Posted On: 12/29/18 12:45 AM

Bartlett defeated St. Benedict, 62-37, Friday night to advance to Saturday night’s championship game of the 3rd Annual Bartlett Stagecoach Classic.

Senior forward Takori Rooks led the Panthers with 14 points.

Bartlett (13-1) built a 17-6 lead in the first quarter, but the Eagles rallied back in the second quarter with late baskets from senior forward Wyatt Messmer and junior guard Dante Carrasco to cut the team’s deficit to 29-20 at halftime.

But, the Panthers took over in third quarter, outscoring St. Benedict 21-5 in the quarter. Antavion Collum’s 3-point play put Bartlett up 32-20 in the early minutes of the quarter. Another score from Collum plus four points f

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