Wizards clinical in Goshen win

Washingtonville coach Todd Rose said he could count the number of uncontested Goshen shots on less than one hand after his team’s impressive 63-28 road win over the Gladiators Friday night.

Goshen struggled to break Washingtonville’s 2-2-1 press in the first half. The Wizards made Zack Foley, Goshen’s leading scorer, work on the ball and for his shots. Foley, who entered the game averaging 25.5 points, scored a season-low seven points on 3-of-17 shooting. Goshen did not make a 3-pointer against Washingtonville’s defense.

“We wanted to shade him (Foley) the entire time and we wanted to limit his touches,” Rose said. “We play fire on him and we had a man sagging so if he penetrates the paint we are jumping in. He had to give it up and when he gave it up, we denied him again.”

Washingtonville shot the ball well from 3-point range (10-of-25) and had 17 assists on 25 made shots.

Goshen started five seniors – Gabe Medina, Dylan Raggio, Alex Van Haasler, Shadeed Trujillo and Mason Glenn – but not senior forward Christian Bromfield. Bromfield, who was an efficient player for Goshen in its run to the Section 9 Class A finals last season, played minimal minutes Friday.

The Gladiators with their five starting seniors held a 6-3 lead after Raggio’s second bucket with 5:12 left. Washingtonville scored the next 15 points, eight by senior guard Ryan Johnson including two 3-pointers. Goshen would never get Washingtonville’s lead under single digits again.

Read the game story on Ryan Johnson and Washingtonville’s win here.

Wizards junior forward Kareem Lubin pulled down a team-high 13 rebounds including five on the offensive glass.

Washingtonville improved to 9-4 and has two big OCIAA Division II games left with Burke Catholic on Feb. 9 (home) and Feb. 21 (away).

Goshen fell to 5-10 and needs to win one of its three remaining OCIAA Division III games to qualify for the Section 9 Class A tournament.

Washingtonville 63, Goshen 28
Ryan Johnson 7 0-0 17; Ryan Hendricks 1 2-2 4; Kareem Lubin 1 0-0 2; Ryan Graham 2 0-0 5; Brendan O’Leary 7 0-0 16; Parker Gallacher 2 0-0 4; Quinn Doelger 1 0-0 3; Sean Walters 3 1-2 9; Jack Clark 0 0-0 0; Dillon Sullivan 1 0-0 3; Andrew Fitzpatrick 0 0-0 0; Justin Fowler 0 0-0 0; Justin Higgins 0 0-2 0. Totals 25 3-6 63.

Gabe Medina 0 0-1 0; Dylan Raggion 2 0-0 4; Alex Van Haasler 1 0-0 2; Shadeed Trujillo 0 0-0 0; Mason Glenn 0 0-2 0; Cam Perez 2 0-0 4; Matt Giordano 2 1-2 5; Aaron Wright 3 0-0 6; Christian Bromfield 0 0-0 0; Zack Foley 3 1-3 7. Totals 13 2-8 28.

Washingtonville 18-15-16-14-63
Goshen 8-6-4-10-28

3-pointers: Washingtonville – Johnson 3, O’Leary 2, Walters 2, Graham, Doelger, Sullivan.

VIDEO: Washingtonville senior guard Ryan Johnson

VIDEO: Wizards Starting Five

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