[David Toney - For Shaw Media]
That included the Warriors’ inspired comeback efforts. They closed to 38-24 by halftime and 47-37 with 2:26 left in the third quarter, but the Spartans ended the quarter ahead 53-37 after a conventional three-point play by Cooney and Cascella’s fourth three.
“They were on fire. They really did play well. I thought we were ready to go at the beginning and then they hit some tough shots,” Wheaton Academy coach Steve Thonn said. “I thought our guys played pretty tough. We picked it up a few times and made a few runs but they responded every time.”
Seniors Jayston Williams scored 13 points, J.D. Gunn had nine points, five steals and four assists and Stephen Garrison scored seven points to lead the Warriors.
Cooney and Garrison have been traveling basketball teammates since they were 8.