Redskins top Tallulah Falls for third region win
The Social Circle High School boys' basketball team took on Tallulah Falls Friday and despite winning by a healthy margin, the Redskins finished the game unsatisfied with their 67-47 victory over a team that they were much more talented than.
The Redskins did not get off to a great start and struggled to find their rhythm early in the game. Tallulah Falls High School showed that they would compete as they traded points back and forth with Social Circle High School in the first quarter. Yet, the Redskins led 12-10 going into the second quarter.
What seemed to be an entirely different team stepped back out on the court for the Redskins to start the second quarter. The Redskins utilized their athleticism and committed to playing fullcourt trap defense to fluster Tallulah Falls.
"We turned up the pressure in the second quarter after recognizing their lack of ball handling skills," Social Circle coach Pat Meadows said. "Our defensive intensity in the second quarter set our tempo for the rest of the game." The Redskins capitalized on their opponents inabilities to control the ball and scored 28 points in the second alone, sending the Redskins into the half with a 40-20 lead.
Coming out of the half, The Redskins' Dee Still provided a spark for his team with a forceful dunk then a 3-point shot drained from deep downtown. However, the Redskins became comfortable
with the momentum and their lead and allowed the Indians to narrow that lead to 48-34 going into the fourth quarter.
"We need to do a better job of not playing to the level of our opponents", coach Meadows said. "We let a team that was not as good as us play with us throughout the game."
However, the Redskins got back on track in the fourth quarter due to the precise 3-point shooting of Stephon Chaney. It was Chaney's fourth quarter 3point shooting that proved to be the dagger in Tallulah Falls hopes of a fourth quarter comeback. The Redskins maintained their lead and finished the game with a 67-46 victory.
Marvae Crawford qui- etly led the Redskins in scoring with 16 points. Stephon Chaney added 13 points while Nic Pratt and Dee Still contributed 13 points a piece.
To the rim: AJ Elphic goes to the basket during Social Circle's 67-47 win over Tallulah Falls Friday.