DELAWARE — One bad run was enough to end the 2012-13 season for the Fredericktown Freddies.
After scoring seven straight points against Bishop Ready in the Division III district semifinal boys basketball game at Hayes High School, Ready went on a 20-4 run to close out the first half. Despite a late comeback attempt, the Freddies lost to the Silver Knights, 40-35.
Fredericktown went 0-for-9 from the floor during the stretch, scoring only on free throws from Ryan Logan, Curtis Carpenter and Chase Jackson. Ready, meanwhile, connected on 8 out of 13 shots, including back-to-back 3-pointers by Doug Strickler and Ross Etgen late in the first half.
“You’ve got to give a lot of credit to Bishop Ready,” said Fredericktown head coach Mark DeLaney. “They pressured us. They took us out of a lot of things that we wanted to do.”
The Freddies had surged ahead, 9-5, with buckets from the paint by Carpenter and a 3 by Michael Miller. It appeared at that point that Fredericktown could hit from anywhere.
Ready switched to a man-to-man defense at that point. The 9-5 lead became a 25-13 deficit by halftime.
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