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Knights Hold Off Blackford Fourth Quarter Surge


The Southwood boys opened their season, holding on to defeat Blackford 74-67 Tuesday.

Bryce Wilcox and Griffin Chambers would do all the scoring for the Knights in the first quarter with Wilcox dumping in 10 points as Southwood trailed 17-16 after one.

The Knights would grab control in the second when Wilcox hit two free throws that started a 8-0 run for a 24-17 lead. Caleb Wyatt and Dalton Barney would also score during the run. Up 24-19 Jaret Denney would hit, following by a three point play from Wilcox to give Southwood a 29-19 lead at the half.

Barney would score the first five points of the third quarter as the Knights built their lead to 44-27. At 44-30 Wyatt would start a 9-0 run as the lead grew to 53-30. Southwood led 57-34 after three.

Things were looking good for the Knights in the fourth, leading 67-40 when the wheels fell off and Blackford exploded. With 4:40 left the Bruins would score 20 straight points and with a minute and a half left had cut the Southwood lead to 67-60. Wilcox would stop the run with a bucket as the Knights held on for the 74-67 win.

Bryce Wilcox 23 pts, 11 rbs, 4 ast, 4 stl, 5 bl Griffin Chambers 17 pts, 3 ast Maddox Marshall 13 pts, 5 rbs, 3 ast Dalton Barney 11 pts, 4 rbs, 5 ast, 3 stl, 2 bl Jaret Denney 6 pts, 5 rbs, 3 ast, Caleb Wyatt 4 pts, 3 rbs Randy Boone, 5 rbs

The Southwood junior varsity trailed for three quarters before out scoring Blackford 19-4 in the fourth quarter for a 51-42 win.

Southwood scoring : Bryce Brewer 11, Cooper Drake 8, Keaton Metzger 2, Aiden Hawkins 10, Owen Enyeart 2, Bo Liddick 13, Duke Sparks 4.

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