Crockett Bulldogs used a 35-point third quarter frenzy to pull away from Madisonville and held on to win 82-72 Tuesday, Dec. 16 on the road.
Madisonville, which had beaten the Dogs on a buzzer shot earlier this month, led 15-14 after a quarter.
The Bulldogs carried a 41-36 lead into the break, but came out sizzling in the third quarter to distance themselves from the Mustangs.
By the time the smoke cleared, the Bulldogs had reeled off a 35-18 run that put them in charge 76-54 heading into the final period.
The Bulldogs withstood a fourth-quarter rally by the Mustangs, who closed out the game with a 18 to 6 run to get within 10 points at the end.
"Our 35 points in the third was the most we've scored in one quarter since I've been here," said Bulldog head coach Andre Emmons, who is in his third season at Crockett. "We had a great third quarter."
Putting on a 3-point shooting exhibition, the Bulldogs shot 6 of 8 from beyond the arc in the third and finished the night with a season-high 12 treys.
"We're shooting really well from the outside right now," said Emmons. "Hopefully, we can continue that."
Tony Robinson poured in 20 points (one trey) and Leythe Jaber drained four treys for 12 points.
Javonte Mask buried three treys during Crockett's big third quarter and finished the night with 11 points.
DeAndre Anderson nailed three treys for his 9 points and Cordell Wooten had 9 points (1 trey).
Rounding out the scoring were Don Gilbert, 7; De'Anthony Henry, 4; Voshon Elam, 4. Vunterrious Leonard and Octavius Anderson had 1 apiece.
"We lost to Madisonville by two the first time, and this time we were up by 22 in the third. If we hadn't a horrible fourth quarter we would have beaten them pretty soundly," said Emmons. "But we've made improvements, and that's what we're looking for at this point in the season."
Crockett, now 6-5, will be idle until Houston County Hoopfest on Dec. 29-31.