Crockett Bulldogs took control early in the game and kept the pressure on Trinity to win 59-38 at home Tuesday night.
The Bulldogs (1-1) came out with their foot on the gas pedal and raced to a 16-7 lead after a quarter. They extended it to a 32-12 halftime advantage and 50-26 heading into the final frame.
"Defensively, I'm pleased with what we did. I have to find a way for my shooter B.J. (Anderson) to get to the basket on an off-night, but I thought defensively we made up for it. We got turnovers and we got stops when we needed them," said Bulldog Head Coach Kadrian Bryant. "We want to keep teams in the 50-under range and we did that tonight."
Jurmond Wooten paced the Bulldogs with 14 points, in addition to collecting 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 4 assists.
Tyress Anderson canned 10 points (1 trey), along with recording a team-high 6 deflections, 4 rebounds, 1 block, and 2 assists.
B.J. Anderson booked 6 points (2 treys), along with getting 3 rebounds, 2 deflections, 1 steal and 1 assist.
Lucky Daniels scored 6 points (4 of 4 free throws), while also logging 6 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 deflections.
Scoring 5 apiece were Drew Corry with 1 trey and 1 rebound, and Harvey Stewart, who had 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
Tossing in 4 apiece were Marcus Shedd, who had 2 rebounds, and Alton Owens, who had 3 rebounds, 3 steals and 1 deflection.
Ahmad Brown scored 3 points, pulled down 6 rebounds, and had 1 steal.
Keshaun Smotherman chipped in a free throw, along with getting 6 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 assists.
Derrick Sherman had a free throw, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. Marcus Smith had 1 rebound, 1 deflection and 1 assist.
The Bulldogs, who made a trip to Coldspring on Friday, have a bye on Tuesday. They'll get back to business Friday, Jan. 13 when Anderson-Shiro visits The Hop.
"If we find a way to put the ball in the basket, move the ball and finish around the rim, I think we can make a run for the district championship," added Bryant.