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R.J. Coil scored 15 points to lead the Green Bears past the Senecas, but the emphasis for the Green Bears (21-1) was to maintain both focus and consistency against a team that struggled to find its offensive rhythm.
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“We kept our composure and we kept our heads on,” Coil said. “And we didn’t get ahead of ourselves at all.”
The Senecas went 1-for-9 from the floor in the first quarter and finished 3-for-18 shooting in the first half. Nothing fell for Tiffin Calvert (10-14) until Austin Ball hit a 3-pointer with less than 30 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
The Senecas finished 5-for-34 from the floor and didn’t have any scorers with more than three points.
Both Coil and and Green Bears coach John Lindsay said communication was key Tuesday, and has been a point of emphasis this season.
“That’s been a process for us,” Lindsay said. “We talked about how much tougher we are, defensively, when we’re communicating and talking and that helps us use our length too.”