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2011-02-17 / Sports

Thorndale Tops Eagles

by Mike Organ

Thorndale topped Lexington 71-33 Friday night in Thorndale. The Eagles were outscored badly in the second half as Thorndale pulled away.

Doug Rhodes dropped in a three-pointer for Lexington’s first bucket. Thorndale then ran off eight straight points before Zach Lay bombed another trey. Kevin Johnson caught a rebound and put back to make the score 8-8 with 2: 05 left in the first quarter. Thorndale scored two more buckets to end the quarter ahead 12-8.

Lexington remained competitive in the second quarter as Kaelan Blok got rolling. Blok hit a pair of three-points shots and then had an old fashioned three pointer with a shot and free throw. Lay hit another long shot and Donnie Havard hit a twisting shot going to the basket. In all Lexington scored 16 in the second period as Thorndale led 39-24 at halftime.

The third quarter proved to be the Waterloo for Lexington. The Eagles remained scoreless for the first seven minutes of the quarter before Blok got two on a hustle play. He shot from the corner, got the rebound, shot again, got the rebound and finally put the ball in the basket. Havard got a deuce just before the end of the quarter but Thorndale had scored 21 to Lexington’s four.

Blok did all the Lexington scoring in the fourth quarter with a trey and two free throws. The rest of the team could not buy a bucket. The Eagle team never quit hustling but the results just were not forthcoming.

Blok led the Eagles in scoring with 16-points. The rest of the Lexington hoopsters were in single digits.

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