Bulldogs drop first summer league game

Garrett Klein goes up for the shot in Princeton’s summer league game against South Johnston last Thursday. (Michael Held photo)

BY MICHAEL HELD

Sports editor

PRINCETON—The Princeton boys basketball team hosted South Johnston last Thursday in the first of six summer league games the Bulldogs are scheduled to host this summer.

Behind the strength of knocking down 11 three-pointers and the inside-outside duo of C.J. Ray and David Honeycutt, the Trojans upended Princeton 69-51 in the modified game that had a running clock and awarded points for fouls incurred over the first three quarters in lieu of sending players to the foul line.

South Johnston jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter as the Trojans nailed a trio of three-pointers within the game’s first seven minutes.

The Bulldogs cut into what was as much as an 11-point first half lead for their guests in the third quarter and got as close as 30-26 on a Lamar Wilkins three-point play with just under five minutes to play in the period. However, South Johnston’s Honeycutt proceeded to catch fire knocking down three shots from behind the three-point line and one long two-pointer in a matter of minutes to stretch the Trojans’ lead to 18 entering the final quarter.

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