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Danville’s Bri Staats (15) shoots over East Knox’s Halle Schultz (31), Danielle Totten (35) and Kali Krownapple in the first half of Saturday’s Mid-Buckeye Conference rivalry game. The Bulldogs won, 54-34.
Danville’s Bri Staats (15) shoots over East Knox’s Halle Schultz (31), Danielle Totten (35) and Kali Krownapple in the first half of Saturday’s Mid-Buckeye Conference rivalry game. The Bulldogs won, 54-34. (Photo by Bill Davis) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
January 28, 2013 10:43 am EST

 

DANVILLE — When a rivalry game has a close finish, it can be the most exciting thing in sports.

When it’s a blowout, it can get downright ugly.

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The Danville Blue Devils burst out to a 20-point lead in the second period, then muscled through a physical second half against the scrappy East Knox Bulldogs in Saturday’s 54-34 home victory.

“They were on from the beginning,” said Danville head coach Shane Henry. “This team doesn’t quit. They’re not quitters. They were here when I got here at noon (two hours before tip-off), practicing and shooting baskets. You have to respect that.”

The last time the two Mid-Buckeye Conference rivals played, it was close through the first half. Then Danville ended the suspense and pulled away in the second half, leading to a 30-point victory.

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