By Les Dixon For the Times-Tribune
WILLIAMSBURG - Despite only having a couple of practices with his entire team, Patrick Robinson was able to help guide his Williamsburg Yellow Jackets past Lynn Camp Tuesday, 62-49.
The Wildcats (1-1) had no answer for the Williamsburg (1-0) duo of Corey Shelton and Andrew Griffith.
Shelton finished the game with 28 points, scoring 12 in the fourth quarter while Griffith finished the contest with 14 points.
“Without Skyler (Griffith) in the line up, we've had a bit more emphasis getting the ball to both of them,” Robinson said. “I was really proud of the way both of them responded. I thought Andrew took over in the first half, and Corey did a fantastic job in the second half. He hit some shots and shot well from the free-throw line.”
Lynn Camp coach Eric Swords admitted his team's strategy was to keep both Shelton and Griffith from scoring, but early foul trouble hampered his team.
“We got in foul trouble early and that hurt,” Swords said. “Our game plan all along was to make other players step up and score for them, but foul trouble got us.”
Lynn Camp was paced in scoring by Skylar McFarland's 22-point effort while Justin Hammonds scored 11 points for the Wildcats.
“I'm proud of our effort,” Swords said. “We were down by 20 at halftime and got as close as 11 points. We didn't quit.”
Lynn Camp jumped out to a 5-4 edge two minutes into the first quarter after a three-pointer by Hammonds, but a 7-0 run by Williamsburg was all the Yellow Jackets needed to take control of the game.
Powered by the play of both Shelton and Griffith, Williamsburg built a 24-10 edge at the end of the first quarter.
Shelton scored 10 of his 14 first half points during the game's first eight minutes while Griffith added nine of his 13 points. The two players combined to score 27 points in the first half, helping the Yellow Jackets grab a 37-17 advantage at halftime.
Lynn Camp turned the ball over 12 times during the first half and was held scoreless in the second quarter for almost six minutes.
The Wildcats did manage to knock down three three-pointers, as McFarland added eight points during the first half.
Williamsburg 62, Lynn Camp 49
Lynn Camp 10 7 14 18 – 49
Williamsburg 24 13 6 19 – 62
Lynn Camp (49) - Hopkins 2, McFarland 22, Elliott 3, Wilson 3, Hammonds 11, Allen 6, Withrow 2.
Williamsburg (62) - Shelton 28, Poore 5, Sizemore 12, Griffith 14, Rose-Creekmore 3.
Yellow Jackets open the season with 62-49 win over Lynn Camp
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