Perimeter shooters lead Chattco boys past Stewart County
Chattco's Keith Thornton prepares to throw the ball as Stewart County's Torry White defends.

FORT BENNING, Ga. - Dequavious Barbin scored a team-high 16 points Tuesday at home to lead the Chattahoochee County Panthers (Region 2A-A) to a 77-63 win over the Stewart County High School Royal Knights (2B-A).

The Panthers took a 21-13 first-period lead and extended the lead to 41-30 at the half on strong outside shooting from Barbin and Niko Jones, who had three 3-point goals each.
Chattco maintained its offensive scoring pace in the third period while holding Stewart County to nine points - its lowest scoring period of the game.
Leading 61-37 to begin the fourth period, Chattco's defense held off a late comeback bid by the Knights to secure a 77-63 win. With the win, the Panthers moved to 6-2 while the Knights fell to 1-3.

Game Reaction:

"Overall we played a pretty good game. We played good defense but we missed a lot of turnovers. I think the team is off to a good start."
Kalvin Baker, Panther head coach

"We finally played team ball. We were a little tired, but we came back out (after halftime) and played strong defense, boxed out and got rebounds."
Julius Bolen, senior forward and center

Inside the numbers:

Panthers (77)
Barbin 16, N. Jones 14, Bolen 9, K. Thornton 7, M. Thornton 6, Gibson 5, Sistrunk 5, Bazemore 4, Hill 4, B. Jones 4, Mines 2,
Cochran 1.

Royal Knights (63)
Harvey 17, White 13, Chester 10, Brown 6, Key 6, Johnson 4, Jenkins 3, Powell 2, Thomas 2.

Up next:

Greenville High School Patriots (Region 2B-A)
7:30 p.m. today in Greenville, Ga.

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