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Danville’s Andy Payne (12) goes up for a basket between Marion Catholic defenders Zach Longley-Maddy (21) and Joe Stokes (35) during their game Friday at Danville.
Danville’s Andy Payne (12) goes up for a basket between Marion Catholic defenders Zach Longley-Maddy (21) and Joe Stokes (35) during their game Friday at Danville. (Photo by Fred Main) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
December 29, 2012 7:35 am EST

 

DANVILLE — The Danville boys basketball team came out flatter than a Christmas sugar cookie Friday.

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But, after the first quarter, the Blue Devils got things going defensively, and that turned that cookie into a plump Christmas dinner and they beat visiting Marion Catholic, 77-50.

“We came out flat tonight. We’ve had just one practice this week, there was no jayvee game. There were a lot of things going against us,” said Danville coach Doug Selvey. “I think we needed to wake up a bit and we did. The kids responded well.”

Danville (6-1) may have been going through the motions early, but Marion Catholic’s Lane Flowers came out smoking. The Irish guard hit four 3-pointers in the first quarter, scoring all 14 of the team’s points as Danville held a 16-14 lead after one.

The Devils scored the first seven points of the second quarter and looked like they might be pulling away, but Flowers kept the Irish (1-8) close. He finished the first half with 22 points on 8 of 13 shooting from the field, including 6 of 9 from beyond the 3-point arc, as Danville led just 36-26.

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