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Meadowview boys press to win over Lowndes

It started as a tight game.

Then the third quarter hit and Meadowview Christian was able to put down the clamps on defense and boost itself to a huge win over Lowndes Academy 55-38.

The game started slowly for Meadowview (13-4) and as cold as they started, Lowndes (2-16) was equally as hot.

“We started off making our shots and that really helped us in the first half,” said Lowndes assistant Jeff Lowell.

However, the Trojans were not to go down on senior night quietly.

“We went in at halftime and made some adjustments to our press,” said Meadowview coach Robby Redd. “When we came back out we were able to get them (Lowndes) out of their rhythm.”

Down 25-20 at the half, the Trojans were able to use five steals in the third quarter to shut out Lowndes and pull into the lead 37-25.

The fourth quarter went much like the one before it with the Trojans press forcing more Rebel mistakes.

By the end, the Trojans were able to pull out a comfortable victory.

“I was pleased with almost every aspect of the third and fourth quarters,” Red said. “We didn’t shoot well in the first half, but they didn’t let that affect them.”

Adam Brown was the leader on both sides of the court for Meadowview gathering seven steals and scoring a team-high 11 points.

Daniel Blackmon and Justin Friene both provided double-digit efforts with 11 and 10 points respectively for the Trojans.

Lowndes was led in scoring by Hank McIntosh, who had a game high 13 points.

“I’m just really proud of the way we hustled tonight, we got the win and in the end that is all that matters,” Red said.

The Trojans return to action Friday night against Marengo Academy in Linden.