Dragons fall to Bullitt East Chargers

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By Mickey Patterson

MT. WASHINGTON – A quick burst in the third quarter gave Bullitt East the push it needed as the Chargers downed the South Oldham Dragons 61-50.Bullitt East, 13-3, outscored the Dragons 17-9 in the third period thanks mainly to a mid-quarter 8-0 scoring run.“They had about five possessions in the third quarter where they got three or four layups out of possession and transition and we didn’t answer,” SOHS coach Steve Simpson said. “We did manage to cut it to two with about three minutes to go, but we couldn’t get the next score we needed.”While the Chargers made their run offensively, they also managed to continue to confuse the SOHS offense with a variety of halfcourt traps.“That was the first time we had seen that this year and it took us out of what we are normally able to do,” Simpson said. “Hopefully it was good for us and we will learn from it.”SOHS, 12-6, actually led by seven points in the first half before Bullitt East battled its way back into the game behind the scoring of Adam Kelty and 6-foot-7 center Willie Moore inside.Kelty led the Chargers with 17 points while Moore had 15 to go with 10 rebounds.Bullitt East also got 15 points from guard Brian Miles.The Dragons were led by senior Aaron Carrithers with 17 points and nine rebounds.He also hit a pair of three-pointers on a night when the Dragons did not shoot anywhere near their normal total for a game.“I thought Aaron really played well,” Simpson said. “He took a couple of charges and really rebounded well, especially on the offensive boards.”Bullitt East also managed to keep SOHS’ other two offensive weapons in check, limiting junior guard Drew Kraemer to seven points and holding sophomore guard Casey Jackson scoreless.The Dragons did get 12 points inside from senior Matt Faller.BULLITT EAST - 13 13 17 18 61 - Kelty 17, Downs 2, Miles 15, Elder 4, Strachan 5, McMahan 3, Moore 15, 61.SOHS - 14 13 9 14 50 - Drew Simpson 5, Jeff Arsenault 1, Drew Kraemer 7, Matt Faller 12, Aaron Carrithers 17, Taylor Malueg 2, Jeff Dugan 2, Nate McDevitt 4, 50.

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