Rascoe praised his entire team for their defensive effort.
"I think we kept them off balance for a lot of the game," he said. "We all made some nice stops."
AuSable Valley 69, Willsboro 39
Eleven players found their way into the scoring column for AuSable Valley as they extended their undefeated record to 6-0 with a decisive win over Willsboro.
The Patriots got off to a slow start, maintaining a narrow lead for the first six minutes of play. They gradually found their rhythm though, taking a 34-21 lead into halftime.
AuSable Valley's pressure defense proved troublesome for Willsboro as the Patriots used several traps to force turnovers, sparking a 12-2 run midway through the second half.
Ricky Lee and T.J. Burl led AVCS with 12 points and six rebounds apiece. Ryan Murphy added 10 for the Patriots.
T.J. Pierce led Willsboro with seven points, and Lucas Strong, Alex Hamel, and Alex Shepherd each pitched in six.
"AuSable Valley came out very aggressive on defense," said Willsboro head coach Jim Spring. "We're not used to seeing that kind of pressure very often in our league."
"The 14-day layoff didn't help us that much," said AuSable Valley head coach Jamie Douglass. "We came out a bit lethargic, but once we stepped up on defense, that's when we restarted."
Second Round - Jan. 3
Westport 60, Willsboro 19
The Eagles quickly rebounded from their loss to rout Willsboro in the consolation game.
With strong play from Nathan Gay and Curtis Mead, Westport jumped out to an early double-digit lead which rose to 32-9 at halftime.
The Eagles forced several turnovers from the Warriors and held them to just six field goals for the game. Alex Hamel accounted for much of Willsboro's offense with nine points.
Gay was key for Westport with 17 points. Bo McKinley added 12 and Mead nine. All eight Westport players on the roster scored.