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Williston Varsity turns back Chiefland

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By Steve Jarboe

In a non-district game played on Jan. 25, the Red Devils made the short trip to Chiefland to take on an improving Indian varsity basketball team.

After jumping out to a quick 9-0 lead, the Red Devils began to go to their bench in a game that the Red Devils hoped to be a warm up for their meeting with Santa Fe Jan. 26.

Playing their starters sparingly in the first two quarters, the Red Devils held a 17-8 lead after one quarter and continued to hold a 29-18 lead at the half.

As the third quarter got under way the Red Devils extended their lead to 36-18 before once again going to their bench. The Red Devils continued to hold a 53-36 lead after three quarters of play.

It was the big fourth quarter come back put on by the Indians that forced the Red Devils to put their starters back on the floor. 

At the five minute mark, Red Devil Head Coach Steve Faulkner called a time out saying his team was being out-played by the Indians, The Indians had cut the lead to just nine points with  five minutes remaining.

The whistles from the officials went silent under the Red Devils’ basket as several times the Red Devil players were crushed going for a layup. 

With the re-insertion of the starters, the Red Devils went on for a 68-57 win.

 Earl Brown led the Red Devils in scoring with his limited playing time with 23 points. Alex Porter had 14 points and Tre Wilson added 11 points. Austin Sheffield led the Indians with 14 points and Kyle Weeks added 12 points for the Indians.