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East Knox’s Trent Gilmore (45) and Demetrius Susi (5) as well as Danville’s Thomas Hawk (4), Andy Payne (12) and Cole Dorsey (32) chase a loose ball in the second quarter of Friday’s Mid-Buckeye Conference game.
East Knox’s Trent Gilmore (45) and Demetrius Susi (5) as well as Danville’s Thomas Hawk (4), Andy Payne (12) and Cole Dorsey (32) chase a loose ball in the second quarter of Friday’s Mid-Buckeye Conference game. (Photo by Bill Davis) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
January 25, 2014 2:17 am EST

 

HOWARD — For the first time in three years, the East Knox Bulldogs can say they swept the Danville Blue Devils.

Friday’s boys basketball game was everything it was supposed to be. It was competitive, hard-fought and emotional. Both teams slugged it out and played to the top of their game.

East Knox was just a little bit better on Friday.

The Bulldogs finally pulled away from their archrival with a 10-3 run in the fourth period to win, 64-58, at East Knox High School.

“Our kids were ready to play tonight,” said East Knox head coach Jeremy Hubbard. “We just had a lot of poise.”

In their last meeting in December, East Knox held on despite a 40-point performance from Danville’s Andy Payne. Hubbard’s goal on Friday was to keep Payne in check.

The Bulldogs did, limiting the senior to 15 points and nine boards.

“They broke us down,” said Danville head coach Josh Middleton. “They got to the middle and we didn’t know how to react to it.”

 

 

 

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