Bulldogs leave Eagle feathers on the court
There was an effervescent energy radiating as the Marlin Bulldogs headed home from their non-district basketball game on Dec. 11 at Rio Vista. What started as a seemingly well-matched game quickly turned out to be another slam dunk.
Tremayne Richardson sank two free throws with only minutes left in the final quarter, bumping the score past double that of the Eagles and ending the match with a score of 52-25.
Rio Vista took the tip off and drove the ball towards their court, but Marlin quickly took over, bringing in two baskets within the first three minutes of play. From there, the two teams battled their way up the scoreboard two points at a time, taking turns with the winning score. By the end of the first quarter, Rio Vista was ahead by a mere two points.
The second quarter started off the same as the first, with both teams struggling to put their best offensive and defensive feet forward simultaneously. With only five minutes until halftime, the dogs knew it was time to pull ahead. The Eagles’ free throws were no match for the passion behind Marlin’s multi-point streak, heading into the break with a score of 21-13.
Marlin took possession of the ball at the start of the third quarter and didn’t give it up long enough for the Eagles to score until there was less than two minutes in the quarter. A total of 14 points were scored by the Bulldogs over the course of an eight-basket spell. In comparison to Rio Vista’s two double point field goals, you could say the Bulldogs swept the court with Eagle feathers.
The final section of the match was much like the previous one, with the Bulldogs making a racket with their repetitive sunken orbs. Rio Vista managed to make intermittent two-pointers between Marlin’s vie for widening the score gap.
Derion Gullette (So), Ty Harris (Jr), Trajon Butler (So), and Tydae Mayes (Sr) were all-stars throughout the game, executing their skills with finesse. Gullette brought in 19 points, seized a total of 10 rebounds and performed multiple masterfully enacted assists. Harris brought in nine points throughout the course of the evening, while his other two teammates each brought home at least one point with every score attempt of the night. Together, they succeeded in adding an additional 13 points, six assists and three steals. Junior Tremayne Richardson and sophomore K’jahmarrey Wilson also contributed points to the win.
Marlin will take on the Cameron Yoemen for another non-district game this Saturday, Dec. 19, Cameron has won eight of the nine games they have played thus far, leaving questions of how this match will play out. See for yourself at noon in the Marlin High School Gymnasium.