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PHS escapes WSHS with 3-point win | Preston Citizen

PHS escapes WSHS with 3-point win

December 4, 2012
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By TERESA CHIPMAN 

PHS sports writer

DAYTON – Preston played one game this last week but it was a good one.

The cross-county rivalry with West Side is alive and kicking and this time around the Indians prevailed.

On Friday, Nov. 30, Preston was able to pull off a 44-41 win against a more experienced Pirate basketball team in Dayton.

The Indians jumped out to an early lead of 9-1 in the first quarter. West Side didn’t just give up, though, and was able to cut that lead to just five with seconds left in the quarter.

In what was one of the defining moments of the game at the end of the first quarter, Preston’s Dalton Lloyd heaved the ball from well beyond half court for a three-point basket that gave Preston some momentum they badly needed.

The Indians maintained that lead for much of the game with the Pirates trailing by nine, 34-23 as late as the start of the fourth quarter.

West Side’s Paul Stegelmeier and Preston’s Derek Fryar, 20, tussle for control of the ball during a cross-county rivalry game in Dayton on Friday. The Indians escaped with a three-point win.

“We played pretty well the first three quarters,” Preston head coach Tyler Jones said. “They got a little momentum going in the last stanza, hit some shots and got the crowd going.

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