MILTON — The Crestview Bulldogs men’s basketball team faced the Milton Panthers Friday night. It was a close game, but the Bulldogs left Panther home turf with a three-point win, 47-50.

The Bulldogs maintained control of the game’s tempo from the start. Whatever the Bulldogs wanted to do they did at will. Crestview played man-to-man and pressed Milton as the Panthers tried to inbound the ball. Standing out at the start of the game was Marcus Purcell scoring nearly half of the Bulldogs total points with 21. Not to be outdone was Chris Basil with 16 points. They were 74 percent of the team’s offence.

Purcell was able to score however he wanted shooting the three, slashing to the rim and making pull up jumpers. As he ran the point guard, Purcell also got others involved the game as well.

Basil was able to run the floor, get on the free-throw line and energize his team with a never-say-quit attitude.

Milton tried to slowdown these two, but the Panthers just could not take the lead. Crestview is 9-3 with a league record of 1-0.