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December 8, 2012By Jimmy White of Prattville High School
ZACH DARBY HAS CAREER HIGH SEVEN TREYS TO LEAD LIONS TO AREA WIN
Prattville boys’ basketball coach Xavier Robinson challenged the Prattville Lions after the visiting Stanhope Elmore Mustangs played the Lions close in the first quarter Friday night December 7 on the Lions home court, Powell Gymnasium.
Prattville led from the opening whistle after Zack Darby drilled the first of his career high seven treys for a 3-0 lead. Still Robinson didn’t like what he saw from his team, and challenged them to play to their potential.
Apparently the Lions took Robinson’s challenge to heart and blew away the visiting Mustangs in the second period 24-9 and never look back en route to a 66-45 win over their rivals from Millbrook.
With the win the Lions improved to 2-3 as the early season begins. The win was also an important area 7 win. The win gave the Lions a 1-0 record along with Alabaster’s Thompson High who defeated Wetumpka earlier in the season 75-59.
The second quarter blast came on the hot hand of senior Zack Darby. Darby scorched the nets for five treys and a deuce to pace the sizzling attack in the second quarter.
For the evening Darby had a career high seven three pointers for a total of 25-points.
For the first three minutes of play it was close with Prattville on top 5-4. Led by Darby’s first trey, Prattville won the final five minutes 14-8 for a 19-12 lead.
As the second quarter began the Lions raced to a 19-3 run and a 34-15 lead with the only bucket from the Indians a three pointer from Jaryus Wilson.
By halftime Prattville had doubled the count on the visiting Mustangs, 43-21. Darby had six treys and one 2-pointer at halftime for 20 of the Lions 43 points.
The Mustangs could never get any closer, trailing at the close of the third period, 52-27, and the final tally of 66-45.
Darby ended the afternoon with 25 points followed by Kamryn Pettway with 11 points and Labarren Eaton with ten points.
Jaryus Wilson led the Indians with 11 points followed by Alijah Reeves with nine points.