WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. - It’s not often when you see a sequence of a dunk and leaping block to reject a three point attempt in a matter of seconds in a high school basketball game.
If you watched Beacon’s Jason Komisar in the third quarter in Beacon’s game against FDR Tuesday in the Ketcham Holiday Tournament, you would’ve seen it.
Komisar’s impressive outing concluded with a 22 point performance in Beacon’s 73-59 victory over FDR.
“It was a great team win,” Komisar said. “We definitely were a little off with our IQ yesterday, but we really came together and played as a real Beacon basketball team.”
Komisar’s been one of Beacon’s most important players all year long. After only finishing with three points on Monday, Komisar bounced back in a big way.
“Jason is the heart of our defense,” Beacon head coach Scott Timpano said. “He’s just a monster. When you have somebody that athletic under the basket that can just change everybody’s shot, he’s a huge difference maker and today when we got him going offensively, then it all comes together. He’s really big for us.”
Twelve of Komisar’s 22 points came in the second half, turning a one-point halftime deficit into a 14-point victory.
“Our focus was rebounding. We rebounded the ball very well, and in the second half, we really hit the weak side rebounds. That made the difference for us,” Timpano said. “It took us a while to separate ourselves. But, whether it happens early or late, as long as we come out on top, that’s what matters.”
After a tough loss to Ketcham Monday, Beacon made a complete turnaround in less than 24 hours. The Bulldogs were able to put up only 34 points Monday; they doubled that Tuesday.
Darien Gillins finished with 17 points for Beacon. Adrian Beato had 12.
FDR had only seven players for Tuesday’s contest. Shane Baxter and Adrian Owuor led the way for the Presidents with 13 points each.
FDR is now 1-4 and will take on Spackenkill Wednesday at noon.
Beacon’s next opponent is TBD; they are now 3-3 this season.
By Tom Seipp (@Tom_Seipp & firstname.lastname@example.org)