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David Douglas stays hot to the finish

Scots pull away in the fourth quarter to beat Reynolds 70-60

Photo Credit: THE OUTLOOK: TROY WAYRYNEN - David Douglas John Morris knocks the ball loose from Reynolds Cody Starr on a fastbreak Friday night.

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The David Douglas boys basketball team erased a six-point deficit late in the third period to down Reynolds 70-60 in a packed gym Friday night.

The Scots relied on solid defense and the 3-ball to close out the victory. David Douglas surged in front 47-45 at the end of the third period on a pair of long balls by John Morris and Lamariea Taylor.

The Scots kept up the hot hand in the fourth when guard Charles Jones beat three Reynolds defenders to reach the rim for a 58-52 lead as the clock moved under four minutes. Teammate Dwight Dew connected on an open 3 from the corner to put the Scots up 63-56 with 2:17 to play.

David Douglas closed out the victory by going 8-for-10 from the free-throw line down the stretch.

The win puts the Scots (13-1) into a four-way tie for first place in the early-season MHC standings.

Look for expanded game coverage in our Tuesday, Jan. 20, print edition.

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