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Big Texas Races to Big Win over Wilmington Sea Dawgs, 123 - 111

May 12, 2013 - Tobacco Road Basketball League (TRBL) - Wilmington Sea Dawgs News Release

Thanks to some hyper-speed play from their guards and some aggressive defense, Jacksonville's Big Texas defeated the Wilmington Sea Dawgs by a score of 123 to 111 in Tobacco Road Basketball League action Sunday evening.

After some early Wilmington success in the first quarter, Big Texas came at them with a fast, tight, and physical defense that seemed to rattle the Dawgs, including some pickpocketing by the the lightning-fast Dana Pickett. At the quarter, Big Texas led 29-25.

Brian West took over for Dana Pickett to start the second quarter for Big Texas and proved just as much of problem, pushing the lead out to as much as ten. The Sea Dawgs countered by having forward J.J. Cook bring the ball up the court on a number of occasions and going to a tall lineup, playing Mike Gibbs and David Bushnell at the same time. This cut into the Big Texas margin and at the half it was Big Texas 62 - Wilmington 55.

Wilmington increased their physicality in the third quarter, which slowed the Big Texas attack down. But despite strong play from Mike Gibbs in the middle, the Sea Dawgs couldn't chip into the Big Texas lead and ended the third quarter still down by seven, 88-81.

Assertiive inside offensive play by Kelvin Brown and Jamel Carpenter brought the Sea Dawgs even to start the fourth quarter. Big Texas then turned up the speed and turned up the defense in response, pressing almost as if they were the team that was behind. Wilmington could never quite close the lead after that.

The Wilmington Sea Dawgs will be back in action at Blizzard Athletics Sunday, May 19 at 7PM when they host the Johnston County Nighthawks.

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