(Byfield) Governor’s Academy beat the daylights out of Hebron Academy, 85-27, at GA on Friday afternoon in a non-league game.
The Govs (2-2) had way too much firepower on both ends of the court for the visitors from Paris, Maine.
The Lumberjacks (2-2) committed 34 turnovers, many of which led to breakaway layups for the speedy Govs.
On the other end, the Govs had second chance opportunities galore. They ended up with 41 more shots than Hebron did.
The Govs ran points together often. In the first half, Stephen Basden (Lynn MA) got them off to a 7-3 start. The next four minutes GA went on a 12-2 run as James Gomes (South Dennis MA) led with a three and a layup to give GA a 19-5 lead.
Things worsened for Hebron when freshman Kameron Nobles (Roxbury MA) tallied thirteen of GA’s nineteen straight in a run that stretched into the second half. That made it 52-18.
For Hebron, the longer this game went the more they probably wished they’d jumped into the bus at halftime!
With 13 minutes to go, a free throw by Hebron’s Jerimee Moses set the score at 57-25. Jerimee didn’t score again until there was a minute left. In the meantime GA collected an amazing 28 straight. Governor’s coach Mike Williams kept reminding his players to use the clock but he couldn’t slow the barrage much.
Jerimee earned some tight defense with his ability to get to the rim. He ended up with 16 points anyhow.
The Govs had five players in double figures and plenty of playing-time minutes spread around their roster.
GA feasted on the many layups their defense and quickness opened up for them. The long shot wasn’t there (3/17) and their free throw shooting (6/16) could haunt them in a future close game.
Hebron had only three players score. Besides Jerimee’s sixteen, Levi Lincoln had nine, and Christian Gumbs added two.
(I collect my own stats. Take my own pictures. The commentary is my own opinion. Any miscues are unintentional.)