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Good pockets 100th win as Pioneers best ’Blazers

Tanner Cook • Dec 1, 2017 at 11:17 PM

What a difference a week makes, as the old saying goes.

The David Crockett Pioneers triumphed over their Washington county rivals, the Daniel Boone Trailblazers, 63-50 in a Big 7 conference matchup Friday night as the ’Blazers were not able to overcome their early shooting woes.

Last week, the ’Blazers won by 18 points (67-49) in the Hardee’s Classic. David Crockett head coach John Good also earned his 100th victory.

“Our guys played a lot better tonight,” said Good. “We guarded a lot better tonight and we especially guarded their big three really well. The kids get the wins, I get the losses.”

After a lackluster first quarter, the Pioneers (5-2, 1-0) opened up a nine-point lead with just over three minutes left in the first half as Boone (4-4, 0-1) was in the midst of a slump while Crockett went on a 13-0 run.

The Pioneers were able to use the momentum they gained in the second quarter to build a commanding 15-point lead at the half, 32-17. The rowdy Pioneer student section was loud and affecting the game in aiding the stingy Pioneer defense.

The third quarter was all Pioneers for a time, as they built on their halftime lead and the lead ballooned to 20 points at one point.

The lid was tightly sealed on the Boone basket all night, but the ’Blazers started to get back into the game after being halfway out the door with just under four minutes left in the third quarter. Boone trimmed the lead to 12 at 42-30 at the under-four timeout.

The fourth quarter started and Crockett began to stretch the lead back out as the hole was too big for Boone to climb out of in the end. Crockett actually built the lead back up to 17 points with just under two minutes left. Eric Rigsby tried desperately to try to get his ’Blazers closer, but the rally fell short.

Rigsby led the ’Blazers with 23 points.

GIRLS

Daniel Boone 76

David Crockett 34

The Trailblazers continued to roll and improved to 5-1 on the young season with a dominating win over their rival David Crockett.

Standout Macie Culbertson led the way for the Lady ’Blazers with 17 points and Bayleigh Carmichel chipped in with 14 points.

Emma Gouge had half of the points for Crockett with 17 points.

The Lady ’Blazers were all over the Lady Pioneers in the early going, opening up a 21-point lead at the start of the second quarter. Crockett struggled mightily as they mustered only six points in the opening quarter.

The second quarter was much of the same for both teams as Boone continued to shoot the basketball efficiency while Crockett was ice cold.

Boone led the game at the half, 38-10.

The third quarter was when Boone started to sub in a lot of their bench and got the younger players some experience. The lead had increased substantially to 59-19.

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