Runnin Patriots roll to victory

First Posted: 1/23/2009

Staff Report

The Surry Runnin Patriots boys basketball team got a pair of double-doubles from Daniel Sheaffer and Luke Hamilton in an 88-74 win against Asheville Friday night at the Fountain of Life Center.
Hamilton led all scores with 24 points also grabbing 13 rebounds. Sheaffer added 20 points and 12 assists for the winners, now 14-8 overall and 6-3 in the NCHEAC.
Also for Surry, Josh Welch scored 18 points and added nine rebounds, Joe Claffee scored 10 points and Aaron Gibbons added six rebounds.
Josh Welch really got on the offensive boards well for us, Surry Runnin Patriots boys basketball coach Lin Hamilton said. In the first quarter, thats the best weve played. We pushed the ball around well. We got some open looks, drove in and made it to the free throw line. We went 8 for 8 in the first quarter from the free throw line which extended our lead.
With two of his top players in foul trouble in the third quarter (Aaron Gibbons and Luke Hamilton), Surry had to adjust its style of play.
We had to play a zone their in the third quarter to limit our exposure to them (Luke and Aaron).
Surry hosts Union Grove for senior night on Monday.

Asheville 15 23 16 20 74
Surry 32 19 16 21 88

ASHEVILLE Michael Bloom 21, James Marshall 17, Mehl 9, Callahan 7, Hunt 7, Brooks 6, Burleson 5, Meffin 2
SURRY Luke Hamilton 24, Daniel Sheaffer 20, Josh Welch 18, Joe Claffee 10, Rasmussen 8, Gibbons 6, Taylor 2

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