Big second half buoys Wildcats in win

The Lee bench greets Declan Drozd (11) after he sank a three-quarter court 3-pointer to end the first quarter. (Photo by Matthew Tonis)

SHEFFIELD — The first time that the Lee and Mt. Everett boys’ basketball teams faced off this season, Wildcat leading scorers Ben Harding and Myles Whitney-Nason powered their way to an easy win for Lee. Monday, coach Jowe Warren and the Eagles did not let that happen, but it would not be enough to snatch a victory.
The Wildcats surged in the second half to beat Mt. Everett 60-33. Lee outscored the Eagles 36-16 in the second half to pull away in a game that was a rock fight for the first two quarters.
In the few days between the meetings, coach Jowe Warren implemented a box-and-one defense in an effort to take the paint away from the dynamic Harding and Whitney-Nason, who combined for 33 points in Lee’s victory over Mt. Everett last Thursday.
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