By Will Johnson

Messenger Reporter

COLDSPRING – The Crockett Bulldogs found their outside shooting touch early and often as they used eight three pointers in their win over the Coldspring- Oakhurst Trojans on Monday, Jan. 9.

The Dawgs were supposed to play the Trojans on Friday of last week, but weather concerns forced the game to be postponed until Monday.  While the weather was rather frigid last Friday, the Dawgs heated things up with a quickness on Monday.

B.J. Anderson knocked down four three pointers in the game’s opening eight minutes while Drew Corry added a three ball of his own. Lucky Daniels also scored three points in the first quarter on a two and a free throw as the Dawgs raced out to an 18-13 lead after the first quarter.

The Trojans tried to keep pace as they dropped in three, three pointers themselves. Jacoby Bishop nailed two from behind the arc to go along with four from the field, while Trey Higgins also knocked down a three.

Coldspring’s Bishop added another three in the second to go along with a two pointer and two free throws while both Ed Levi and G’Corain Wilson netted two apiece.

B.J. Anderson continued his hot shooting in the second quarter with yet another three and was joined by Alton Owens who also drained a shot from behind the arc.  Corry, Tyrese Anderson and Derrick Sherman all added two while Daniels chipped in a free throw to make the score at halftime, Crockett.

After the break, Bishop ran into foul trouble and without his outside shooting, the Trojans began falter. Josh Curry tried to pick up the slack with seven points in the third. Deion Sykes added four and Tadrean Rucker chipped in a bucket for Coldspring to account for all of Coldspring’s 13 third quarter points.

While the Dawgs relied on the three pointer in the first half, they began to pound the ball inside as the second half got underway. Harvey Stewart powered his way to five points in the quarter while Daniels added another four from down low. Sherman showed Crockett could still hit from the outside as he drained a three while Owens, Marcus Smith and B.J. Anderson all scored two to give Crockett a 12 point cushion after three periods of play.

The fourth quarter saw the offensive production slow down somewhat as the Trojans were only able to muster seven points on four from Levi and three from Wilson.

Crockett’s offense also slowed down as they began to milk the clock. Keyshaun Smotherman converted three of four free throws to pace the Dawgs while Jurmond Wooten, who also had three in the quarter. Sherman dropped in two as both Corry and Stewart chipped in a free throw to make the final score Crockett 59 and Coldspring-Oakhurst 44.

For the game the Trojans were led by Jacoby Bishop with 17 And Josh Curry with seven points. Ed Levi dropped in six, G’Corain Wilson netted five, Deion Sykes had four, Higgins added three and Tadrean Rucker chipped in two to round out the Coldspring scoring.

The Dawgs were led by B.J. Anderson with 17 and Lucky Daniels with eight points. Derrick Sherman contributed seven while both Drew Corry and Harvey Stewart added six. Alton Owens went for five as both Keyshaun Smotherman and Jurmond Wooten scored three. Tyrese Anderson and Marcus Shedd each scored two to account for Crockett’s point production in the game.

Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at wjohnson@messenger-news.com.