More stats on Prospect's semifinal win
It'll take more than just one story to break down how the Prospect Mountain boys basketball team knocked off Conant on Tuesday night.
For the game recap, pick up Wednesday's issue of The Citizen. Here are some stats that didn't make it into the story:
- Conant's 34 points Tuesday was the fewest points the Orioles have scored all season — by a wide margin. Conant lost to Brattleboro (Vt.), 51-44, on Jan. 16. That was the only game this season — before the semifinal loss — that Conant was held to less than 50 points.
- Prospect's biggest lead of the game was nine points, which was the 43-34 final score. Conant's biggest lead of the game was 10. That came with 3:14 to go in the second quarter.
- Prospect's Logan Roberts, Austin Perrin and Jay Mousseau combined for more rebounds (28) than the entire Conant team (27).
- Seven of Roberts' 10 rebounds were offensive. Mousseau added six offensive boards (the team had 18 total).
- Conant opened the game with back-to-back 3-pointers from Devin Springfield. But from there on out, the Orioles shot 1-of-18 from behind the arc.
- Conant committed 21 fouls, while Prospect had just six. Conant's Steven Hodgson fouled out, while Jake Carlson and Eli Hodgson each finished with four fouls.
- Prospect used seven players Tuesday night, which was up from six in its quarterfinal game against Campbell on Saturday. Ethan Henderson (one point) was on the court for six minutes Tuesday, while Zach Robertson spelled the team's big men for five minutes.
- Prospect held Conant to 11 points in the second half.
- While Conant lost the game, it did win the turnover battle. Prospect finished with 18 turnovers and Conant had 11. But it wasn't Conant's press that did the job: the T'wolves had little trouble breaking the Orioles' press all night.
- This is Tom Bourdeau's first year as Prospect's head coach. Not a bad way to start your head-coaching career at a school.
- Mousseau was the only player not to take a break Tuesday. He played all 32 minutes. Zach Drouin played 31 for Prospect, while Perrin finished with 30. Springfield played a team-high 31 minutes for Conant.
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