Hot shooting from Garcia in second half lifts Generals
HERKIMER, NY – The Herkimer Generals Men’s Basketball team took care of business in the second half of Wednesday night’s game against the North County Saints at home, thanks to hot shooting from sophomore guard Enson Garcia (Bronx, NY), lifting his team to a 79-64 victory which increased their conference record to 8-1.
Herkimer 15-4 (8-1), who rode a four-game win streak into Wednesdays game, had a nine point lead (34-25) at half. The Saints managed to shoot their way back in the game during the second half with just over 10 minutes left, leading the Generals by one 49-48. That lead increased to two points (52-50) with each team trading leads four times before Garcia hit three consecutive three-point field goals in the matter of a minute to give Herkimer a 62-56 lead. Garcia went on a 11-0 run by himself before Anthony Lanieri Port Jefferson, NY) scored on a Jonathan Feiler (St. James, NY) assist.
The final six minutes saw the Generals outscore the Saints 23-8. In that time, Wendall Williams (Syracuse, NY) had two points, one assist and one block; Jerrell Hunter (Utica, NY) had two points and one rebound; Garcia had 11 points, two rebounds and one assist; Feiler had six points, one rebound and one assist; and Lanieri had two points and one rebound.
Finishing three of the games last four offensive possessions in style was Feiler, dunking it on each one of them, raising the crowd to its feet with a one-handed slam with just over a minute left in regulation.
The Generals next game is this Saturday (1/25) against Hudson Valley. The Vikings will try to beat a team which has only lost one game in the Mountain Valley Conference this season. With a 3 p.m. tip off, Hudson Valley will look to avenge an early 86-70 loss to the Generals back in November.
-Giorgio Varlaro; Athletic Website Manager