MARIETTA — The Kingston Redskins put three players in double figures and had a strong night shooting from the floor as they pulled away for a 58-39 victory over the Marietta Indians Tuesday night at the Marietta high school gym.
R.J. Weeks paced the Redskins with 18 points, including two 3-pointers, and was four of five from the line. Jacob Germany, the 6-10 Redskin post, finished with 16 points, six rebounds and four of five from the charity stripe. Conner Brister had 15 points for Kingston.
Kingston (3-0) doubled up Marietta 20-10 after the first quarter and maintained a 30-21 lead at intermission.
The Redskins limited the Indians in the third as they took complete control down the stretch. Kingston hit 6 of 8 from the floor and was 10 of 13 from the line in the third as they out-scored Marietta 20-9 to take a 50-30 advantage to the final period.
“We wanted to come out and have a strong third period because in our first two games we were weak out of the locker room and almost blew good leads,” Kingston coach Taylor Wiebener said. “We have started strong, but it seemed like we lost some intensity and strength in the second half. But this is a great bunch of players that shoot the basketball well. It should be a fun season.”
Kingston hit 20 of 38 (53 percent) from the floor.
“Kingston came out and executed their game plan well tonight,” Marietta coach Jared Messer said. “They shot the ball well, and we could not match up with them at times.”
Marietta (1-1) was led by Trace Stewart’s eight points. Chris Campos had seven points, and Brayden Ramon chipped in six points for the Indians.
Kingston 20 10 20 8 — 58
Marietta 10 11 9 9 — 39
Kingston (3-0): R.J. Weeks 18, Jacob Germany 16, Conner Brister 15, Jacob Whipkey 5, Stoney Lowe 4.
Marietta (1-1): Trace Stewart 8, Chris Campos 7, Colton Taylor 6, Brayden Ramon 6, Kyler Erwin 3, Bolton Fortune 3, TaGunn Matthews 2, Josh Guerra 2, Zane Nutter 2.