Postgame notes from Analy-Windsor

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:
This and that from Analy’s 55-33 win against Windsor on Thursday night:
* Analy’s man-to-man defense was good — really good — but Windsor could have made it a competitive game if it had made some of the countless makeable shots it missed underneath. Against a team without a starter over 6-foot-3, Windsor had a size advantage inside with 6-8 sophomore center Tanner Giddings and 6-4 forward Garrett Hansen. The Jaguars found some openings, but they generally looked unnerved by Analy’s frenetic style of play.
* In the final minutes of the blowout, I began to wonder why Analy hadn’t emptied its bench. But then I realized that the Tigers, with the expception of point guard Max Fujii, had pulled its starters. The thing is most of Analy’s reserves — guys like 6-1 senior Chris Bostock and 6-4 freshman Geddy Link — wouldn’t look out of place in most team’s starting lineups.
* The Windsor student section might be the loudest — and most creative — in the Empire. For starters, they met each of the Jaguars’ four-quarter baskets — remember this was a 22-point wipeout — with a thunderous roar. Also, during a timeout (maybe it was halftime?) they all stood and copied the various body contortions of a kid who led them from the court. Kind of had to be there, but you’ll have to trust me on this — it’s kind of cool to see a few hundred students leaning to the right with their arms outstretched simultaneously.
* A non-basketball note: Windsor athletic director Gene Sandwina plans to announce the hiring of a new football coach Wednesday.