Devils can’t overcome slow start


Kerry Naylor

Mason Yingling led the Devils against Southern Fulton with 12 points.

When you spend two quarters or so just trying dig out of a massive ditch, there’s not always the energy left to get over the hump.

In the case of the Bellwood-Antis basketball team, the ditch was an 18-2 first quarter deficit last night on the road at Southern Fulton.

The Devils battled back, smothered the Indians’ offense in the second quarter, and got within four in the third.

But by the fourth there just wasn’t much left in the tank. The Indians went on to win 46-34.

Southern Fulton limited B-A to single-digit scoring in three of the four quarters, including a low of six in the fourth quarter with the game on the line.

After falling behind big the Devils got back into it by holding Southern to four points in the second.

Mason Yingling led the Devils with 12 points, including a pair of threes.  Clay Engle added 10.

Leading scorer Trent Walker, who scored his 1,000th point on Friday, was held in check, getting just four points.

B-A fell to 11-4 on the season.