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January 29, 2013

Shade rolls past Windber

WINDBER — Shade’s Wade Walker was unhappy with the way he played on Monday so the senior forward elevated his game on Tuesday.

Walker finished with a game-high 38 points - as many as the entire Windber squad scored – and 20 rebounds, as the Panthers raised their record to 16-1, defeating the host Ramblers

64-38 in a WestPAC non-section game.

“Wade was a monster. You could just tell that we did not have an answer for Wade tonight,” Windber coach Chad Manippo said. “He wanted every rebound and every shot that he took. The very few times that he did miss, he wanted it back. He played an outstanding game tonight.”

“Wade was a force out there tonight which I’m happy for him, because Monday he was very frustrated with his own performance,” Shade coach Wade Fyock said. “He works hard every day at practice and brings intensity, and I think it carries over to the rest of them.”

Shade is playing without starting guard and 1,000-point scorer Ryan Fyock, who is out with a broken bone in his foot.

“Wade always works hard and that’s probably one of the reasons why we are able to stay consistent, with or without one of our starters,” said Coach Fyock, who also got 15 points from Brock Medva, 10 points from Jeremy Pyles and nine rebounds from Nash Walker.

Wade Walker, also a 1,000-point scorer for the Panthers, said the team still has to keep playing its best even if Ryan Fyock isn’t in the lineup.

“I think we all understand that we have to continue to move forward, but to tell you the truth, I’m extremely uncomfortable playing without Ryan,” Wade Walker said. “He’s the best player in the county and when you watch the kid play, he’s the best player and scorer and is underrated with his passing. He gets me lots of my points.”

Shade never trailed against Windber (5-11) and rolled out to a 17-9 lead after the first quarter and were up 28-16 at the intermission with Wade Walker pouring in 20 of his points in the half.

The Panthers outscored the Ramblers 36-22 in the second half.

“I feel as a team we had command out there tonight,” Wade Walker said. “My teammates were able to get me the ball down low. We do what we need to do to win. Tonight it was to get the ball down low and some nights it’s shooting the 3’s. Tonight was my night. I thought the team played great against a team that we knew that we couldn’t take for granted.”

Coach Fyock said he was pleased with his team’s defensive effort against the Ramblers, who were outrebounded 45-28.

Colt Ursino topped the Windber scoring with 15 points while Bryce Spak had five boards.

“Shade is an outstanding basketball team,” Manippo said. “I was extremely impressed with them defensively. They force you to do a lot of things offensively and speed up your half-court offense and rush you into taking shots that were not high percentage shots.”

 

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