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Ansonia sophomore Hunter Muir and Bradford junior Andy Branson battles for a rebound
as Parker Smith (3) looks on. In a lopsided affair, Ansonia dismantled Bradford 69-30 at
The Depot in Bradford. CNO Photo by George Starks
 
Ansonia rolls over Bradford in road win
Tigers drop 11 bombs in victory
By George Starks

BRADFORD- Ansonia put on another three point shooting clinic Friday but this time it was in a winning effort.

On Tuesday, the Tigers dropped 11 Trey's on Franklin Monroe in a 63-50 loss at The Tigers Den in Ansonia.

Ansonia dropped 11 on Bradford Friday in Cross County Conference action at The Depot, 69-30.

"That's kinda been the norm for us this year," said Ansonia coach Chad Cramer. "We shot the ball exceptionally well Tuesday night against Franklin Monroe but I liked our threes tonight better than I did against FM. Guys hit the lane and kicked the ball out getting a wide open shot. That's an easier shot to make that the ones we were taking against the Jets. I'm really proud of the way the guys came out and played. We fixed some things from Tuesday and they showed some real maturity tonight."

It was a night when the Tigers controlled virtually every aspect of the game and it started with rebounding.

Ansonia pulled down 43 boards, 13 off the offensive glass.

Bradford could only manage 19 total rebounds with four corners!ING in the offensive variety.

"If we can get stops on defense and get rebounds, that's a big part of our offense," said Cramer. "We like to get out and go and you can't do that if you don't get rebounds. Our defense did a great job forcing turnovers and getting points in transition."

It didn't take Ansonia long to establish dominance over Bradford.

Ansonia jumped out to the early 5-0 lead within the opening 60 seconds of play and by the end of the opening eight minutes, the Tigers were in command, 20-7.

At the intermission, it was all but over as Ansonia led 39-14.

"We had a heart to heart talk," said Bradford coach Mackenzie Perry. "Ansonia did a great job of executing their offense. We didn't defend the three at all. We came out flat and that's my fault. We're supposed to come out prepared and we weren't. I think it's time for a gut check. We have some time to think about what we want to do with the season. We're missing Dialaquan (Millhouse (junior) who's out for the season with a torn MCL. He's a guard that can score and he's usually good for 15-20 points a game."

Now 5-2 on the season the Tigers will host ft. Recovery Friday while Bradford will host Marion Local looking for its first win on Friday.


 
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