Posted On: 12/7/18 11:20 PM

Senior guards Calvin Temple and Kevin Henry fouled out midway through the fourth quarter, but by that time, Center Hill had a double-digit lead.

Mustangs head coach Newton Mealer brought in junior guard Braxton Morris and senior guard Kenneth Lewis to finish the game, and they didn’t let their team down. With Morris and Lewis in the lineup, Center Hill (11-0) was able to maintain a double-digit lead to finish off Southaven (6-5) for the 102-83 win Friday night to remain undefeated.

“I never doubted our team, because I knew what I had coming off the bench,” said Mealer, who had three bench players (Morris, Lewis, and Jacquez Hardin) finish the game once Temple and Henry went on the bench.

The Mustangs didn’t pull away until the third quarter. Holding a 48-41 lead, Temple drained a 3 to start the quarter, then Kaeden Laws made one of his own to put Center Hill up 56-43. Lewis and Temple connected on two more shots from long range to build a 15-point lead.

Temple made one more 3 before he fouled out at the 5:16 mark of the fourth quarter. Laws’ final 3 of the night pushed the Mustangs’ lead to 83-65.


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