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January 17, 2014

Yellow Jackets break out of slump, pick up 60-39 win over Lynn Camp

LYNN CAMP — One losing skid had to come to an end during Thursday's match-up between Lynn Camp and Williamsburg, and fortunately for Yellow Jacket fans, it was their team that pulled off the 60-39 win.

Williamsburg (6-10) forced 17 turnovers while snapping a three-game losing skid by defeating the Wildcats, 60-39.

Patrick Robinson's squad trailed 7-5 entering the second quarter, but Robinson rallied the troops during the break before the second quarter began, and the Yellow Jackets dominated the remaining 24 minutes.

“I told our guys I was sick of us scoring five or six points in a quarter,” Robinson said. “You're not going to beat any one doing that. We started to click in the second quarter and we were able to beat their press and managed to start playing better.

“Against South Laurel all we did was stand around when they began to press,” he added. “But we attacked more tonight, and we were able to score.”

Lynn Camp coach Eric Swords was pleased with his team's first half effort, but once again the Wildcats wore down during the final two quarters of play.

“I thought we really played good in the first half, but the intensity just wasn't there to begin the second half,” he said. “It looked like we were going through the motions out there. We just stood around against the zone and we had 17 turnovers tonight.

“The majority of our turnovers were unforced,” Swords added. “It's been like that most of the season. I thought we were turning the corner. Hopefully, we can get back to playing like we have.”

Lynn Camp (3-13) jumped out to a 7-5 lead heading into the second quarter before seeing Williamsburg take command of the game.

The Yellow Jackets outscored the Wildcats, 20-13, to take a 25-20 edge at halftime despite seeing Skyler McFarland score 11 of his team-high 18 points during the period.

Williamsburg's lead grew to double digits in the third quarter thanks to some hot shooting by Dalton Sizemore, who finished the game with four three-pointers and a game-high 20 points.

The Yellow Jackets led 44-26 going into the fourth quarter and wrapped up the victory by outscoring Lynn Camp, 16-13, during the game's final eight minutes.

“This was a good win for us,” Robinson said. “We need to get a couple of wins under our belts, but we've got another tough game tomorrow against Pineville.”

Williamsburg 60, Lynn Camp 39

Williamsburg  5  20  19  16 – 60

Lynn Camp     7 13    6  13  – 39

Williamsburg (60) – Shelton 4, Lowrie 7, Poore 4, Sizemore 20, Griffith 14, Sulfridge 11.

Lynn Camp (39) – Hopkins 2, Hammonds 9, McFarland 18, Withrow 8, Allen 2.

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