February 11, 2016
Flu and injuries hampers SSC

Panthers win with only eight-man roster

By Brent Baker|Special to the Independent
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ALCONA — Shorthanded Standish-Sterling adjusted to yet more adversity Wednesday, leaving a couple of flu-ridden players at home but turning on the afterburners in the second half to take a 60-34 victory at Alcona.

"We only dressed eight players," said SSC coach Tom Murray. "We struggled to get things going in the first half, but we played a very good second half. We played hard."

Austin Collier and Ryan Pickvet have yet to see any playing time thanks to injuries this season, while Trevor Trombley's season came to an end after Friday thanks to a hernia. With Cole Walderzak and Garrett Russell more temporarily on the disabled list, the Panthers' depth is being tested in a big way.

That opened the door for Derek Williams, who scored a career-high 16 points against the Tigers, including 10 in the second half as SSC broke away from a 26-21 lead.

Mark Lorence led SSC (6-3) with 23 points, with Adam Gulvas adding 10.

Matthew Gonyea led Alcona (3-7) with 11 points.

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