Stacy, Williston top Hawthorne
Published: Friday, January 14, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 14, 2005 at 12:34 a.m.
Since before the basketball season began there have been rumors floating around Williston about "the new kid". A transfer from Japan who had a silky-smooth game and would be among the area's top players.
Ineligible until last Tuesday due to his transcripts from overseas, Corey Stacy finally showed everyone what all the commotion was about.
The senior led the Red Devils to a convincing 75-57 win over Hawthorne, torching the Hornets for 23 points. Stacy's presence was felt all over the court as he led Williston with 8 rebounds, to go along with 5 assists, 5 steals and 3 blocks.
He teamed with senior point guard Dakota King, who had 13 points, to dominate the Hornets on the full court press, causing 9 first-quarter turnovers that led to 12 Red Devil points.
"They struggled with our press, and we forced them to do what we wanted," said Williston coach Dave Kaufman. "We played the angles and got into the transition game that we like."
The Hornets appeared to be on the comeback trail in the third quarter, outscoring Williston 20-14, but Kaufman went back to the press and Williston (7-6) coasted from there.
Stacy consistently penetrated the Hornets defense creating easy buckets for himself as well as his teammates.
"It feels good to finally get into the rhythm of the game on the court," Stacy said. "I was more patient tonight and we played well as a team."
Aaron Ellison led Hawthorne (3-9) with 24 points.
Williston will host Chiefland tonight.
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