Colts win big over Saints
by Donell Maxie
Jan 23, 2013 | 1310 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bayou's Peyton Aldridge drives baseline during hoops action against the Greenville Christian Saints Tuesday. Aldridge knocked down two three-point shots off the bench to help the Colts to a 50-23 victory and first place in District 2-A.
Bayou's Peyton Aldridge drives baseline during hoops action against the Greenville Christian Saints Tuesday. Aldridge knocked down two three-point shots off the bench to help the Colts to a 50-23 victory and first place in District 2-A.
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The previous time the Bayou Academy Colts played the Greenville Christian Saints on the basketball court things didn't exactly go the Colts’ way.

In fact, they went the wrong way fast as they dropped the District 2-A contest 57-36 on Dec. 7 in Greenville.

Tuesday night was a different story for the Colts as they came out with a different game plan and executed it to perfection as they dismantled the Saints 50-23.

With the win, the Colts improved to 15-2 with an 8-1 mark in the district.

"We have been getting better all year. The last time we played them we came out in a man-to-man defense and they beat us. Tonight we played our 3-2 Zone, which allowed us to cover them well. We were able to take away the corners and keep them in front of us. We limited them to tough shots, and we worked hard all night," said Bayou head coach Winn Scott.

The victory over Greenville Christian put Bayou in first place in the district.

The Colts’ defense was evident on the scoreboard as they held the Saints to just three points in the first quarter. Bayou led Greenville Christian 12-3 after the first quarter.

The Colts defense was so in sync that it held the Saints scoreless for a little over 13-minutes of the game. Greenville scored with 6:57 on the clock in the first quarter and did not score again until 1:11 left in the second quarter.

The Colts opened the second quarter on fire as Grey Clark, Michael Portner and Chantz Arbuckle each scored baskets to spark a 9-0 run to open a 21-3 lead with 4:31 left in the first half.

A put back from Caleb Pilgrim and a layup from Portner gave Bayou a 25-3 lead before Greenville knocked down a three-point basket before the half to send both teams into the locker room with the Colts leading 25-3.

"We wanted to come out and set the tone,” Scott said. “The last time we played them they got off to a really fast start. I thought we did a good job of crashing the boards and limiting them to just one shot.”

In the second half, the Colts continued their dominance outscoring the Saints 14-9 as they took a 39-15 lead into the fourth quarter.

In the fourth, Tyler Kitchings started things off with a quick basket for a 41-15 game. Pilgrim followed with a basket and Kitchings came back with two free throws for a 45-15 lead, before Scott put the reserves in to close out the game.

Portner led the Colts with 14 points, followed by Pilgrim with 13 points and 11 rebounds, Kitchings with seven points and six rebounds, Grey Clark with eight points and Peyton Aldridge with six points.

The Colts will be back in action Thursday when they travel to Tunica to play Tunica Academy.