Valley boys defeat Beulah 84-52 after losing streak
Published 11:17 pm Thursday, December 13, 2018
BEULAH — After suffering a six-game losing streak, the young Valley High School Rams got back to their winning ways in blowout fashion in an 84-52 win against Beulah on Thursday night.
“I felt good about the team’s performance,” Valley boys head basketball coach Marshon Harper said. “We played good defense, we shot the ball well. We didn’t shoot great from the free throw line, but we improved a lot, and [we’re] just happy to get a win. I told the kids I was proud of them, they played hard.”
Valley guard Kintavious Dozier led the Rams in scoring, finishing with 17 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. Markavious Atkinson contributed 15 points, 9 rebounds and a steal. Kalen Sherrell, Davontrez Daniel, Jaden Hamlin and T.J. Winston also finished in double digits for the Rams in the win.
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Beulah guard Tykerious Williams was the only Bobcat to finish in double digits for Beulah, as the senior guard finished with 19 on the night. Eight players did score in the effort for Beulah.
“I told my guys that I was so proud of them tonight because, at one point, they could’ve just folded,” Beulah boys head basketball coach Curtis Noble said. “But we kept our composure, and came back fought hard in the second half. That’s something that I’m pleased with right now.”
There were a few moments where the game got physical for both teams, as many players fell to the ground after tough fouls.
“I think it’s going to help us,” Noble said. “Going down the stretch, we’re going to play some bigger teams who are going to be more physical than we are, and we’re going to try to get there. Games like this, when you play Valley, right across the tracks from us, it’s a game where you have to get after it. Down the road, you’re going to see a lot of progress in us and things that we’ve worked on will come to fruition.”
Both Beulah and Valley return to action tonight. The Bobcats are headed on the road to face Comer, while Valley returns home to face Bullock County.