Wamogo demolishes East Windsor in tournament
Wamogo's Garrett Sattazahn makes a pass during a 75-49 win over East Windsor in the second round of the Division V state tournament on Friday. John McKenna photos
A ruthless 75-49 win over East Windsor on Friday has landed Wamogo's red-hot boys basketball team in the Division V state tournament quarterfinals.
The Warriors blitzed the visiting Panthers using a smothering press and crisp execution on offense to earn another home game Saturday at 7 p.m.against Capital Prep, a winner over Old Lyme on Friday.
Wamogo coach Gregg Hunt was pleased with the show his team put on in winning its eighth straight game and improving to 20-4.
"That's the best we've looked at both ends of the floor all season," Hunt said. "I'm really happy with the way the kids played."
The Warriors dominated from the start, leading 17-7 after one quarter and 37-12 at halftime as East Windsor was unable to solve the pressure defense Hunt unleashed. At the offensive end, a focused and patient attack yielded numerous open looks for the Warriors.
A 27-15 third quarter for the Warriors turned the game into a complete rout and anything but what Hunt thought it would be at the start of the night.
"If you had told me we would win by double digits, I would have said no way," Hunt said. "I thought this was one we'd have to grind out."
Garrett Sattazahn led the Warriors with 20 points and 13 assists. Reid Turtoro added 14 points and nine rebounds and Sean Coffey and Ethan Collins each had 11 points and six assists. Wamogo assisted on 31 of its 33 baskets and outrebounded East Windsor 32-19.
Hunt expects a closer game on Saturday night.
"It's huge to be able to play a quarterfinal game in our own gym," he said. "We're playing a good team, but the home-court advantage will be big."
Sean Coffey works inside for a shot.
Reid Turtoro lays up two points.
Ethan Collins played another well-rounded game.
Garrett Sattazahn whips a pass to a cutting teammate.