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December 16, 2010 - 12:20am

Blue Devils dominate in home opener

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, basketball, sports.

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Senior Andrew Hoy sunk three 3-pointers and scored 27 points for the evening to lead Batavia past Brighton in the Blue Devil's 2010 home opener 64-46.

Batavia is now 3-1 in the young season.

Head Coach Buddy Brasky said Hoy's performance was one of the keys to the Blue Devil's victory.

bataviaBBvsBrighton-13.jpg"Andrew played a great game," Brasky said. "I mean, he was doing it all. He was scoring, he was facilitating, getting other people involved, making passes on transition. He just played well, I thought, the entire game."

Brasky said the team improved its offensive decision making and team intensity on defense and that made a big difference.

The team committed only three fouls through the first three quarters of the game.

“I thought our whole team defense was pretty solid most of the game," Brasky said. "Until the end, we weren’t reaching, we were playing defense with our feet. I thought our defensive position was fairly good.”

The Blue Devils feature Hoy, who in his junior year became the team's all-time leading scorer, as well as sophomore Justin Washington, along with seniors Ryan Pyatt and Ryan Funke. They were all part of a team that contended for a state championship last year.

Brasky thinks this year's squad, if it works hard, can win some big games.

"We need to keep getting better and better," Brasky said. "We're back up in Class A, so we need to keep improving. I think by the end of the year, we can contend for the sectional title, without a doubt, but we have to keep getting better and better."

The Blue Devil's next home game is Dec. 22 against Charlotte. The team will also compete in the annual Batavia Lions Club Tournament at Genesee Community College on Dec. 30.

More pictures after the jump. To purchase pictures from this game, click here.

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