In a game that had Colbert Leopard fans clearly disappointed with the officiating, the Caddo Bruins took the win at 47-30 on Tuesday night at home in their first game since placing second in the Bryan County Tournament on Saturday.
Garrett McMichael and Daniel Stone shared in lead scoring with each giving 14 points to the Bruin win. Patrick Joines offered 9 points followed by Gage McMichael and Clay Argo who each contributed 4 points.
For the Leopards, Macklain Marquez led in scoring with 14 points followed by James Copley with and Logan Corbett with 3.
Stone opened the game for the Bruins by putting in the first basket of the game that was followed up by a three pointer launched by Copley for the Leopards. Argo fired back for Caddo with a three pointer of his own before the remainder of the period’s points would stack up at the free throw line for Caddo with Joines, Stone and Garrett McMichael adding up 9 points before closing out the period ahead of the Leopards at 14-4.
The second quarter opened with a 5 point gain for the Bruins with a three point hit and resulting foul netted an additional two points from Joines’ free throws. Those would be the only points of the period for the Bruins however as Colbert put in an additional 7 points with a basket and two free throws from Marquez and an additional three pointer courtesy of Copley that brought the score to 19-10 and the Leopards closing the spread over the first period by 1 point at the half.
Returning in period three, the Bruins jumped in with a 7-0 run before Logan Corbett took a turn at the basket and gave the Leopards an additional 3 points with a bucket followed up with a free throw. Ronnie Rickman then put one in for the Leopards to brings the score to 26-15. Daniel Stone picked it up for the Bruins to start an 8-5 run before Marquez pushed in another 3 points for the Leopards. Joines however would have the last word with a layup for Caddo before running out the clock with the score at 36-18 for the Bruins headed into the final period.
With the Bruins again seeing the first points of the final round from Garrett McMichael at the basket, things heated up on both sides as Marquez and Ryan Baker gained 4 more points at the free throw line for Colbert while Stone and Argo visited the line next for Caddo to earn an additional 3 for the Bruins that brought the score to 41-22 in and Caddo still leading. Each side mirrored a three pointer next from Gage McMichael for Caddo and Copley for Colbert as time began to wind down.
Copley and Stone squeezed in the final 3 for the Bruins just before the final 5 points of the game, including the last three point stretch were thrown in by Marquez for the Leopards before Caddo again gained possession and wound it down to win it with the final score at 47-30 for the Bruins.
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