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Bethlehem uses balanced attack to beat Troy in Suburban Council action.

 

-After a slow starting 1st quarter by both teams, Bethlehem used a 14-2 spurt in the first 5 minutes of the 2nd quarter to build a double-digit margin. A Will Davis bucket at the halftime buzzer gave the Eagles a 34-20 halftime lead over the Flying Horses.

 

 

-Bethlehem maintained a double digit lead the whole third quarter and took a 45-32 lead into the 4Q.

 

-Troy used an 18-10 run to start the 4Q to cut the lead to 5 (55-50) after a Latyce Faison three pointer with 1:40 left in the game. The Flying Horses cut the lead to 3 points twice in the final minute and then eventually got the deficit down to 1 point with 0:04 left in the game after a Nazaire Merritt three point play.

 

 

Bethlehem was then fouled and made 1 of 2 free throws to give them a 2 point lead (59-57). Troy was forced to go the length of the floor after the made free throw and couldn’t get a shot off as time expired, giving Bethlehem the 59-57 win.

 

 (Photo by Crysta Ryan)

 

Bethlehem’s leading scorers were Braden Laclair with 12 points, Erik Salo had 11 points and Jakob Laclair had 10.

 

Troy’s Kevin Ledesma-Mora led the way with 17 points and Nazaire Merritt had 15 points.

 

Final scoring stats with full play by play HERE:

  

 

End 1Q

Halftime

End 3Q

Final

Troy

11

20

32

57

Bethlehem

14

34

45

59

 

Troy video highlights

 

Bethlehem video highlights

 

 

Troy

 

Bethlehem

5

3PT SHOOTING

3

2-8

FREE THROWS

14-20

25%

FT %

70%

1

LEADS

3

2

LARGEST LEAD

17

     
 

Top Scorers

 
     

Troy

Kevin Ledesma-Mora #5

17

Troy

Nazaire Merritt #44

15

Bethlehem

Braden Laclair #24

12

Bethlehem

Erik Salo #5

11

 

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