Ray J Dennis scored 20 points to lead Oswego East (18-6), but 15 of those came in the second half with the game well in hand. Kamron Battle added eight points and eight rebounds. The Wolves, who played without senior point guard Demari Grant, were all out of sorts offensively against York's trapping matchup zone that forced 11 turnovers in the first half.
"[Dennis] is a great player, he's going to Boise State for a reason," Doran said, "but our kids really took what our prep was and executed what we wanted. I thought our defense was fantastic.
That's what we hang our hats on. When we play defense and shoot like it we'll be tough to beat."
"It's a good zone, but we've seen zones before," Velasquez said. "When we're playing against a disciplined team like that we have to be disciplined too."
Oswego East has been tough to beat most of the year, but for whatever reason has struggled mightily in shootouts with five of its six losses.
The Wolves will need to put it behind them, with Oswego coming in Friday in a matchup for the Southwest Prairie Conference lead.'
"We have to get back to the drawing board and figure it out," Velasquez said. "We have to move on, next game."