Stafford boys top Massaponax


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FALMOUTH The Stafford high School boys’ basketball team has a tradition of relying heavily on its three-guard offense.

This year is no exception. In the past four games the Indians have been without junior Kevin Edwards so they have had to make some adjustments.

The adjustments have started to pay dividends as the trio of Steve Miller, Chip Spicer and Jahmil Cobb put the spark back into the Indians and the team responded with a resounding 63-43 win over Massaponax on Thursday.

And once the guards get rolling so does the inside play and bench play at Stafford.

Senior Steve Miller poured in 12 of his 16 points in the first half to get the home team start and Spicer and Cobb were busy rebounding, stealing the ball and dishing assists.

By the half, Stafford led 35-14 and easily cruised to it second straight win.

“I think in the second half against Osbourn the other night we started to come together,” Miller said. “It was a little tough when Kevin Edwards went out with the injury but we have gotten some momentum going and Chip, Jahmil and I are feeding off each other.”

Inside Brian Tyson dropped in 12 points and hauled down six rebounds while Cole Arnett tallied 10 points and pulled down a team-high seven rebounds. Off the bench, the Indians seven-point effort from Josh Summers and Danny Sanders added six points.

According to Chip Spicer the guards set the tone.

“When we start working together the team just picks it up,” Spicer said. “Then we get big minutes from our reserves, it opens up the big men and then when they sag back on the big men we find Steve for the wide open shot. And he can shoot.”

With the win, the Indians improver to 2-3, after dropping their first three games of the season while the Panthers fell to 0-3.

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