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Third quarter surge carries Bulldogs past Knights, 74-50
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NORTH CENTRALS MARKELL PORTEE makes his move toward the basket while Camdens Nyicere Greene (15) sprints down the floor to led defensive help in Wednesdays season opener on the Michael G. Culp Court at Camden High. - photo by Tom Didato
Answering the second half bell like a boxer coming out and looking to deliver a knockout blow, Camden used a 14-3 run to open the third quarter and was finally able to put some breathing room between itself and visiting in-county rival North Central. After having opened a 17-point --- 46-29 --- third quarter advantage, the AAA hosts went on to a comfortable 74-50 win over the visiting Knights in the season opener for both sides in a Wednesday night game played on the Michael G. Culp Court inside the Dog Pound at Camden High. With his Bulldogs entering the locker room at halftime holding to a slim 32-26 advantage after NC’s Markell Portee closed the first 16 minutes of action with a 30-plus foot, 3-point bomb at the buzzer, CHS head coach Ron McKie went about addressing some of the things his squad did wrong in the first half against their AA rivals.