ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP —
For Iacofano, Buescher’s bucket was big for a sophomore who was still developing.
“That’s a big play for Zack, he’s only a sophomore, he’s made a leap from freshmen basketball to varsity, he’s played a lot of minutes for us,” he said. “He keeps fighting, we’re on him a lot, we have expectations for him. To see him fight and be physically aggressive and fight for that rebound and go up strong.
“That’s the sign of growth we’re looking for and something we can build on.”
Perry was led in scoring by Illig’s 13 followed by Burdyshaw’s 11, Anthony Keipert with 9 and Ryan Zalatel with 8.
Bowler said with a close loss, his Warriors need to focus on the small things that add up in such games.
“We missed two or three layups, we didn’t shoot good from the foul line so there’s a lot of little things we need to correct,” he said. “Sometimes, we didn’t box out at the foul line, they got the ball back and got another chance. We just gotta do better. We gotta work harder. We gotta eliminate those little silly mistakes we’re making.
“It (the loss) magnifies it to me 100 percent. It really does. At this point in the season, we shouldn’t be doing some of the things we’re doing. I shouldn’t have to holler, ‘box out!’ every time a team takes a shot. These little things, right now, we gotta stop. We’re getting close to tournament time and if we do this in the tournament, it’s gonna be a quick out.”