Second quarter rally propels Vikings past Bulldogs in District 2-6A play

Crestview boys basketball

Crestview's Ronnie Baylark fires up a shot against Fort Walton Beach on Tuesday during the District 2-6A basketball game between the Bulldogs and Vikings in Fort Walton Beach.

Published: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11:24 PM.


FORT WALTON BEACH — Fort Walton Beach head basketball coach John Lavin knows that basketball can be a game of runs.

And his team had the biggest in Tuesday night’s District 2-6A showdown against Crestview.

Leading 24-22 with just over two minutes to go in the second quarter, Fort Walton Beach ended the first half on a 12-2 spurt, giving the Vikings a 12-point lead, one they would never relinquish in a 66-54 win.

“Proud of the effort tonight,” said Lavin. “We did a good job to establish the lead there at the end of the half. That gave us a big cushion coming out after halftime, which we needed. My hat is off to Crestview, I thought they were the more aggressive team in the second half.”

University of South Florida signees Drew Davis and John Egbunu combined to score 36 points, with Davis leading the way with a season-high 21 points. The 5-foot-10 guard scored six of FWB’s 12 points in the half-ending run, and closed the game with eight straight free throws to seal the victory after Crestview had narrowed the gap to 57-51 with under two minutes left.

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