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Marcus Tucker is surrounded by Roxboro Community defenders.
SoVaNow.com / January 02, 2013


The Bluestone varsity boys basketball team took some positives out of last week’s Halifax County Holiday Classic in South Boston, despite a tough opening night.

The Barons salvaged a third place finish on the boys’ side, defeating the Roxboro Community School 73-41 in Friday’s consolation game.

The Barons got out to a great start, rolling to a 23-5 first period lead.

Bluestone extended its advantage to 37-21 at the half and 52-30 at the end of three periods.

Chris Watson got out to a hot start for Bluestone, sinking three treys in the first period alone. He finished with 15 points.

Aaron Watson added 11 points for the game, and Deion Mosley had 10. Ovon Bullock had seven. Darius Baskerville had eight in a supporting role.

D. McGhee led Roxboro with 23 points, but only six other players on that squad got into the scoring column, and none others in double figures.

Bluestone enjoyed a big advantage on the foul line, connecting on 16-of-26 free throws. Baskerville went four-of-five.

Roxboro went five-for-12 from the foul line.

In earlier action Thursday night, the host Halifax County High School Comet squad drilled the Barons, 65-45, in the tournament opener.

HCHS led 16-4 in the first period and 26-12 at the half.

HCHS and Bluestone battled on even terms in the third period, but the Comets pulled away in the final period, winning that quarter, 26-17.

Bluestone trailed 39-28 at the end of the third and could not mount a rally.

A. Watson led Bluestone in that game with nine points, while Devin Roberts had seven and Damien Winbush had six.

C. Watson added five against the Comets, who went on to lose the championship final to Park View.







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