"So credit to them. I thought they were more patient offensively than I've seen them at times, and they got some really, really good looks. They shot well and they gave us a lot of trouble on the boards.''
Sirianni, like Eddy a potential all-conference and all-state guard, played a solid game, donating 24 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Clark also shot well, hitting 7 of 9 attempts and scoring 20 points, one off his career high. He hoisted four 3s, and his only miss was the final one. He also had six rebounds, matching teammate Tyler Barton.
King complemented Eddy's play by netting 17 points, including a 3-of-5 effort on 3s. Breeden grabbed nine rebounds to pace GW to a 32-30 edge off the boards.
Nitro held leads as large as eight points in the first half and was up 35-30 at the break. The Wildcats held advantages as high as five points in the second half before GW started to catch up at the end of the third quarter.
The Wildcats are in the midst of playing three games on consecutive days because of previous postponements. They lost at Spring Valley 56-49 on Thursday and host No. 1 South Charleston tonight.
Reach Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickr...@wvgazette.com.