they would go out and play a little harder and just didn’t happen tonight,” Coach Hamilton stated. “Just wasn’t any energy tonight for some reason.”

Stammen led seven Tigers in the second quarter scoring column with 13-points including his third and fourth triples of the night.

Troy Woodbury goes to the basket for MV in Saturday night road game at Ansonia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Ansonia continued to outpace the visitors in third quarter action taking the period 20-8 pushing its lead to 66-26 with three quarters in the book.

“They were knocking them down, we didn’t come out hot,” Hamilton said. “We didn’t come out with any energy.”

Hemmerich led the Tigers with 8 third quarter points including two 3-pointers, Ian Schmitmeyer 4-points, Jakob Creager canned a trey and Exzaviar Moody and Reichert each hitting a bucket.

With a running clock in play, Ansonia took the final period 8-3 with Matt Barga scoring 5-points including a triple and Landyn Bowman draining a 3-pointer to give the home team a 45-point win.

BOXSCORE:

ANSONIA 74, MISSISSINAWA VALLEY 29

ANSONIA – G. Stammen 22, T. Hemmerich 18, E. Reichert 10, J. Creager 9, M. Barga 5, I. Schmitmeyer 4, E. Moody 4, L. Bowman 4 – TOTALS 18, 8-16 10 74

MISSISSINAWA VALLEY – D. Anguano 9, T. Woodbury 6, J. Loy 4, M. Pisano 3, D.Wehrkamp 3, C. Shimp 2, Wehrkamp 2 – TOTALS 8 7-20 2 29

3-POINTERS

Ansonia 10 (G. Stammen 4, T. Hemmerich 3, J. Creager 1, M. Barga 1, L. Bowman 1)

Mississinawa Valley 2 (Anguano 1, D. Wehrkamp 1)

SCORE by QUARTERS

23-23-20-08 74 Ansonia

09-09-08-03 29 Mississinawa Valley

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