Windsor basketball held off South Central on Friday, 52-47.
The Devils held a 4-point lead after the 1st, 15-11. They made it a 6-point lead at the break, 26-20. SC matched Windsor in the 3rd and the game was still in the balance in the 4th. SC trimmed the lead with a blow-for-blow contest down the stretch, but fell short of erasing the deficit.
The Blue Devils were out-scored from the floor 39 to 34. The game came down to efficiency at the foul line. Windsor got to the line for 30 shots and made 22 (73%). SC shot just 19 and made just seven (37%) enough to give the Devils the cushion for a win.
Hayden Cole led the way with 18 points, including a trey and 7-of-10 of the free throws. Tristan Warner followed with 17 points and 9-of-14 of the foul shots. Alex Allen ws the third devil in double figures with 13 points, a trey, and 4-of-4 at the stripe.
South Central also had three players in double digits. Langley and Riley had 14, each, while Harmeier had 12, including the only trey.
Windsor 52, South Central 47
Winsor stats: Cole 18 (4-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, 7/10 FTs), Warner 17 (4 FGs, 9/14 FTs), Allen 13 (3-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, 4/4 FTs), Haddock 2 (FG), Peadro 2 (2/2 FTs). Team FGs 16. 3-Pointers 2 (Allen, Cole). Team FTs 22-of-30.
SC stats: Langley 14 (6 FGs, 2/4 FTs), Riley 14 (6 FGs, 2/6 FTs), Harmeier 12 (3-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, 2/5 FTs), Powless 5 (2 FGs, 1/4 FTs), Wilkens 2 (FG). Team FGs 19. 3-Pointers (1 (Harmeier). Team FTs 7-of-19.