Chapel Hill 57, Bullard 38
A well-rounded team effort was led by 18-points from point guard Julius Hill, to post up the 57-38 win in the nightcap. Bullard’s Scott Lowrie was about all the Panthers offense could muster with the post scoring ten of his twelve points in the first half.
As a team the Panthers trailed 23-16 at the half.
“I’m not sure what out shooting percentage was, and don’t really want to,” said a disappointed Bullard head coach, Shane Chambless. “We didn’t shoot well the entire game, and they are a tough team to defend against with a lot of outside shooters, and big men inside that can give each other a break and not miss much in the paint area.
“But we need to focus on the basics and get back to blocking out and controlling the paint the way we have in our wins,” added Chambless. “Scott (Lowrie) had a good game and had it not been for him in the first half it could have been really ugly but they doubled hum up in the second half and we just could not get the shots to fall.”
Bulldog postman, Michael Harris scored 13 and grabbed 10 rebounds, all but two in the final half. Adding to the pull-away was Keith Minor with eight points and 10 rebounds.
The Bullard Panthers woes continued after halftime after Chapel Hill adjusted at the break.
Bullard’s Corbin Howard tried to pick up the Panthers scoring slack with 12 of his team-high 17-points. Along with Lowrie’s dozen points, there were no Panthers with more than three-points in the shooting freeze.