Attica led by seven at halftime and upped the margin to double digits in the third period as Brady Sheridan and Arnold scored inside while Little was hitting from beyond the arc.
When Arnold stole the ball and drove the length of the court for a lay-up in the third quarter, it gave Attica that 39-24 lead, but they Ramblers would not score again until a Lance Whorrall free throw broke the scoreless stretch in the fourth quarter that led to the win.
Collins said that he liked the effort by his team, but that they could get no breaks.
“It seems like we’d work hard, but every tipped ball seemed to bounce to Attica. With our cold shooting, too, it wasn’t our night,” Collins said
For Hutchins, the game played out the way he wanted on both ends of the floor.
“We say that our defense should determine if we win or not and our offense should say by how much,” he explained. “Tonight I think we showed we’re improving as a team in both offense and defense. This was our fourth win in a row.”
Greg Flint is a freelance writer/photographer for the Commercial-News. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org