Indians get hard fought win over Bay

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Marked Tree's Jack Brown shoots a jumper in the lane as Bay's Slade Grove tries to block his shot as Yellowjackets Paiton Hartley (2) and Layne Austin (22) look on during game action this past Tuesday in Bay. (DT Photo/Cosmo Cossey)

Marked Tree scored six of the last seven points on the night to come away from Bay with a 49-42 win in high school boys’ basketball action.

Israel Malone gave Marked Tree an early 3-0 lead with one of two free throws and a basket inside before Bay got back to back three-pointers from Layne Austin and Dax Gibson making it 6-3 Yellowjackets. The Indians scored the next 10 points as Jack Brown canned a three-pointer, scored inside and converted an old-school three-point play as Eli McCrary scored off the fast break to make it 13-6 Marked Tree with 2:34 left. Gibson hit a jumper in the lane for Bay, Malone scored inside for the Indians as Gibson drilled a three-ball for Yellowjackets to make it 15-11 Marked Tree after one.

Austin canned a three-pointer for Bay to open the second quarter as Brennon Honeycutt hit a jumper for the Indians to make the score 17-14 Marked Tree. Malone stuck back an offensive rebound for the Indians, Gibson scored from the paint for Bay, Trayvius Brown got inside for a Marked Tree before Jay Jones canned a three-ball for the ‘Jackets to make it 21-19 Indians with 1:58 left. Malone had a one-handed slam dunk for Marked Tree only to see Slade Grove get back to back stick back baskets to make it 23-23 at the half.

Full game article in February 7 edition of the PCDT!

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