CANTON, Feb. 19 — In the final days of the regular season, the Canton High boys basketball team will be working on more consistent efforts on the offensive side of the ledger, fewer turnovers and picking up some additional rebounds.
Canton (13-6, 11-4 NCCC) will begin play in the NCCC Tournament this weekend after completing the regular season with a game against Somers on Tuesday.
Last week, the Warriors were hurt with some inconsistent play in a 59-51 loss to Avon. But they rebounded with an enjoyable 78-44 victory over East Windsor on Senior Night complete with a slam dunk from Connor Smyth late in the third quarter.
“We came out a little flat,” Deegan said. “It was Senior Night. Everyone wanted it to be perfect. After we settled down, we got a few baskets and got into a flow. The pressure defense was really tough.”
Guard Andrew Crowely scored 25 of his game-high 31 points in the first half. Smyth finished with 17. East Windsor (2-16) had an early 7-2 lead but Canton went on a 16-5 run to take command of the game. An additional 21-5 surge made the game a blowout.
Canton has scored 78 or more points four times this season. And the victory over East Windsor was Canton’s seventh win in its last nine games.
Crowley, Smyth, Matt Setzler and James Rosshirt were honored in pre-game ceremonies with their parents. Against Avon, Crowley had 17 points and Smyth had 16.