Woodlawn’s Treys Help Overcome 33-Point Effort From Rison’s Marsh
WOODLAWN – Woodlawn found its range late as the Bears used their 3-point shooting and free throws to overcome a 33-point performance by Rison’s Frederick Marsh and pull away late for 92-78 victory over the Wildcats Monday night before a packed house at the Woodlawn Gym.
Marsh could practically do no wrong in the second half, scoring 23 of his 33 points over the final two quarters, including a dozen in the third period as Rison turned a 33-32 halftime deficit into an eight-point lead.
Woodlawn’s Austin Weatherford drained a trey to start the second half to put the Bears up 36-32, but Rison came storming back, reeling off an 18-6 run that put the ‘Cats up by eight about midway through the third.
After Weatherford’s 3, Landric Lea had a bucket and then Marsh converted on a three-point play after he was fouled on a layup, giving Rison a 37-36 lead. Another score by Marsh made it 39-36 Wildcats before Weatherford hit another trey to even it up. Lea came came with a basket for Rison but a 3-pointer from Woodlawn’s Cole Reynolds gave the Bears a 42-41 lead.
That’s about the time that Woodlawn began to sputter on offense while Rison began to find its rhythm.
It started when Malik Chavis muscled his way inside for a bucket to give the Wildcats a 43-42 lead. Then Chris Lawson, Marsh and Chavis followed with three more baskets and when Chavis hit the first of two free throws, Rison suddenly had the momentum and a 50-42 lead midway through the third quarter.
To read the full article, see the January 10, 2018 print or e-Herald edition of The Herald.