C.B. Aycock knocks off county foe
By Andrew Stevens
Published in Sports on December 2, 2009 1:46 PM
PIKEVILLE -- Rosewood got a healthy dose of the present and the future of Charles B. Aycock's basketball program on Tuesday night.
The Golden Falcons' starters built an early lead and watched as the supporting cast provided 21 points off the bench in 53-34 victory.
Aycock closed the first quarter on a 12-0 run and feasted on Eagles' turnovers to build an 18-6 advantage. The margin swelled to 22-6 early in the second quarter and six straight Golden Falcons' points before halftime had Rosewood buried in a 31-11 hole.
Isaac Ryals led Aycock's first-half scoring with 10 points.
"I thought we really hurt ourselves with turnovers," said Eagles head coach Daniel Mitchell. "By our count we had 19 in the first half. It's tough to win ballgames when you're turning the ball over."
Golden Falcons head coach David West got an extended look at his bench in the second half. Aycock (2-1) finished with 10 different players in the scoring column as six different reserves managed to score.
Backups Kwaisheem Burney, Shepherd Whitfield, Dontay Gills and Antwone Williams each finished with four points.
"We got to find out what some of those kids are capable of," said West. "As soon as we put them in Coach Mitchell put on a full-court press. Our kids executed our press-breaker to a 'T'. We didn't score off of it, but we broke the press.
"It's neat to see the momentum trickling down from our backup guys instead of the other way around."
The Golden Falcons' Brandon Winford led all scorers with 13 points and Rosewood's Will Caughron had 12. The Eagles (2-1) visit Lejeune tonight while Aycock is the guest of Greene Central.
"This was our second time on the court, so we've got to continue to try to improve," said Mitchell. "We've got to learn to take care of the basketball and cut down on our turnovers."