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January 18, 2014

Taylor pulls away from Eastern

Taylor closes on 20-2 run for HCT victory over Eastern

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Eastern (1-6) seemed to have taken control of the game in the third quarter. The Titans led 20-17 at halftime, but the Comets came out on fire, hitting their first six shots from the field to seize a 32-25 lead midway through the quarter. They went on to lead 39-29 before their offense ran dry.

The Comets were 1 of 8 from the field and 0 of 4 from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter.

“The kids are playing hard. Things just didn’t go our way the last quarter,” Eastern coach Mike Springer said. “That third quarter, we made a lot of good things happen, and Taylor made a lot of good things happen in the fourth quarter. We just couldn’t get it in the hoop.”

Both teams were flat in the first quarter. Taylor was 2 of 12 from the field with five turnovers and Eastern was 1 of 7 with seven turnovers. The Titans were up 6-3 at the close of the quarter.

Action picked up in the second quarter. Noah Cope hit three 3-pointers to spark the Comets while Mitchell scored three post baskets to lead the Titans — and the teams had just three combined turnovers.

Taylor showed good offensive balance. Wheeler led the Center crew with 14 points, Stone and Mitchell had 12 apiece and Schroeder had nine.

“I feel like one of our strengths is being able to be in a situation where we’re sharing the ball and doing a good job of finishing,” Lewman said. “We did a much better job of finishing in the fourth quarter.”

Mitchell had nine rebounds and KeShawn Stabler added seven for the Titans.

Gibson led the Comets with 15 points, Cope had 11 points and Jacob Kinder had eight points and nine boards.

Eastern, which was playing its first game since Dec. 21, was rusty at the start and cold at the end (2 of 15 from the field over the first and fourth quarters). The Comets were 13 of 23 in the middle two quarters.

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