Chipley shuts down Baker

Baker boys basketball

Baker School's Justin Morgan takes the ball hard to the basket against Chipley's Justin Cambell on Friday.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 02:39 PM.

BAKER — On nights when baskets are hard to come by, a coach can only hope for  better days and try to find positives from which to build.

Baker School's boys basketball team had one of those nights Friday as the Gators connected on just seven shots in a 65-28 loss to District 3-1A foe Chipley.

"We had to hope they shot the ball poorly, which they didn't," Gator Coach Mike Martello said. "And we had to hope that we shot the ball very well, which I didn't think we did.

"We did play hard, and that's a credit to the guys. We had some real good plays made by hustle and that's kind of what you hope for when you're up against a team like that."

The Tigers took a quick lead on a Bradley Hall basket six seconds into the game. Baker tied the game on a Justin Morgan basket with 7:26 left in the first quarter.

Chipley then went on a 23-1 run to close out the first quarter and take control of the game.

Tyrome Sharpe did most of the damage for the Tigers, scoring 12 of his game-high 18 points in the quarter.

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