Bulldogs go into Christmas break with 4-1 record in WECSSAA Tier 1

 

Macaul Reiner drives to the basket during first quarter action last Thursday night against Riverside.

Macaul Reiner drives to the basket during first quarter action last Thursday night against Riverside.

By Ron Giofu

 

The General Amherst Bulldogs improved to 4-1 on the WECSSAA Tier 1 basketball season with a 47-30 win over the Riverside Rebels Thursday night.

The game, played at General Amherst, saw the Bulldogs sport healthy leads throughout. The Bulldogs played well, particularly in the first half, and had 19-6 leads and 30-13 leads after the first and second quarters respectively.

Macaul Reiner, who had ten points in the win, said they played really well defensively in the first half, had a solid transition game and ran the floor well. The offense “cooled down” in the second half and he admitted the defense wasn’t as good as it was in the first half.

A serious injury to one of the Riverside players delayed the game for several minutes early in the fourth quarter and Reiner said they didn’t know what exactly occurred. He said they didn’t respond well once play resumed but were able to pull out the win.

“We obviously have good chemistry from last year,” he said of this year’s team.

Many of the starters have returned and he has joined them in the starting lineup after being the sixth man last season.

“We know we have a good bench and we have a good starting lineup,” he said.

Joel Wilson led the Bulldogs with 13 points while Jaber also had ten. Max Reiner had nine points.

It was the second league win of the week for General Amherst, having downed the Kennedy Clippers 69-65 last Tuesday at Kennedy.

The Bulldogs were playing in a tournament over the weekend after this issue of the River Town Times went to press.

The next WECSSAA Tier 1 game is Jan. 7 at home versus Herman starting at 5:30 p.m.

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