Princeton boys take imposing win

Lamar Wilkins maneuvers past the Golden Falcons’ Rakilen Butler for a layup in a Princeton victory. (Michael Held photo)

BY MICHAEL HELD

Sports editor

PRINCETON—The Princeton boys basketball team avenged an earlier loss in the season to C.B. Aycock in what may have been their best game thus far as the Bulldogs took care of the Golden Falcons 54-43 last Tuesday night at home.

Despite having three starters in foul trouble all night, a total team effort fueled the 11-point win. The Bulldogs outscored the Golden Falcons by 11 points in the second quarter to account for the margin of victory.

One of those starters, Colby Sullivan, caught fire in that second quarter scoring 11 of his team-high 17 points to help build a 30-19 lead, which was punctuated going into the locker rooms with a jumper at the buzzer.

“I was a little worried in the first half when I had three of our starters on the bench with fouls,” said Princeton coach David Cobb. “It was a hard-fought game.”

Despite the fouls continuing to pile up in the third quarter to the tune of nine fouls whistled against Princeton and just one for C.B. Aycock during one stretch, the Golden Falcons could not put a dent into the Bulldogs’ lead as they went a mere 7-of-19 from the foul line for the game.

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