Hoosac boys hoops flat in loss to Amherst; 'Canes coach unhappy with timing of game


CHESHIRE -- Few things went well for Hoosac Valley's boys basketball team Saturday in a loss to Amherst, and that has Hurricanes coach Bill Robinson a little miffed.

Not necessarily at his players, mind you -- but at the schedule.

"We were missing layups, free throws and everything under the sun," Robinson said after the 62-46 home loss. "We just didn't have our legs under us today."

Playing a day game after a Friday night win over rival Drury, the Hurricanes (8-2) trailed 24-18 at the half to their Division I foes, and couldn't recover. Matt Braman led Hoosac with 13 points, while Sean Ryan-Kut scored 11 more.

Four Amherst players, though, scored in double figures, led by Devonte McCall's 16 points.

"We got home last night, it was 10:00," Robinson said. "We have a game at 1 p.m., a matinee.

"We have a tough time competing with D-I schools on a good day, never mind after playing your rival the night before."


Amherst 62, Hoosac Valley 46

AMHERST boys (62)

Jamie Carey 3-3-10, Cook 4-0-9, Isaac Siegel 5-0-12, Jackson 4-1-10, Ford 0-1-1, Maugels 1-0-2, Snyder-Fair 1-0-2, Devonte McCall 6-4-16. Totals 24-9-62.


Koperniak 2-0-4, Ryan-Kut 3-5-11, Sistrunk 1-1-3, Matt Braman 5-3-13, Tomkowicz 2-0-4, Hill 0-0-0, Alibozek 2-2-6, Barrow 0-0-0, Jameson Coughlan 2-1-5. Totals 17-12-46

Amherst 12 12 24 14--62

Hoosac 9 9 17 11--46

3-point goals: Amherst 5 (Siegel 2, Carey 1, Cook 1, Jackson 1), Hoosac 0.


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