The home team Bulldogs outscored Laney 36-19 in the second half of the evening's finale to clinch a 61-40 win and start 1-1 in league play. Deandre Barton continued his obsessed play, and teammates Will Lambert, Keith Littles, and Mardrez McBride added plenty of assistance. The win evens Butler's record at 1-1 after a loss to Richmond Monday.
Richmond 43, Lakeside 39
Richmond continued to roll with a 43-39 win over Lakeside as Moses Williams started strong and DT Stephens finished things to give the Musketeers two wins this week. Richmond improved to 2-0 after beating Butler Monday. Coach Steve Nobles's team played without senior Jason Weaver, who watched from the bench in street clothes, but contributions from Stephens, Williams, and others were plenty to hold off the surging Panthers.
Josey 55, Cross Creek 29
Josey destroyed Cross Creek 55-29 to follow Monday's win over Evans to start 2-0. Javen Whitehead was once again dominant, and I can't help saying again that simply watching him grab defensive rebounds is one of the most entertaining things in local basketball. But the victory was certainly a team success.
Glenn Hills 32, Evans 26
Timmy Sellers made the crowd at Butler buzz with several high flying finishes and Robert Drew scored the game's final 5 points as Glenn Hills withstood a second half Evans run. The Spartans' record stands at 1-1.
Hephzibah 35, Harlem 26
Hephzibah improved to 1-1 after Travis Sturgis and Robert Johnson, both freshmen who figured prominently in Spirit Creek's Richmond County middle school tournament championship, led the Rebels to a 35-26 win over Harlem.
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