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