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MANOR'S SCOTT DENMAN blinks his eyes and SW/DV’s Dan Steele (22) keeps his balance on one leg as a rebound eludes both players in Friday’s game. The ball ended up in the hands of Manor’s Jason Will, who is just out of the frame. Watching the play are Manor’s Jason Kean and Ryan Carlson (20) and SW/DV’s Terrance Fink (21).

Long Range Shooting
Lifts DV Over Manor

By Rob Potter
LIVINGSTON MANOR —January 16, 2001 - The final couple of minutes in the third quarter of Friday night’s Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) Division V boys’ basketball game between Sullivan West/Delaware Valley and Livingston Manor looked like a three-point shot contest.
With 2:20 left in the period, SW/DV’s Bill Reichmann hit a shot from beyond the arc to give the Eagles a 33-27 lead. A little over a minute later, teammate Matt Karkos swished a three-point bomb to boost the Eagle advantage to 38-29.
Manor’s Jason Kean converted a three ball with 25 seconds left to cut the SW/DV lead to 40-32. But Karkos answered Kean’s three pointer ten seconds later to give the Eagles a double-digit (43-32) advantage heading into the game’s final eight minutes.
Long-range shooting was one of the reasons visiting SW/DV (3–7, 1–1 Division V) was able to pull away from Manor (2–10, 0–3 Division V) for a 57-39 win.
Manor held a 17-13 lead at the end of the first quarter and a two-point advantage at the half, but SW/DV’s all-around play allowed the Eagles to grab the lead and maintain it throughout the second half.
“Their rebounding killed us,” Manor coach Chris Hubert said of the Eagles, who happen to be coached by his father, John Hubert. “And their man-to-man defense hurt us as well.“
From the second quarter on, the
Eagles employed an aggressive man-to-man defense which slowed down the Manor offense. The Wildcats scored 17 points against the Eagles’ zone defense in the first eight minutes, but could only manage 22 points over the remaining three periods.
“Switching defenses helped and in the second half we started to rebound pretty good,” SW/DV coach John Hubert said. “And we shot well in the third quarter. But defense and rebounding were the keys.”
In addition to the aforementioned pair of three-point bombs he netted, Karkos scored eight additional points to finished the game with a team-best 14. Teammates Bill Reichmann and Dan Steele each added 11 points. Nine of Reichmann’s points came from a trio of successful three-point shots.
The Manor offense was paced by Ryan Carlson (14 points), Kean (10 points) and Brian Will (seven points). Carlson, Kean and Will each swished a pair of three-pointers in the contest.
“I can’t fault our effort tonight,” Chris Hubert commented. “Our guys fought hard the whole game. We didn’t give up.”

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