Haughton puts up 27 points, Bulldogs top Louisville
Rico Haughton scored a game-high 27 points, four of his shots from behind the arc in Aberdeen’s 79-47 win over Louisville Tuesday night.
Twenty-five seconds into the quarter, Haughton sunk his first long one, but he added six more points in the quarter. Jakeese Walker put in a basket and Kenric McCoy added four points to make the score 15-5 at the end of the period. All five of Louisville’s points were scored by Terry Carter.
The second quarter scoring began with another three-pointer, this one by Aaron McMillian. After an old-fashioned three-pointer from Carter for Louisville, Alan Keaton added another three-point shot, one of the nine scored by the Bulldogs. Nick Sims also added a three-pointer, the first of his three on the night, in the quarter. Denzel Shirley, McCoy, Haughton, Justin Lucas and Trent Davis added two points each to give the Bulldogs a 39-23 lead at the break.
Haughton started off the third quarter with another three, and one minute later, he stole the ball and put it in for a two-point basket. Dominique Williams scored next to give Aberdeen a 46-23 lead before Carter answered with a two-point shot. Haughton answered with a basket of his own before Carter responded again with another two-point.
Said Stewart sank his two free-throws, and Carter answered with two more points to make the score 50-30. Walker added a free throw while Haughton added a two-point shot, and Nick Sims put in seven more. Louisville’s Dylan Nicholson scored a basket, a free throw and then put in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to bring the score to 60-38 at the end of the third quarter.
Eight Aberdeen players scored in the fourth quarter: Haughton, Walker, Lucas, Davis, Sims, Keaton, Shirley and Devante Johnson for the 79-47 final score.
Defensively, Kenric McCoy had five steals and three rebounds. Aaron McMillian led on the boards with eight rebounds and also added three assists. Jakeese Walker finished the game with three assists, two steals and three boards. Tylan McMillian had 4 steals, a rebound, and an assist. Tomyze Buchanan added seven rebounds, two blocks, a steal and two assists, while Nick Sims finished with four steals, three rebounds and two assists.
Carter led the way for Louisville, finishing with 26 points in the loss.
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