HSBBB: Sharks turn it on after halftime to blow by Bobcats

HSBBB: Sharks turn it on after halftime to blow by Bobcats

May River boys basketball has shown off some impressive depth so far this season, and the Sharks did it again Tuesday in a 54-26 rout of visiting Bluffton.

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Josh Evander and Gavin Blocker had big nights, and Aiden Lancaster and Brooks Van Esselstyn made huge contributions off the bench as the Sharks were able to shake off a sluggish start and pull away after halftime.

Both teams were sloppy in the early part of a physical game, and it was tied at 6 in the waning minutes of the first quarter before Van Esselstyn, fired up after winning a loose ball, scored six straight points to close out the period and give the Sharks a 12-6 cushion. Blocker hit back-to-back 3-pointers to push the margin to 10 early in the second, but the Bobcats clawed back within 21-14 at the break.

Evander led the way as the Sharks blitzed the Bobcats 19-5 in the third quarter, scoring eight of his game-high 15 points in the period, and Lancaster scored all of his six points in the fourth to help keep Bluffton at bay. 

Blocker made four 3-pointers to finish with 14 points along with three assists and three steals, and Garvin Douglas added seven points, four boards, and three assists. James Layman dished out seven assists to go with four points and three steals for the Sharks.

EJ Graham led the Bobcats with seven points, while Dylan Sampson added five.

The Bobcats (3-8, 0-3) continue region play at home against Colleton County on Friday, while the Sharks host Ashley Ridge for a non-region contest.

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