continued Still, Taylor helped keep the game close early on, scoring nine first-quarter points as Henninger took a 19-14 lead. But he wouldn’t score again until his team was down 46-28 halfway through the third period.
“We didn't get back to him (Caleb) enough,” Jacob said. “Their guards did a little better job on our entry, which made it a little more difficult to get the ball to Caleb.”
Beyond the size advantage, the biggest difference came from the teams’ benches. Justin McGann and Chris Hicks came in and contributed seven points each as reserves for Henninger. The whole bench gave 20 points to the winning effort, while the Liverpool bench was held scoreless.
“I trust them,” said Saroney. “We had foul trouble and we got through it. The bench stepped up and performed in spots and that doesn't surprise me."
Oyola had solid contributions in his return, managing 12 points, the same number as Jeff Edwards, while point guard Mike Russo had eight points.
The Warriors close out the regular season at Auburn on Friday and at home against F-M next Tuesday. Heading into the postseason undersized, Jacob stressed the need to for his team to tighten up its rebounding if they want to make a run deep sectional tournament run.