January 17, 2014


Trojans fall to J-D

DEWITT — The score was not indicative of the effort by Homer Central boys Thursday night.
The Trojans put forth a good effort, but tagaionsy a more taletned team as Jamesville-DeWitt rolled to an 87-54 OHSL Freedom National Division basketball victory. The Red Rams improved to 5-1 in the division, 7-1 overall. Homer fell to 1-5, 4-6 with the loss.
“The guys played pretty well tonight,” Homer coach Sean Malone said. “I know the score doesn’t reflect it, but we played as a team which is something we hadn’t done in a few games. We missed close to 10-12 lay-ups and J-D couldn’t miss from 3-point range making 10 in the game. We have a tough stretch ahead, but the team is staying positive.”
Homer did play alright in the first half trailing 14-8 after one quarter and 33-23 by halftime. The second half was a different story as the Red Rams sealed the game with a 29-14 third quarter before adding 25 more points in the fourth quarter to the Trojans’ 17.
Jafar Kinsey led J-D with 20 points. David Antosh added 15 points on five 3-pointers while Dominick DeRegis netted 14 points with the help of four treys. Adrian Autry was the fourth Red Ram in double figures with 11 points.
Bradley Sovocool paced the Homer attack with 10 points. Igor Sokolik and Nick Holcomb added eight points each.
HOMER JVs struggled offensively against a talented Jamesville-DeWitt JV team and lost by a 66-29 count..
“They were very quick compared to our athletes, “ Homer coach Jeff Tabel said. “We didn’t match up well against them at all.”
J-D jumped out to a 22-4 lead in the first quarter and cruised to the victory.
Rahmell Smith led the Red Rams with 14 points. Also reaching double figures were Matthew Carlin (12), Mika Adams-Woods (11) and James Boeheim (10).
James Denkenberger topped the Homer scoring list with eight points. Ryan Wainwright added five points.
Homer will return to OHSL Freedom Division action tonight. The Trojans will travel to Bishop Ludden with the JVs tipping off at 6 p.m.


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