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Plattsburg took control of a close contest at Orrick Tuesday night with a 24-point outburst in the second period on the way to a 66-48 win.
The visiting Tigers held an 8-7 edge entering the second period, when Austin Reeves and Taylor Davis keyed the Plattsburg uprising. Davis hit for 9 of his 22 points and Reeves added 7 of his 12 points in the second quarter for the Tigers. Davis added 7 more points in the third quarter as the Tigers stretched their 32-19 halftime lead to 54-32 entering the final 8 minutes.
Orrick Coach Morgan Dickson said his Bearcats let Plattsburg dictate the tempo of the game.
“We can’t play like that,” he said. “We need to do what we do well and not allow ourselves to get out of control. Plattsburg is quick, big and athletic and very good in the open floor.”
Dickson said his team played solid defense in the first quarter, but still had turnover problems. He felt they also played better in the latter part of the third quarter and into the final period.
“This is a good learning experience for us and hopefully we will realize we always need to play our game,” Dickson added.
Dakota Harth and Clayton Jones led the Orrick scoresheet with 10 points apiece, with Joe Kaufman adding 9 and Eric Rodenberg, 5.
Also scoring for the Bearcats, now 7-14 overall, were Anthony Sevart with 4, while Kalija Rogers, Ty Griffin, Cameron McGlothlin, Nick Lafferty and Luke Searcy each added 2.