Cavaliers top Thunder

Published 12:05 am Tuesday, February 9, 2016

0209-spt-Cavs-longThe 11-and-12 year old Cavaliers used a strong second half to pick up a 48-30 win over the Thunder on Monday night at the old Andalusia Middle School gym.

Michael Hourel Jr. got the Cavaliers on the board first in the opening period, but the Thunder rallied back to take a 13-12 lead into the second period.

Omare Latimer dropped in 6 points in the opening period to put the Thunder out front. Erik McClain added 5 points for the Thunder and Dominx Ball had 2 points.

Hourel and Keon Marshall each had 6 points in the first period for the Cavaliers.

Hourel gave the Cavaliers the lead to start the second period after he got a basket after grabbing an offensive rebound.

Latimer then hit a free throw to time the game 14-14 with two minutes left in the opening half.

The Cavaliers grabbed the lead back when Hudson Dean bounced a pass in to Marshall who dropped in a layup.

Matthew Freeney tied the game at 16-16, but Peyton Woodyard picked up a big bucket with 33 seconds left in the half time put the Cavaliers up 18-16.

Trevion Richardson got the hot hand in the third period, picking up 6 points to give the Cavaliers a 32-23 lead heading into the final period.

The Thunder continued to battle in the fourth period, but they just couldn’t overcome the lighting fast Cavaliers.

Freeney had a big fourth period for the Thunder with 4 points and Latimer added 2 points. Justin Osborne had 1 point for the Thunder in the final period.

Hourel picked up 6 points in the final period to led the Cavaliers to a 48-30 victory over the Thunder. Jayden Nearor, Dean and Marshall added 2 points each for the Cavaliers in the fourth.

Hourel led the Cavaliers with 16 points. Marshall tacked on 14 points.

Latimer led way for the Thunder with 9 points and Freeney added 8 points.