In a battle of Cranston East versus Cranston West, the Ozone Boys from the east side beat the west side Shady Dunkers 79-55.
The Ozone Boys were flying all night, led by a well rounded barrage with six guys scoring in double figures. The Ozone Boys seem to be enjoying their time on 8.5 foot rims, as they were going for highlight dunk after highlight dunk all game long. They used their athleticism to get to the rim, and snatch rebounds over the smaller Shady Dunkers. They out rebounded their opponents badly, 41-21 on the night.
The Ozone Boys were full of energy all night, from their play on the court to their crazy bench mob.
Patrick Hogan and Luke Hogan led the charge combining for 30 points, Noah Berg scored 13 points and had 9 rebounds, Jason Larosiliere dropped in 11, and Nelson Diep and Eriq Isom finished with 10 a piece.
After the game Jason Larosiliere said coaches Nate Baldini and Mack Hanley’s plan was to, “come out and play hard, play as a team, and go to the basket strong.”.
That they did as the Ozone Boys only made four three pointers on the night, and spent most offensive possessions using their strength and size to get the ball to the rack.
After the first win of the season it was clear to see a certain swagger and confidence the Ozone Boys had about them, and they let the league know all about it.
“We’re winning it all, that’s it. (laughing).”, Larosiliere said.
Winning it all might be a bit of an overreaction to beating a young Shady Dunkers squad, but I love it nonetheless. If you don’t have faith in yourself, who will?
The Shady Dunkers have had a tough season so far, and find themselves sitting at 0-3 after three weeks of play. Kennsy Marte played well and scored 23 points, as did Caleb Harris who poured in 20, but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Ozone Boys flew away with the big win.