Boys basketball: Second-half defense lifts Bears over Killingly

Boys basketball: Second-half defense lifts Bears over Killingly

The Westerly Sun

DAYVILLE, Conn. — Stonington High increased its defensive pressure in the second half and got past Killingly, 60-53, in an ECC Division II boys basketball game Tuesday.

Junior center Jacob Geary sparked the defense with eight blocked shots.

“I told the guys at halftime the only thing missing was our defensive intensity,” Bears coach John Luzzi said. “We weren’t applying enough ball pressure, but we clamped down in the second half and that basically was the difference.”

Zach Scott had 14 points and seven rebounds, and Lennox Deer had 13 points (three 3-pointers), seven rebounds and five assists to lead Stonington, which trailed 30-28 at halftime.

R.J. Parrilla added 11 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and Geary had nine points and seven boards to go with his eight blocks.

Sean Johndrow scored 15 points for Killingly (8-10, 4-6 Division II).

The Bears (10-9, 7-3) next play at Ledyard on Saturday at 7 p.m.

— Ken Sorensen


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