"We had to do a better job running the floor," he said.
Alshwan Hymes listened, and the talented sophomore lit the spark in the third quarter with back-to-back 3-pointers. In all, Hymes had eight of his 15 points in a 16-4 run over three minutes that pushed J-D to a 42-26 lead.
"He is showing that he is a great all-around player," said McKenney.
Henninger fought all the way to the end, but never got closer than six points (59-53) again. Ben Bratek and Ed Hughes each got four points off the bench as Greg Stern (eight points) and Sam Cieplicki (six points) announced their presence, too.
Among the stars, the balance was close to perfect. Pascale stood up well in his battles with Cronin and Simmons and matched Hymes with 15 points, while Davis showed his smooth range to produce 14 points.
J-D hopes not to have a letdown Friday night, when it plays Chittenango.