ff It was about this time final yr when the Blanche Ely boys’ basketball staff misplaced a four-extra time thriller to Dillard.
It was a wakeup call that may ignite the Tigers to another state championship.
Following a 1-four stretch, Ely has strung collectively three consecutive victories together with Saturday’s 69-fifty eight over Dillard in a non-district recreation at Blanche Ely Excessive.
Lamont Evans paced Ely (eleven-6) with 21 points, all coming on seven 3-pointers.
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“This was extra like Ely basketball and what we now have been making an attempt to play,” Ely coach Melvin Randall stated. “We lastly appear to be a bit tiger enjoying Tiger basketball. With that we still made a whole lot of errors.”
Ely led from begin to end and led by as many as sixteen points in the second half. Dillard reduce the deficit to 6 factors early in the ultimate quarter, however never acquired any closer.
“Ely was in all probability probably the most aggressive workforce we’ve seen all yr,” Dillard coach Darryl Burrows stated. “We simply by no means adjusted to their aggressiveness. Additionally they hit some huge photographs at the beginning of the sport.”