U13 Revolution wins third straight
The McKinnon Centre Revolution improved to 3-1 after a trio of victories last week.
After a season-opening loss, coaches Joe Lewis and Jason Burt remained positive and made some adjustments and emphasized a patient and disciplined offence in practice.
Stratford defeated the Woodstock Attack 45-26. After starting slow with a 6-0 deficit, the visiting Revolution roared back and led by the end of the first quarter. The team improved its half-court offence by making proper picks and staying within its systems. Jacob Tuling grabbed eight boards, while Jack Small and Zach Burt snatched four each. Charlie Kuepfer led all scorers with 15. Daniel Rusen Steele and Emerson Lewis netted six points each, with Kieran Butler dropping five. Noah Roth had three steals and three rebounds. Andrew Leitch popped four points and added a steal and rebound. Stratford then beat Barrie 44-37, breaking the game open in the third quarter. Kuepfer was dominant with a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds. Mitchell Bell had eight points on 4-for-5 shooting and nabbed two rebounds in the winning effort. Sawyer Ingram grabbed four rebounds and dropped two points in a strong effort. Andrew Leitch hit two of three baskets for five points and grabbed six rebounds. Rusen-Steele used his speed to score four points and add a steal and a block. Lewis played strongly in the guard position setting up the offence on his way to four points, a rebound and two steals.
Stratford stretched its streak to three when it took on Toronto Troyka, a team the Revolution lost to two years ago in the Ontario championships. Stratford came out strong and pulled away in the second quarter of a 42-29 victory. Tuling led the Revs with 11 points and seven rebounds. Ingram had four points on 2-for-3 shooting along with four rebounds. Small was strong on the boards, bringing down three, and Bell brought down four. Lewis played strongly again at the point guard position on his way to three points and two steals. Burt had two rebounds, a steal and forced a jump ball playing strong at both ends of the court. Roth popped in two points, blocked a shot and forced two turnovers and topped it off with an around-the-back pass that led to two of Butler’s six points on 50 per cent shooting. Butler also added a steal.
Stratford will put its streak on the line against Brantford.