Corry’s road warriors will have the home court tonight for a big Region 6 showdown as the Beavers take on defending champion Titusville.
The Rockets are 8-1 coming off a solid 63-50 win over General McLane. Titusville senior Guy Anthony became the ninth Rocket to reach 1,000 points in his career. He had 18 points against GM, Elijah Perez with 13 and Laird Stover with 12 off the bench.
“Titusville has another great team this year, after losing the majority of their starting lineup a year ago,” said Corry coach Tyler Bailey, anxious for the showdown. “Guy Anthony is the motor to their team, he is averaging 22 points per game. He is their center, who is a workhorse.
“He is very active and a great rebounder,” he noted. “He can go inside and out which makes him hard to guard.
“Their guard play is good, but they are not as experienced at that position from a year ago,” Bailey claimed.
What are the keys to winning?
“The key to winning is to limit Guy Anthony,” Bailey stated. “We need to make sure he is not out working us in the paint. A positive for us is that our guard play is very strong and we hope that we can make it tough on their guards.
How big is playing at home?
“It's more like how big winning is at home in our region,” Bailey admitted. “We have to protect our home court. We have had our first three region games on the road and came out with wins, which is huge.
“I do not know that this is the biggest game of my five-year career, as all region games are very difficult,” he claimed. “I hope that we have bigger games in the future. As far as knocking off the only other undefeated team in our region, I think this is a big game. We need to come to play.
“This is the biggest region game we have played this season thus far, and we want as many fans to come out and support the team,” said Bailey. “We are going to have a ‘white-out’ and want to encourage everyone who attends to wear white for this event.”
This is the first game of another busy week for the Beavers. Corry (7-2) hosts Maplewood (3-7) in a nonregion contest on Wednesday and then Friday travels to Harbor Creek. The Huskies are 5-4 overall after losing at Warren 42-36 this past Friday.
Harbor Creek plays at General McLane tonight whiel Warren is at Oil City.