GURDON - The Gurdon Go-Devils scored 23 points in the second quarter and came of the halftime to put up 26 more points in a 69-46 win over Haskell Harmony Grove on Tuesday night.
The Go-Devils are 5-4 overall and was led by Cameron Gulley with 21 points, who was closely followed by BJ Brewer with 20 points in the victory.
“They got out of the gate quick,” Gurdon head basketball coach David Davis said. “We started reeling them in late in the first quarter, but they hit a big shot at the buzzer. Our pressure and three-point shooting took over after that.”
The Go-Devils hit nine 3-pointers in the win and forced Haskell Harmony Grove into 28 turnovers. Gurdon out scored Haskell 49-15 during the second and third quarters.
Harmony Grove jumped out to a 19-12 first quarter lead, but that was all the Cardinals enjoyed during the game. Gulley put in two baskets, Brewer scored twice, Donald Haynie added a basket and Xavier Pojular-Granda scored inside.
The Cardinals were up by seven points, but Gurdon turned up its defensive pressure and Gulley started hitting shots from long range. Gulley made three 3-pointers in the second quarter to get the Go-Devils going. He added two free throws to finish with 11 points in the second period alone. KJ Tidwell and Trent Harper both hit 3-pointers for Gurdon, while Brewer added two baskets and two of four free throws.
Gurdon led 35-24 by halftime.
And there was more to come in the third quarter when Brewer heated up for two 3-pointers and two baskets for 10 points. Gulley added a 3-pointer and a three-point play. Haynie put in a 3-pointer and Caleb Redford had a basket and completed a three-point play. The Go-Devils outscored the Cardinals 26-10 in the third quarter to take a 61-34 lead.
Haynie scored six points and Redford added a basket in the fourth quarter for Gurdon.
“Kagon Morrison conducted a clinic on pressure application most of the game,” Davis said. “We are very fortunate to have a post player willing to defend away from the basket the way he does. Caleb Redford also had a great game defensively. Cam Gulley, BJ Brewer and Donald Haynie led us again offensively.”
Haynie finished with 11 points for Gurdon, while Redford added seven. Tidwell and Harper had three points each, while Morrison and Pojular-Granda had a basket apiece in the victory.