Holmes County teams up on Baker

Published: Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 05:01 AM.

But the first basket of the night belonged to Jonathan Williams. Fittingly Williams hit a 3-point basket of his own to start things off in a sign of things to come from the Blue Devils.

Miles then hit three straight 3-pointers to push the Blue Devil lead to 12-0. Walker scored his first points of the night on a pair of free throws and Miles hit a driving layup to complete the 16-0 opening run by the Blue Devils.

Justin Morgan broke the Baker scoring drought with 2:30 left in the first quarter but the damage had already been done.

Holmes County pushed the lead to 23-6 at the end of the first quarter and 38-18 at the half.

Although the Gators (4-6, 1-3) trailed by 20 they wouldn’t go away.

Josh Hartzog led a gutsy Baker effort to stay in the game. The Gator point guard refused to be intimidated by Walker’s presence in the lane and he continually took the ball to the basket whether Walker was looming in the shadows or not.

At game’s end Hartzog had scored an impressive 22 points. And much to their credit the Gators had answered the bell rather than folding under the weight of what seemed to be an insurmountable lead.

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