SO­CIAL CIR­CLE

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first quar­ter.

So­cial Cir­cle con­tin­ued to shoot the ball well in the sec­ond pe­riod as it scored 12 unan­swered points and outscored its op­po­nent 17-6.

The Red­skins went into the locker room at half­time lead­ing 36-12.

So­cial Cir­cle went on an­other shoot­ing ram­page in the third quar­ter as it scored the first 11 points of the sec­ond half. Gaither scored seven of those points, in­clud­ing a 3-pointer. So­cial Cir­cle scored a to­tal of 19 points in the third and ended the pe­riod with a 55-20 lead.

In the fi­nal frame the mercy rule took ef­fect and the game clock stopped only for free throw at­tempts.

So­cial Cir­cle, play­ing mostly back­ups, only scored one more point be­fore the game ended, but Tal­lu­alh Falls only man­aged to score three.

“I'm proud of my guys tonight, but I still ex­pect more," said Red­skins coach Pat Mead­ows. "I ex­pect them to take the game se­ri­ously and play hard ev­ery night. It's kind of tough when you play a team that's not that good, but we need to learn to play hard ev­ery game if we're go­ing to be where I want us to be come re­gion time.

“I think as a coach, per­son­ally, when you’re deal­ing with young men; you have to stay on them. You can't back off too much be­cause if you do, they'll go out there and make mis­takes that they shouldn't make.”

Much like the boys, the Lady Red­skins' game was noth­ing short of a blowout.

The girls from So­cial Cir­cle dom­i­nated ev­ery as­pect of the game from start to fin­ish. The Lady Red­skins prob­a­bly could have scored more points, but coach Mapp Ivey knew it was a good op­por­tu­nity to play his back­ups.

“It was a pretty good game,” he said. “We played well. Ev­ery­body got to play.

“They [Tal­lu­lah Falls] were a young team and we kind of took ad­van­tage of that.”

Ivey added his team had im­proved a lot since los­ing against Mon­roe Area the week be­fore.

“We worked hard this week in prac­tice on dif­fer­ent things,” he said. “We were able to bring it into the game tonight and ex­e­cute it."

De­spite the blowout, Ivey knew his team wasn't per­fect.

“We still need to work on free throws,” he said.

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