By Brian Bloom
The Bartlett boys basketball team dug themselves a third quarter hole and couldn’t dig their way out in a 76-64 loss to Germantown Tuesday night.
“We gave them too many plus ones,” coach Anthony Smith said about his team’s sixth loss of the young season. “We played well but we lost it a little in the third quarter. We had to come out of our zone and try to press but they are a little faster than us and we couldn’t be effective.”
Trailing by seven at intermission after double 14’s in the first, Bartlett couldn’t muster a charge.
Eric Waddell led the Panthers with a season high 23 points while Nathan Hoover added 16.
Devon Thornton led a balanced Germantown attack with 15.
Bartlett (64) – AJ Jones 5, Eric Waddell 23, Eric McGill 3, Nathan Hoover 16, Desmond Howard 7, Alderio Burton 2, Letonio Slayton 7
Germantown (76) – Damon Cox 10, Tim Shaw 4, Kennedy McKinney 8, Devon Thornton 15, Courtland Crotcher 11, Connor Henderson 2, Jake Miller 9, Renaldo Wright 8
Bartlett 85 FCA 59
In their most complete game of the season, Bartlett hit the court running and never slowed down in an 85-59 dismantling of FCA Thursday.
“We just ran and ran and we were smart enough to stay with it,” coach Smith smiled. “Our second group played well and pushed the lead and we scored because we worked our defense. We got great backside help and we recognized when we needed help.”
Bartlett built an 18-point cushion at the half and never relinquished the lead.
Four Panthers were in double figures for the night and 12 made the scorebook.
Letonio Slayton led Bartlett with 11 while AJ Jones, Eric Waddell, Eric McGill each had 10.
Bartlett (85) – AJ Jones 10, Eric Waddell 10, Eric McGill 10, Nathan Hoover 3, Dalton Underhill 9, Kylan Foulks 4, Alderio Burton 8, Ryan Miller 2,, Letonio Slayton 11, Marshon McKinley 9, Josh Hall 5, Aaron Bell 4