Big fourth lifts Bobcats past Gators

Baker boys basketball

Wilder Kersey turns the corner past Paxton’s Austin Carnley.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 01:44 AM.

BAKER — The Baker School boys basketball team stood toe-to-toe with a talented Paxton squad taking everything the Bobcats could throw at them for three quarters Monday night.

The Gators trailed the Bobcats 41-40 heading into the final period. But the fourth quarter was a different story as Paxton pulled away to a 67-45 win.

“We finally got the guys in there and got our rhythm,” Bobcat coach Jeff Bradley said of his teams fourth quarter explosion. “We were just trying to find some chemistry early with some different guys in the lineup.

“It was a little smaller lineup than we usually put out there, but once the game went on we got our rhythm going. It was good learning experience for us.”

William Anderson scored 24 seconds into the game to give Paxton (5-0) its first lead of the night.

Baker answered with six straight points on a Richard Stroheker free throw, a pair of free throws by Austin Martin and a 3-point basket by Brooks Taylor.

The first quarter went back and forth between the teams and ended with the squads tied 12-12.

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