Coatesville Too Much for Henderson, 78-57

Kane, Costello season highs not enough vs. Ches-Mont power

Senior guard Tymeir Miller scored 24 points, including a pair of three-point daggers from downtown, to spark Coatesville to a 79-58 victory over Thursday night at Henderson.  The victory put the Red Raiders in full control of the Ches-Mont National Division with a 7-0 record while Henderson dropped to 5-2 with no reason to believe that any other team can take down the deep and talented team from Coatesville.

In an entertaining confrontation of proud programs that relish the faster-paced game, Henderson was a realistic upset possibility until late in the third quarter behind Declan Kane, P.J. Costello and the McCormick twins.  But Coatesville’s array of offensive skill players combined with Henderson’s foul trouble and health issues led to the lopsided final score.

“They’ve just got too many horses,” marveled Warriors coach Chris Bruno in reference to the visitors’ lineup of eight legitimate scorers.  “Last time (a 19-point loss at Coatesville) we didn’t keep up.  Tonight was one of those old Henderson-Coatesville games.  Both teams showed great heart out there.”

Declan Kane led Henderson with 17 points and P.J. Costello added 13, delighting the home crowd with much-needed, top-shelf performances.  The McCormick twins combined for another 26 but Chas fouled out and Jason missed key minutes with an ankle injury, leaving the Warriors with no margin for error against the tradition-rich visitors.

“David Goodman, P.J. Costello and Declan Kane played some of the best basketball of their lives tonight,” Bruno added.   The Henderson coach, now 10-6 in his first year, was without leading rebounder T.J. White, the football star who was under the weather, so he needed the bigger contributions from that trio.

After Coatesville went out to leads of 10-4 and 21-9 in the first quarter, Costello scored five straight points and then hit a second three to keep the Warriors within 10.  Chas McCormick scored seven straight to bring Henderson within three late in the second and that was the margin at intermission.

In the third period, Kane gave Henderson a 39-38 lead with a jump shot, but Coatesville kept coming behind Dameon Nixon, Emmett Hunt and Leroy Hoggard before the first of Miller’s two key three-pointers pushed the Red Raiders lead to seven.  Miller hit another three at the outset of the fourth quarter to put the visitors up 16 and Henderson came no closer than 15 the rest of the way.

Chas McCormick ended up with 15 points and Goodman collected nine rebounds for the Warriors, who host Bishop Shanahan Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m.  Coatesville, now 13-2, is back in action Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. at Great Valley in a battle of Ches-Mont division leaders. 

In the junior varsity contest, Coatesville emerged victorious behind 15 points from Tyler Burke.  Colin Costello had 12 points, Cameron Naulty added 10 and Mark DiMatteo registered six points and six rebounds for Henderson.

sergei bobrovsky January 20, 2012 at 12:30 PM
sergei bobrovsky January 20, 2012 at 12:32 PM
you don't try and run with Coatesville. You win games like these by making the other team uncomfortable. You switch half court defenses every other time down the floor, their outside shooting is suspect. Very good team but definitely beatable.
Don Jose January 20, 2012 at 12:58 PM
You have to hand it to Coatesville. I have seen them play twice this year and was impressed with them each time. Very good passing and very good shooting. I doubt any Chest Mont team will be able to beat them. But if some team could, as Sergei says, I would sure like to watch that game. It would be some great basketball!.
Jere Kane January 20, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Sergei, Weren't you at the Flyers game? You sure you saw this BBall game? I may have this wrong, but last game we pressed CV and they ran us out of the building. This time we didn't press and ran when we had the opportunity. CV scored the majority of their points from their set offense and offensive boards. You wrote, "Their outside shooting is suspect". Now I really know you weren't at the game. I saw a lot of threes that killed us. I don't know the exact stats but I thought they shot well. Would be great to play them again as that would mean we were playing them in the league final. Beatable? Maybe a little box and one on Miller at times and a little more boxing out on the boards. We were closer and getting better. As John Milton wrote, "When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for." Enjoy the weekend. Thanks Steve and Don. Sergei, stick to the goal.
Don Jose January 20, 2012 at 04:53 PM
I have only watched two football games this season. After reading about the Tim Tebow "miracle" in Denver and seeing the Broncos had won six strait games I watched the seventh game to see one of these "miracles." The Broncos lost. I watched the second playoff game to the Patriots hoping for another "miracle." Broncos lost again! But Tim Tebow did have a good comment after a loss. He said (actually repeated, his was not the original creator of this phrase): "It is not how many times you are knocked down, It is how many times you get up after you are knocked down that counts." Tim Tebow The Warriors will get up and go on to win many other games. And those types of character building experiences may be the greatest value most of the players get out of their days playing high school basketball.
Don Jose January 20, 2012 at 05:00 PM
I meant to type "straight" not "strait." I wasn't talking about the Bosporus! I too have to get up after I am "knocked down" by a stupid error!
Jere Kane January 20, 2012 at 06:34 PM
DJ, From John Milton to Tim Tebow and a little geography class to boot. I am duly educated.
Don Jose January 20, 2012 at 07:21 PM
JK, Educated fine, but are you sufficiently entertained? If not, perhaps Newt Gingrich can provide us with some usable quotes from his response to an "open marriage" question in the last debate. Such as: "I'm appalled . . . " or "The story is false." or "Every person . . . knows personal pain . . ." or "As close to despicable as anything I can imagine." We will just have to find appropriate times to quote Newt.
AugustWest January 21, 2012 at 10:37 PM
To close out the "their outside shooting is suspect." remark, Coatesville made 8 three's from 4 different players, all when the game was still being contested. Hey Sergei, at least check the box score before you give us your wisdom.
Jere Kane January 21, 2012 at 11:40 PM
You tell him AW. At least you played well in goal today Sergei. Stay on the ice.


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