Bulldogs knock off New Waverly
By Larry Lamb
NEW WAVERLY — Crockett Bulldogs won a showdown with New Waverly 61-57 on the road Friday and moved into a tie for first place in District 23-3A.
Crockett led 20-12 after a quarter and maintained an eight-point lead through three quarters. The Bulldogs led 35-27 at the half and 46-38 after three quarters.
New Waverly outscored Crockett by four in the final frame but it wasn't enough.
Jadyn Collins paced Crockett's scoring with 21, Jaroderick Holmes was next with 14 and Antwaain Boston had 12 (2 treys).
Tywoin Delane drained a pair of treys and finished with 8 points, Courtney Byrd had 4 and Zandric Anderson 2.
New Waverly's J. Miles had a game-high 23.
Both teams shot 73 percent at the charity stripe. Crockett made 8 of 11 and New Waverly hit 11 of 15.
The game marked the midpoint of district with Crockett and New Waverly tied for the top spot with 6-1 marks.
After playing Anderson on Tuesday, Crockett hosts Coldspring on Friday and travels to Shepherd next Tuesday.
Last Tuesday, the Bulldogs pulled away from Trinity in the second half to win 60-34.
Falling behind 8-3 early, the Bulldogs rattled off 11 unanswered points on treys by Delane and Chase Ivey sandwiched around a basket by Iverson Rischer.
After Holmes scored a bucket and completed a 3-point play to make it 14-8, Trinity nailed a buzzer-beater trey to hold Crockett's lead to 14-11.
Ivey opened the second quarter with a trey to spark a 13-2 run that put the Dogs up 27-13.
Crockett led 33-21 at halftime and carried its momentum into the third quarter.
After Trinity scored the first bucket, the Bulldogs reeled off a 14-0 spurt that put them out front 47-23 with 1:30 left in the third.
Starting the fourth with a 49-30 lead, the Bulldogs went on a 11-0 run to pull away 60-30.
The Tigers scored their first bucket of the fourth quarter with 2:00 left.
Holmes led the scoring with 20 and Anderson had 10.
Chase Ivey had 8, Boston had 6, Collins and Delane each had 5, Byrd 4 and Rischer 2.
Head coach Drae Murray credited his bench for jump-starting the Bulldogs.
"The bench was really good. Our starters got off to slow start, so I pulled four and put the bench in," said Murray. "Tywoin (Delane) has been really good since the Christmas tournament. He's been of those guys that we go to early if things are looking a little slow. Tonight he hit a three-pointer right off the bat and rebounded well."
Murray also noted Chase Ivey's trey less than minute after Delane drained his. "Those two bench guys both hitting treys in the first quarter is what gave us a spark with the bench," said the coach.
Crockett's bench also made an impact defensively, said Murray.
"Tyvon (King) came in, defended hard and got his hands on a lot of balls. When Zandric (Anderson) first went in he had 5 rebounds on the first 6 possession, so he probably had double-digit rebounds. Zandric and Tywoin both rebounded and defended well,"said Murray, adding that Jaroderick Holmes logged several steals.
New Waverly 6-1
Friday, Jan. 20
Crockett 61. New Waverly 57
Shepherd 58, Trinity 51
Onalaska 66, Coldspring 62
Tarkington 54, Anderson 34
Tuesday, Jan. 17
Crockett 60, Trinity 34
Shepherd 70, Coldspring 54
New Waverly 64, Tarkington 41
Onalaska 76, Anderson 46
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