AREA BATTLES HEATING UP: Big second half lifts Florala to huge victory

Published 12:05 am Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Florala Wildcats fought hard and came away with a 82-47 victory over the Kinston Bulldogs on Tuesday night in Florala.

Florala opened up the game strong and quickly built a double-digit lead.

Rashaad Coleman lit up the scoreboard in the opening period as he picked up eight points for the Wildcats.

Shun White was also big for the Wildcats as he came up with six points in the first period.

Mekhi James had four points for the Wildcats.

Lee Stewart and Anthone Stone had two points each in the opening period as Florala took a 23-11 lead into the second period.

The Wildcats never let up as they continued to build a huge lead over the Bulldogs.

Coleman picked up right where he left off in the first period as he accounted for six Wildcat points in the second period.

Zac Reese and White tacked on four points each for the Wildcats.

James and Stone each knocked down big 3-pointers and Logan West added two points as the Wildcats were up 45-33 at halftime.

Florala’s offense continued to score at will in the third period, but it was the Wildcat defense that really stepped up to shut down the Bulldogs.

The Wildcats scored 21 points in the third period and held the Bulldogs to just one point.

Coleman found his stroke from downtown as he buried a pair of free throws.

Coleman finished the third period with 12 points.

Nealand Stone added five points for the Wildcats in the third period.

Lee Stewart tacked on three points.

Reese and James added two points each as Florala was on top 66-34 heading into the final period.

Florala was able to cruise in the final frame as they held off the Bulldogs for an easy win.

White and James led the Wildcats with four points each in the fourth period.

Coleman had three points and Reese tacked on two points in the final period.

Florala held off the Bulldogs for an 82-47 victory.

Coleman led the way for the Wildcats with 30 points.

White finished with 15 points and James tacked on 13 points.

“We played very hard and shot the ball well,” Florala head coach Troy Turman said. “It was a must win game in the area and we played with a sense of urgency to not be complacent.”