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Demons prescription not what Dog (tor) ordered
CAMDENS CHASE TRUSDALE (center) is sandwiched by L-Es Michael Sumpter (3) and Bobby Gary (1) as they fight for a rebound in Fridays game.
There isn’t enough sugar in a candy store to have made this medicine go down.One week after Camden took his team out of its offensive rhythm by employing several different zone defenses in a 62-61 Bulldog victory a week ago, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Derek Belton took a “what’s good for the goose is good for gander” approach when the two rivals met Friday night inside the Dog Pound.Causing the hosts fits by changing up several different zone schemes, the Demons thumped the hosts, 67-53, to gain a split of the season series between the two rivals.On a night in which his team led for the game’s final 21 minutes and six seconds, Belton said this one all boiled down to his team’s taking a page out of the Camden (3-1) defensive game plan and force-feeding it to the Dogs.“What Coach (Garrett) Knight and I said was, ‘Let’s give Camden a little bit of their own medicine,’” Belton said. “In the first half, we ran a 1-3-1 (zone set) and a 1-3-1 half-court (trap) to extend the defense and to slow them down. We were double-teaming the inside and focused on Josh (Council) outside.