West Haven had the 3 going early and often running out to a 42-27 halftime lead. With contributions from Marquel Bookert (15pts, 12 in the 1st half), and Toma Brown (13pts, all in the 1st half), the Westies 10 of 17 from 3 point range that powered a 26-14 2nd qtr en route to what most believed would be a blowout first game.
However, the Cheshire Rams led by Matt Rosadino and Aidan Godfrey(13 pts each) , were able to weather the storm and stay together to execute team basketball. The plan worked, as Cheshire took advantage of West Haven's cold spell and grind back into cutting the a deficit that was many as 16 down to a singe point.
Looking to stem the tide, West Haven turned to "Hummel Hot Dog Player of the Game" Josiah Steinman to carry them home. Steinman (15 pts), held to one point in the first half due to foul trouble, put the team on his back and scored 14 of his 15 points in the 2nd half, including 12 in the 4th qtr! His clutch scoring late in the game help West Haven secure 70-64 victory for their 1st win of the season!
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