While Tuesday night's contest between the Plainview and Marietta boys was billed as a matchup of two fast-paced teams, it was one individual who stole the show.
While Tuesday night’s contest between the Plainview and Marietta boys was billed as a matchup of two fast-paced teams, it was one individual who stole the show.
Plainview’s Blake Nowell finished with a game-high 35 points as Plainview moved to 2-0 on the season with a 56-42 victory over Marietta at the Plainview Activity Center.
In a quick first quarter, both teams came out strong.
Plainview got the upper hand with an early 4-0 run, but was quickly on the back foot as Marietta countered with a 5-0 run to lead at the 5:01 mark of the opening quarter.
Both teams traded baskets for the remainder of the frame, but it was Marietta clinging to a 12-11 advantage at the end of the first.
Less than five minutes into the second, it seemed as Marietta had found its groove offensively, as its advantage had grown to 22-13.
However, Plainview managed to gain some momentum heading into the halftime break and cut the deficit to 22-19.
After the break, it was once again Marietta coming out with the stronger opening in the third.
A quick 7-0 run brought Marietta to a 29-19 at the 6:34 mark of the third quarter.
But just over six minutes later, it was all square at 35-35, before Plainview managed to grab a 37-35 lead going into the fourth quarter.
Down the stretch, despite its best efforts to keep the game close, Marietta couldn’t get any closer than six points.
Plainview managed to go on a 19-7 run to end the game.
Devin Jones added six points for Plainview, with Brock Parham scoring four points.
Taylon Chambers, Cason Dillon, and Drake Sizemore all scored three points in the game.
Marietta (1-1) was led by Garrett Morgan with 10 points followed by Coleton Taylor with nine, and Trace Stewart with eight points.
Marietta will be in action at the Madill Winter Classic tournament on Thursday beginning at Noon against Gunter, TX.
Plainview meanwhile will be hosting the Southern Oklahoma Classic beginning on Thursday, where Plainview will face off against Chickasha at 8:30 p.m. in the opening round.