December 24th , 2012 0:17 am Leave a comment

Happy Valley, Unaka lose in Trailblazer


GRAY — After trailing the first 19 minutes, Happy Valley got a spark in the third quarter from Josh Price.
It wouldn’t be enough to tame the Falcons.
Volunteer took command in the fourth quarter, taking advantage of breaks as the Tribe struggled to make a basket on the offensive end, and held on for a 44-42 win over the Warriors in Friday’s prep opener at the Next Level Basketball Trailblazer Classic at Snyder Gymnasium.
“We didn’t make shots,” said Happy Valley coach Chuck Babb, whose team falls to 3-10 on the season. “You’ve got to be able to score. We held them there in the third and got the lead. We picked up the pace in the fourth and didn’t score.”
Daniel Boone used an array of buckets in the first quarter to build a lead that was too hard to overcome on its home court.
Inititally, with the exception of Logan Carrier, who scored 16 of the Rangers’ first 19 points and a game-high 27 overall (six treys), Unaka struggled to match the firepower of the ’Blazers in its third straight game in as many days.
When the Rangers found their offense, there wasn’t enough time on the clock to make a difference.


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