The Bordentown Scotties rolled the Pirates on Friday night to open the boy’s basketball season by a score of 81-43 in the new gymnasium.
“It definitely showed tonight, the nervousness,” head coach Mike Fries said. “We can’t use this as an excuse anymore, that we’re young or too small. We are who we are and we just have to play better.”
Bordentown (1-0, 1-0 Patriot) came out firing to open the game and never looked back, building a 45-19 lead by halftime.
Cinnaminson (0-1, 0-1 Patriot) trailed 19-12 after the first, but the Scotties speed and defense kept the Pirates at bay the entire night.
The Pirates struggled with turnovers and fouls from the gitgo and never recovered.
Conor Bresnahan led Cinnaminson with 18 points, nine from beyond the arc.
No other Pirate was in double digits. Gunner Peterson finished with eight and John Meekins had six.
The Pirates shot just 1-for-9 from the charity stripe.
Cinnaminson played much better in the second half, moving the ball around better and limiting turnovers.
“We moved the ball better and made better decisions with the ball,” Fries said. “We just have to take this one and forget about it. We learn from our mistakes and move on.”
Bordentown had four players in double figures led by Darnill Brown’s 22.
Jacquey Mendez finished with 21, while Manny Ansong and Jaedan Sheehan each had 11.
The Scotties shot 15-of-19 from the free throw line and connected on four long-range shots.
“We left it all out there in the second half,” Fries said. “We kept playing hard and that’s all I could ask from them. We don’t quit. We kept playing hard and kept fighting. We just have to try to get better.”
Cinnaminson returns to the court on Monday, December 19 at 5:15pm against Pennsauken Tech at home.
Conor Bresnahan – 18
Gunner Peterson – 8
John Meekins – 6
Justin Dever – 3
JP Rickus – 3
Craig Turner – 3
Andrew Tate – 2
Darnill Brown – 22
Jacquey Mendez – 21
Manny Ansong – 11
Jaedan Sheehan – 11
Roshon Van Kline – 5
Jordan Martin – 4
Chris Harvey – 3
Eric Price – 2
Amani Harris-Morales – 2
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