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Fox Creek routs Westminster

Posted: December 11, 2017 - 10:14pm
Fox Creek's Myles Hammond attempts a shot around Westminster's Nicholas Kershner (14) and Ben Oldham during Friday night's game. DAVID LEE/STAFF
Fox Creek's Myles Hammond attempts a shot around Westminster's Nicholas Kershner (14) and Ben Oldham during Friday night's game. DAVID LEE/STAFF

Fox Creek's balanced and athletic attack was put on full display Friday night.
The Predators received contributions from all 13 players on the roster to rout Westminster 72-28 for a third victory over the Wildcats early in the season.
Fox Creek took advantage of an injury-depleted Westminster team by pouring in 23 points in the second quarter and 27 in the fourth for the 44-point victory. Every player on the team scored at least once, led by Dreshon Carter's 17 points.
The widespread contributions provided the latest example of Fox Creek's theme this season.
The athletic group is hanging its hat on pressure defense and flying around the court in transition while getting several players on the floor throughout the night.
"We've really been coaching unselfishness, sharing the ball this year and I feel like we did that today," Fox Creek coach Andrew Peckham said. "We moved the ball well at times. Kind of a balanced attack because that's going to make it tough on other teams to beat us if we play that way."
After a sluggish start produced a 9-4 first-quarter lead for Fox Creek (6-2), the Predators picked up the pace by outscoring Westminster 23-6 in the second for a 32-10 halftime advantage. Westminster's Michael Dukes hit a jumper at the four-minute mark to get within five, but Fox Creek pulled away with a 19-2 run, highlighted by 3-pointers from Jim Gorman and Markel Weaver before the break.
Fox Creek kept its foot on the gas through the second half by scoring 40 points. Carter drained a jump shot with 3 minutes and 20 seconds left for the game's first 40-point margin.
"We started moving the ball better," Carter said. "We got a lot of steals on defense. We have a lot of athletes, so we can keep getting after it. We play together and we like to get after it."
Dukes scored all 10 of Westminster's first-half points, but he left the game just before the half with a knee injury and didn't return. James Millar added eight for the Wildcats.
In the girls game, Westminster raced to an 18-point halftime lead and carried it to a 42-19 victory over Fox Creek.
The Lady Wildcats were led by Bobbi Wardwell's 12 points, followed by Genevieve Waller's 10. They outscored the Lady Predators 39-17 through three quarters and cruised the rest of the way.
Boo Luther paced Fox Creek with nine points.
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Reach David Lee at (706) 823-3216 or david.lee@augustachronicle.com.

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