Marked Tree pulls away in second half to down Bay

Friday, February 3, 2017

Marked Tree (13-7) pulled away from Bay (17-11) in the second half as the Indians took a 54-41 blended conference win over the Yellowjackets this past Friday night in Marked Tree.

Nick Andrews of Marked Tree shoots over Bay's Slade Grove as Caleb Hartgen (3) looks on during boys' high school basketball action this past Friday in Marked Tree. (DT Photo/Anthony Cossey)

Taylor Layne scored the first points of the game for Bay with a three-pointer before Markel Perry put back an offensive rebound for Marked Tree to make it 3-2 'Jackets early. Dustin Utley hit a jumper in the lane for Bay as Caleb Hartgen followed with a stick back for the Yellowjackets to make it 7-2 Bay with 4:42 left. Marked Tree got back to back baskets from Julian Booker and Kentarius Allen to pull within 7-6. Hartgen got inside for a Bay basket to give the Yellowjackets a 9-6 lead after one.

The Indians started the second quarter with an 8-0 run as Paul Coleman hit one of two free throws, Perry netted a jumper, Allen scored in the paint as Tray Brown drilled a three-pointer to make it 14-9 Marked Tree with 3:48 left. Hartgen hit a jumper for Bay, Allen answered with a jumper for Marked Tree, Utley hit two free throws for the Yellowjackets as Nick Andrews hit one of two free throws for the Indians to make it 17-13 Marked Tree. Layne tied the game at 17 with two free throws followed by a baseline jumper only to see Shy Anderson convert an old-school three-point play for Marked Tree with eight seconds left to give the Indians a 20-17 lead at the half.

Full game story in February 2 edition of the PCDT!

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