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Sophomore guard helps Helias rout Fulton

Sophomore guard helps Helias rout Fulton

January 22nd, 2011 in News

Dylan Gish could hardly miss, while the Fulton Hornets could hardly hit.

Gish, a sophomore for Helias, ripped the nets for 25 points Friday night while leading the Crusaders to an easy 64-36 win at Rackers Fieldhouse.

The point guard was 9-of-10 from the field in the victory, much better than the Hornets, who made just 14-of-51 (27 percent) for the evening.

Gish posted his game high in points while barely playing in the fourth quarter than had a running clock for most of it due to the mercy rule.

"(Gish) has the capability of hitting a lot of shots for us," Helias coach Josh Buffington said. "They were shots out of the offense and he was shooting with three or four feet of space. He was really in a groove.

"What a weapon he is when he does that, because when people come up on him, he's quick enough to go around them and make good decisions."

Gish was deadly off the dribble in the first quarter, as he scored nine points while going 3-of-3 from the field and 3-of-3 from the free-throw line.

The rest of the Crusaders were equally sharp, as Helias was 8-of-9 from the field in the first 5 1 /2 minutes while jumping out to a 21-3 lead.

Many of those points came directly as a result of a new wrinkle for the Crusaders, who unleashed a full-court press on the Hornets. Fulton had all six of its firstquarter turnovers during Helias' spurt, and the Hornets were down 21-6 after the first quarter.

"I thought our energy was tremendous in the first five or six minutes of the game," Buffington said. "It showed on the scoreboard, and rightfully so. Our guys were ready to play.