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January 8, 2013

HOOP WRAP: Big third propels Mustangs past Bobcats

ORANGEFIELD —

Utilizing a huge spurt in the third quarter, the West Orange-Stark Mustangs got past the Orangefield Bobcats 71-50 in District 21-3A action at Bobcat Gym Tuesday night.

Leading 31-27 early in the third period, the Mustangs closed out the quarter with a 24-3 run and still remain undefeated in 21-3A action.

Laquarious Paige and Tevin Terrell led the Mustangs in the third-period jaunt. Paige filtered in nine of his game-high 23 points in the quarter while Terrell scored all seven of his points in the period.

The Mustangs (14-8, 3-0) forced the Bobcats (12-8, 1-3) into 23 turnovers.

Carl Wiley had another solid outing for the Bobcat attack by scoring 22 points while grabbing five rebounds. Carmichael contributed 11 points and five boards for the Bobcats. Cody Angelle had six points on two three-pointers while Levi Shores contributed five points and led Orangefield with a game-high seven rebounds.

Ten Mustangs got into the scoring column as they used yet another balanced attack and a full-court press to turn back an opponent.

Mustang post Tyrant Thompson tallied 10 points and grabbed five rebounds. Chase Rutledge scored eight points while Brandon Joubert added seven. Paige and Travon Blanchard led the Mustangs with six rebounds apiece while Deionte Thompson, who had a great effort on the defensive end, and Joubert added five rebounds apiece.

The Mustangs led 11-10 at the end of the first period. Wiley kept the Bobcats close by scoring seven points in the quarter.

Six different Mustangs scored in the second quarter with Paige and Thompson scoring four points apiece to help give WO-S a 27-20 edge at intermission.

The Bobcats pulled to within 31-27 with 6:21 left in the third after a Angelle three-point launch.

The Mustangs then took over with Terrell muscling his way into the paint for a pair of quick buckets and then WO-S pulled away after Paige, Joubert and Jarrius Tims buried three-point shots. The Mustangs led 55-30 going to the fourth quarter.

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