Hard Fought Win By The Colonels

The Magruder Colonels played against the Wootton Patriots.

At the start of the game #5 Nick Griffin takes over and help start the Colonels lead. From the looks of the 1st this is going to be a very closet game. Both teams are playing up to their abilities ending the half 18-18. Going into half Wootton is giving the great all mighty Colonels a headache, but with #5 Nick Griffin shooting like he is with 16 points Magruder still have control of the game at half 39-34 Colonels. Magruder comes out of half playing like the team they are, blocking shots, forcing turnovers, sharing the ball, playing defense, grabbing rebounds, and shooting and scoring like no other.

The Patriots are struggling to get a shot off with the Colonels hands in their face. But the Patriots are showing fight, shutting down #4 Garland Owens and not giving up with 57-46 Magruder going into the fourth. #5 Nick Griffin, #10 JJ Epps, #22 Justin Witmer are running the court, beating Wootton on the offensive side of the ball with their passing, amazing shooting, and pure hustle.

In the fourth quarter Wootton is letting the lead get bigger and bigger #10 JJ Epps and #5 Nick Griffin is tag teaming the Patriots on offense. with 37.7 left on the clock #5 Nick Griffin hits another 3 pointer to have 40 points that ties the record that was set over 20 years ago.

Special congratulation to Nick Griffin and the records he beat this evening, Awesome Game Nick!

Final Score Magruder Colonels 78 Wootton Patriots 55

From The Coaches Corner:

Magruder Colonels Head Coach: Says “it was a special night with Nick Griffin tied two records, with 10 3s in one game, 40 points in one game and with JJ Epps with 14 assists it was a wonderful night”

Wootton Patriots Head Coach: Says “we would of like to done a little more than we did in the second half, if we were able to shoot and make more shots, then I think we could have had a chance in this game, you can’t say enough about Nick Griffin, the kid did his own score like 10 3-pointers and 40 points if it take that kind of effort to beat us I think I can live with that”

Magruder Colonels Stats: #10 JJ Epps 7 points, 2 rebounds, 14 assists, 1 steal, #5 Nick Griffin 40 points, 2 rebounds, #4 Garland Owens 7 points, 4 rebound, 1 steal, 1 assist, #22 Justin Witmer 12 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assist, #33 Luke Ruland 10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, #30 Cameron Royster s 1 steal,

Wootton Patriots Stats: #3 17 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assists, 2 steal, #1 6 points, 1 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, #2 3 points, 1 rebound, 2 steal, #11 15 points, 6 rebounds,  #50 6 points, 2 rebounds, #12 5 points, 1 assist, #21 3 points, 1 rebounds,

Story by Kyle Hall

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