By Danny Emerman (Sports Correspondent). The coaches breathed sighs of relief in the Athletic Director’s office after the game. The 73-55 win over Attleboro reminded everyone that this team knows how to shoot from the outside.
By pouring in 12 three-pointers as a team, the Sharon Eagles defeated Attleboro 73-55 in the Sharon High gym. Sophomore Jimmy Fitzhenry led the team with a career-high 20 points.
“It was all focus before the game,” Fitzhenry said. “I tuned in early, got a lot of playing time, and made sure I was being beneficial when I was on the court.”
“I just got my shot going early and I went to the rack when the opportunity presented itself,” Fitzhenry added.
Senior Matthew Lowerre also shouldered the load for Sharon as he came out of his shooting slump. He hit 5 three-pointers en route to 17 points and says that patience was key in getting back into rhythm.
“I think it was just staying patient. Keep taking shots, trying to stay confident. And just keep shooting when shots were available,” the senior forward said.
Coach Ferguson says that pounding the ball inside early creates open shots on the perimeter.
“When we get the ball inside first and Peter [Banks] can get going early and then move out from there, that’s going to make our offense more balanced and make us tougher to guard,” Ferguson said.
Banks recorded 8 points in the game, all coming in the first half. His presence was felt on the defensive end as he wreaked havoc in the back line of the press.
The Eagles remain in second place in the Davenport division with a 6-4 record. They have won three of their last four games and travel to Stoughton this Friday.