News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Anfernee Munnings drives for two Monday, but it was a barrage of three's that lead Okeechobee to a 77-49 win.
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published: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Brahman treys tame Dragons
By DAN HOEHNE
LAKE PLACID - The three-point shot can spring a team to victory, but can also bury it in defeat.
Hit a good percentage of them and those extra points add up, but it was the Okeechobee Brahman's who were tickling the twine Monday night in a 77-49 win over the host Dragons.
It started fast and furious as Sylvester Butler opened the scoring with one from beyond the arc.
Lake Placid's Anfernee Munnings answered with a drive with his left, but the Butler did it again, following with another three.
Brahman Eddie Neal then had a putback before Dragon Nick Tuason drove the baseline and spun a reverse in.
But Butler and Philip Jones both hit from downtown to sandwich two Jonah Brown free throws and move Okeechobee out to a 14-6 lead.
Lake Placid cut into it a bit, with Brown driving for a score and Scott Colley hitting a 12-foot jumper.
But the Brahman's got three straight scores in the paint to close out the quarter with a 20-10 edge.
The Dragons would claw back in some early in the second, with Nathan Stanley flipping in a layup and Tuason and Munnings driving the lane for a bucket apiece to offset two Brahman buckets.
Stanley then split two trips to the line to get the lead under 10 at 25-18.
But another three, this from Brendan Jonnassaint, got it back to double digits.
Gavin Liford then scored on a breakaway and Jonnassaint converted a traditional three-point play and suddenly it was back to a commanding 33-18 margin.
Two more 'Chobee scores came inside from Eddie Neal to extend it further, though Justin Mason got inside for two Dragon points, as did Brown.
But then, after Butler had made a free throw, his ensuing miss was rebounded by Neal who put it back up for an unconventional three-point play.
This would close out the first half with the Brahmans up 40-22.
Lake Placid would keep it close in the third, though the lead still grew to 53-33, and the Brahmans would add five more second-half three's and put up 24 points in the fourth quarter to provide for the final margin.
The Dragons were back at it Tuesday, hosting DeSoto, before heading on the road Friday for a trip to Mulberry.
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