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Wheeler runs out of steam


NORTH STONINGTON — St. Bernard outscored Wheeler High’s boys’ basketball team in the middle two quarters by a combined 16 points Thursday night and defeated the Lions 54-36 in the ECC Small Division opener for both teams.

“We got beat on the both boards big time,” Wheeler coach Neal Cobleigh said. “We had no contact with guys in the paint on rebounds.”

Wheeler led 13-11 at the end of the first quarter, but trailed 27-20 at halftime and 46-26 at the end of three periods.

Both teams were playing on back-to-back nights.

“We had no legs for whatever reason. I think they wanted to try but I don’ think they had anything left in the tank. Probably our conditioning is lacking a little bit at this point. I don’t know what the reason is.”

Cobleigh said the fatigue was a factor in the lack of offensive success.

No one stood out offensively for the Lions. Andrew Swift and Jacob Raggon scored eight points apiece and Mike Dellaporta scored seven.

Wheeler was coming off an 85-60 win against Putnam on Wednesday.

“It was a big step up from Putnam absolutely,” Cobleigh agreed. “Putnam is better than last year. They’re going to make some noise in that division but St. Bernard was able to play 9 or 10 guys without a huge dropoff. We mainly went with six or seven.”

Remy Bonser and Steven Fletcher scored 14 points apiece for the Saints (2-0, 1-0 ECC-Small).

Wheeler’s next game is Monday at home against Parish Hill, 7 p.m.



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