Bulldogs too strong for Braves

Crestview boys basketball

Cresview's Marcelle Moorer drives the baseline on Rasheen Blackmon of Walton.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 02:48 PM.

DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — Powered by a big first quarter, Crestview High School's boys basketball team cruised to a 65-48 win over Walton on Monday.

Walton’s Alex Campbell hit a free throw 31 seconds into the game, giving the Braves a 1-0 lead.

The lead lasted less than 20 seconds.

Crestview’s Ronnie Baylark answered with a 3-point basket at the 7:10 mark in the first quarter, giving the Bulldogs a lead they held the rest of the way.

Baylark’s 3-pointer was followed by a 3-point basket by Rashad Bess as Crestview (5-1) ripped off 17-4 run to end the first quarter.

Bess' basket was followed by a 2-point score from Walton’s Levico Thompson with 6:06 left in the first quarter. Walton didn’t score again until Nitro Gee connected on a basket with 23 seconds left in the period.

Five Bulldogs scored between the Thompson and Gee baskets. Jerry Aaron, Bess and Baylark scored 2-point baskets. Wesley St. Vil hit a 3-pointer with 3:18 left in the quarter, extending the Bulldog lead to 15-3.

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