Tri-Village a perfect 10-0 with win over Ansonia

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Braden Keating drains one of his seven 3-pointers to lead Tri-Village and all scorers in Patriots win over Ansonia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

NEW MADISON – The Tri-Village Patriots stayed perfect overall on the season and WOAC play with an impressive 75-38 win over the visiting Ansonia Tigers.

Trey Sagester scores for Tri-Village in WOAC win over Ansonia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We have guys continue to get better,” said Tri-Village coach, Josh Sagester. “We’re playing a freshman and three sophomores along with four seniors. Overall we’re very happy – we’re pleased to be 10-0.”

Ansonia’s Jacob Creager puts up a jumper for the Tigers in game with Tri-Village. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Ansonia got on the board first to lead 2-0 at 6:22 in the first quarter and held an 8-6 advantage at the halfway mark of the opening period before the Patriots battled back to use a 15-2 scoring run to lead 21-10 after one complete on the scoring of sophomore Trey Sagester’s 11 points including a 3-pointer and 4-4 at the line.

“I’m proud of our effort,” said Ansonia coach, Tony Overton. “We executed some things on defense and made them difficult but they just wore us out.”

Tanner Printz scores for Patriots in conference win over Ansonia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“If we only played 16 minutes our record would be a lot better,’ Overton added. “Tri-Village is where we want to be, where we aspire to be.”

Period No. 2 had Tri-Village extend its lead to 20 points, 39-19 with one minute remaining in the second quarter before the teams headed to the break with the Patriots up 41-21. Braden Keating drilled three 3-pointers to pace Tri-Village with nine second-quarter points. Matt Barga led Ansonia with five points in the second including his second triple of the night.

Tri-Village pushed its lead to 50-21 early in the third with Ansonia making a short 6-4 run for a 54-27 Patriots lead before closing out the period with Tri-Village holding a 59-31 advantage. Keating drained his fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh 3-pointers of the night to go along with a two-point basket scoring 14 of the Patriots’ 18 third-quarter points.

“Trey (Sagester) got us going the first half – offensively, kind of a tale of two halves,” Sagester noted. “Braden Keating shot extremely well in the second half for us and that’s the beauty of this team.”

Landyn Bowman scores for Ansonia in WOAC matchup with Tri-Village. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We have multiple guys who can get 20 on any given night and fortunately we were able to get two guys with 20,” added Coach Sagester. “We know Tanner Printz is very capable so we have a three-headed monster with some other guys chipping in.”

Matt Barga scores for Ansonia in Tigers road game at Tri-Village. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“They have three very good shooters and hats off to Coach Sagester,” said Ansonia coach, Tony Overton.     “We know what he’s going to do, everybody in the league knows what he’s going to do.”

The Patriots put a running clock in play at the 4:49 mark in the fourth taking a 69-34 lead in earning the WOAC win with a 16-7 fourth-quarter score.

“I keep pointing out to the boys what the differences are on being a successful program like Tri-Village,” said Coach Overton. “We run out of gas and they don’t. Their confidence is there because they’ve done it. We’re getting better, we have 12 games left so we’re going to keep going.”

Keating led Tri-Village and all scorers with a game-high 27 points and Sagester added 21 points for the Patriots.

BOXSCORE:

TRI-VILLAGE – B. Keating 27, T. Sagester 21, T. Printz 8, N. Finkbine 6, D. Black 6, K. Hollinger 4, R. Wehr 3 – TOTALS 18 15-18 8 75

ANSONIA – J. Creager 9, M. Barga 8, L. Bowman 8, E. Reichert 4 T. Hemmerich 4, L. Bowman 3, B. Lehman 2 – TOTALS 10 6-10 4 TOTALS 38

3-POINTERS

Tri-Village 8 (B. Keating 7, T. Sagester 1)

Ansonia 4 (M. Barga 2, L. Bowman 2)

SCORE by QUARTERS

21-20-18-16 75 Tri-Village

10-11-10-07 38 Ansonia