Boys Basketball Overcome Slow Start to Defeat Gallia

Boys BasketballBoys Basketball Overcome Slow Start to Defeat Gallia

Vincent - Warren couldn’t buy a bucket for the first 10 minutes of Saturday night’s home game against Gallia Academy.

Fortunately for the Warriors, they heated up in the second quarter and then rolled to a 58-35 win over the Blue Devils to improve to 4-3 on the young season.

Warren made just two of their first 20 shot attempts and managed to score just five points in the first quarter.

Gallia scored the first five points of the second period to take a 12-5 lead before the ice cold Warriors finally began to thaw out.

Evan Byrd’s bucket got things started before Brandon Simoniette and Kurt Taylor connected from long range to give Warren it’s first lead of the night at 13-12.

The two former conference rivals traded the lead a few times in the second quarter but a buzzer-beating 3-ball from Taylor sent the Warriors to the locker room with a 22-20 lead despite their frigid start.

“We went into halftime shooting poor and I said I’ve seen 20 before and that sure looked like 20 percent,” joked Warriors head coach Blane Maddox. “We weren’t attacking the basket very well or creating easy turnovers or getting any easy buckets.”

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Vincent, OH 45784
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