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January 19, 2014

Blackmon, Giants way too much for Berries

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“One, we can’t come out and play racehorse basketball with a team of this caliber. I mean as bad as our defense was, I thought that was our main problem early. It was 25-10 the first quarter and I thought we had too quick of shots. I think we forgot about how we started the game against McCutcheon. We made some of those shots, but there were several trips early where we came down and made several passes and got the tempo into our liking.

“I think our guys thought that maybe we could come out and beat Marion 85-80 and obviously we can’t beat too many teams that way, especially a team with the caliber of athletes that these guys have.”

The Giants were expected to be state championship contenders with the arrival of the Blackmons and they certainly looked like it on Friday night. They at least reestablished themselves as the big favorite to win the upcoming Kokomo Sectional. They beat Kokomo by 24 on Dec. 20 at Memorial Gym.

Wamsley and Carter Skaggs each had 14 points to lead the Berries. Matt Jennings was also in double figures with 10. Brink had eight, Jalen Adaway scored six and Palmer added five.

Vijay Blackmon added 12 points and Reggie Jones had 11 for the Giants.

James Blackmon Jr. surpassed the 2,000 point career milestone Saturday night in a win over Mississinewa.

Logan hosts Richmond next Friday.

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