BROCTON - The Brocton Bulldogs got a large dose of international basketball on Monday as Prince Alfred's man-to-man defense was too much as the Bulldogs fell, 62-37, in boys high school basketball.
"I knew we would see a different type of game," Brocton coach Jeff Franze said of the Australian team. "It was nice to see someone play aggressive man-to-man. We were outskilled. I enjoyed coaching this game. They were more athletic than we were tonight."
Prince Alfred got off to a hot start as it outscored the home team, 17-10, and built a 34-18 halftime advantage.
OBSERVER?Photos by Sean Pecuch
At left, Brocton’s Macalum Buchanan (21) sets the offense during Monday’s boys high school basketball game against Prince Alfred of Australia. At right, Prince Alfred’s Tyson?Brazel goes up for a shot while being defended by Aaron?Riforgiato.
Darcy Lord led the way for the team from down under with 18 points while Aaron Francis chipped in with 11.
The third quarter saw much of the same as Prince Alfred went on an 18-7 run to essentially put the game away.
Macalum Buchanan led the Bulldogs with 13 points and six rebounds while Aaron Riforgiato had eight points and seven rebounds.
"We haven't played well," Franze noted. "We are trying to find some offense. We can't seem to put the ball in the hole. They were very good. I was impressed with what I saw from them tonight.
"It was a great experience for the kids," Franze concluded. "We got to see some nice young men and I hope friendships were formed."
Brocton returns to action Thursday at Sherman while Prince Alfred wraps up its Western New York visit with a game at Chautauqua Lake tonight.