Down 17-6 after the first quarter, both teams experienced sloppy play on offense — failing several times to get any rhythm going up and down the court. Lone Grove was able to take advantage of the many miscues of Marlow, stepping into passing lanes and intercepting Outlaw passes for fast-break points. Lone Grove committed its share of turnovers, ending the game with 17 but benefited from good shooting behind the arc and from the free throw line. Lone Grove was 16-of-28 free throw shooting and 3-of-9 from behind the arc.
“I told the guys at halftime, it’s not impossible to come back and win this ball game,” Wilkerson said. “If you’re down that much, you can do the same to the other team. You can counter whatever they’re doing. If they can get a 20 point lead on you, you can do the same to them.
“You just have to go and fight and protect the ball and be physical. In the second half, we started to do that.”
Marlow will travel to Elgin this Friday night.