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Dogs can't close the deal in 47-41 loss
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If you are old enough to remember when a record would skip and play the same part of the song over and over again on a record player, you can probably sympathize with the plight which Camden head coach Ron McKie found himself in on Tuesday.McKie watched as his Bulldogs hit 41 points and took a three-point lead over visiting Lakewood with four minutes left to go in the regular season opener played on the Michael G. Culp Court. From there, the Camden offense went around and around and never got back in the groove.Meanwhile, the Gators closed with a flourish, scoring the final nine points of the night to leave the Dog Pound with a 47-41 victory.The closing segment of this contest marked a disturbing trend for the Dogs who experienced similar offensive droughts last season which carried over to this year. With no “go-to” scorer, McKie’s troops struggled to close out the Gators in a game in which Camden held a seven-point lead midway through the third quarter.That, however, was just part of the problem for the Camden offense.