It was another cross-river rivalry game Wednesday night with the Windsor boys basketball team traveling into New Hampshire to take on Newport, and unfortunately for the home team, things didn’t exactly go the Tigers’ way.
Newport knew the odds were against them with no wins so far this season, and an extremely promising 11-1 Yellow Jackets squad in town, and that sentiment played out as expected with the visiting team shooting its way to a 15-point lead by halftime.
The Tigers did their part to keep things relatively close in the games early goings, and saw several strong plays from the likes of Ethan Houde, while senior Jesse Stiffler led all scorers with a game-high 17 points.
But in the end, it was Windsor who left celebrating a 60-37 victory behind some precision shooting from beyond the arc. Dokata Page led Windsor with 14 points including several rebound and put backs, while Nick Kapuscinski added a gritty 13 points, and Michael Bradley added 12.
Josh Moore also finished in double figures for the Yellow Jackets with 11 points. Coach Harry Ladue’s team is now 12-1 on the season and a perfect 8-0 on the road.
Both Windsor and Newport will be at home Friday, with the Yellow Jackets taking on Springfield and the Tiger playing Kearsarge.