Big run leads to Cavalier victory

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 10, 2005

Suffolk News-Herald

Lakeland used a 17-0 run in the second quarter to build an insurmountable advantage over home-standing King’s Fork Friday night on the way to a 75-22 win.

In the process, the Cavaliers raised their district record to 4-4 and 7-5 overall.

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The Bulldogs remained in shouting distance early, and the score was 25-13 a few minutes into the second quarter before Lakeland went on a huge run to make the score 42-13 by halftime.

&uot;I still wanted our guys to consistently get better,&uot; said Lakeland coach James Jones, despite the lopsided score. &uot;We’ve played hard all year since day one, and I’m very proud of that, but we haven’t always played as smart as we could have.

&uot;Did your kids run what they’re supposed to run?

Did they still play defense?

We’re always trying to get things to be 100 percent,&uot; said Jones.

On the other side, King’s Fork coach Josh Worrell said, &uot;It was actually the best defensive game we’ve played, but we just couldn’t rebound.

They probably got about 70 percent of their points on second and third chances.&uot;

The Cavaliers were paced by Aston Williams, who led all scorers with 12 points.

Jeffrey Cook also reached double figures with 11, and Jaleel Nelson had eight points.

Eric Silver scored six points to lead King’s Fork.

The Bulldogs have two more home dates next week, against Hickory on Monday, and another intra-Suffolk Darby on Friday versus Nansemond River. The Cavaliers look forward to hosting Oscar Smith on Tuesday.

&uot;We can’t look beyond (the Oscar Smith game),&uot; said Jones, &uot;it’s not a clich\u00E9, it’s just how I am right now.&uot;