HIGGINSVILLE — The Windsor Greyhounds lost 61-27 in the championship game of the Higginsville Tournament on Saturday.
Facing a Huskers defense which blocked multiple shots and came up with multiple steals leading to fast break points, the Greyhounds scored six points in the first quarter. Higginsville went on an early 11-0 run and led 19-6 after one.
“They’re all athletic and active, a very good team,” said Windsor coach Brent Behler. “I thought early on, our first two possessions we worked it around really well, were patient, worked 40 seconds off. After that we kind of forced, didn’t make any shots. If you don’t make any shots, you’re not going to help yourself out.”
Higginsville’s defense was able to limit Trenton Johnson most of the way. The Greyhound guard was held to a free throw in the first quarter and a jumper in the second. He finished with seven points.
In the second quarter, Higginsville scored on its first four possessions and benefited from the low-post play of Evan Dyer and Tucker Wegener, getting 14 points in the paint in the second quarter alone to lead 39-17 at halftime. Wegener led the Huskers with 18 points.Dyer added 14. Mason Haynes scored 10.
Higginsville then scored on seven of its first nine possessions of the third quarter, including a 10-point outburst in four possessions from Wegener.
Though the tournament championship game did not go their way, the Greyhounds still leave Higginsville with wins over a pair of solid teams in Oak Grove and Richmond.
“That’s a lot of confidence,” Behler said. “I know we didn’t play well (Saturday). We dropped a lot of passes, batted a lot of rebounds to them, but we took second place. … I’m proud of our effort. I think we played really hard, played great the first two games.”
Windsor (4-3) will face Drexel on Tuesday.