Warriors unstoppable force in their division
By Kathryn Elliott
Windsor - posted Fri., Mar. 4, 2011
Under the leadership of 22-year veteran head coach Ken Smith, the WHS boys’ basketball team has become a force to be reckoned with. On March 3, they beat undefeated Maloney in a score of 85-70 at Bulkeley High School to win the CCC championship title. The Warriors’ abundant roster of talent has exceeded every expectation.
“This is a very, very talented group of kids,” Smith said. “We have 10 seniors on the team, each of them bring a lot of skill to the game.” The seniors, with very few exceptions, began playing together as freshmen and cemented their bond throughout their JV and varsity years. Seniors include, Egerton Anderson, Gregory Andrade, NaSean Banks, George Curry, Tosin Edwards, Michael Fraylon, Kadeem Jackson, Ohemeng Kyeremateng, Scott Sill and Matthew Wenner.
In CCC first-round playoff competition, the Warriors defeated Newington 82-55. The lopsided match-up advanced the Warriors to the quarterfinals against Berlin which they easily dominated, ending with a final score of 50-39.
Warrior’s forward and lead scorer Michael Fraylon stepped up his already superior game for the Berlin match-up. “Mike’s one of the best kids we have,” Smith said. “He gives it everything he’s got at every practice and game. Look for him to have big points.” Fraylon holds a single game career high of 36 points, and hopes to shatter that number in the coming weeks.
Reaching a career high of 8 rebounds and 7 of 8 free throws in the Berlin game, senior number two position guard Egerton Anderson is on a hot streak. “He’s quick, and knows how to anticipate the ball,” Smith states. Not to be outdone by his senior teammates, junior point guard Gary Allen went 4 for 4 in free throws, and senior center Gregory Andrade added both points and assists.
“One of the best parts of our program is that we have a lot of kids who can play up from the JV team if we need them,” Smith explained. According to Smith, players to watch coming up the ranks in Windsor are point guard Ryheime Moore, point guard Tynique Woods, shooting guard Jerry Buchanon and point guard Xavier Charles.
The Warriors went on to beat undefeated Northwest Catholic 73-67 in the CCC semi-finals March 1, which put them in the final match-up against Maloney. Stand out players in the game against Northwest Catholic were Mike Fraylon with 19 points, Greg Andrade 12 points, and Jared Wilson-Frame 12 points and Andrew Hurd 11.
Windsor accepted the CCC championship plaque at midcourt Thursday night, and turned their sights to the Class LL title. As the number one seed in the Class LL tournament, they have a first-round bye, and will play the winner of the March 7 Xavier-Manchester game on March 9.