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The Suburbanite
  • Green continues streak, downs Garfield 70-45

  • Dan Fanelly scored 19 of his 23 points in the first half Tuesday night to give Green (10-0) a commanding lead over Garfield (0-9) that the Bulldogs would not relinquish, convincingly winning 70-45 at home.

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  • Dan Fanelly scored 19 of his 23 points in the first half Tuesday night to give Green (10-0) a commanding lead over Garfield (0-9) that the Bulldogs would not relinquish, convincingly winning 70-45 at home.
    In addition to Fanelly’s contributions, Austin Marciniak was an offensive dynamo for Green, finishing with 19 points. He was effective from mid-range and hit an occasional perimter jumper but really made his impact slashing into the paint, where he rarely came up empty.
    “Austin has really been playing well the last three weeks. He’s really starting to shoot the ball better,” said Green coach Mark Kinsley. “The thing we’re really proud about with Austin is he hasn’t let his shooting affect his play. He’s been rebounding, playing defense and now that his shot’s come back, he’s really playing an all-around game for us.”
    Green applied intense defensive ball pressure and forced the Rams into a number of miscues. Green used the turnovers to rack up points in transition.
    Fanelly made the most of his transition opportunities as he threw down an alleyoop of a fast break that brought the crowd to its feet in the second quarter. Later that quarter, he slammed in a one-handed tip dunk off of a missed shot attempt in transition to prompt a timeout by Garfield and a roar from the crowd.
    Despite the big moments, Green fell victim to turnovers in the first half, which kept Garfield in the game, much to Kinsley’s chagrin.
    “I don’t think we played very smart in the first half. We just turned the ball over too many times,” Kinsley said. “We’re a team that has a number of different guys that can score, we just can’t turn the ball over 10 times. We turned it over twice the second half and scored 42 points.”
    That second half point total is particularly impressive considering the starters didn’t play for much of the fourth quarter.
    Daiquann Clay led the Rams with 11 points.