Posted On: 02/15/20 1:08 PM

Friday night exhibited a Mountain Valley Conference match-up with State seeding implications between the Summit Storm and the South Salem Saxons.  The Saxons came out aggressive in the first half, pressuring the ball, initiating their full court press early on.  On the other side of the ball, Summit came out in a zone, hoping to stifle the Saxons and their size.  Early in the game, Emorej Lynk established his presence down low, going up strong and either ending up at the free throw line or getting an easy score.  Julian Mora kept the Storm in the game the first half by scoring 10 points in an efficient manner and looking for his teammates to ease the pressure from the press.  The first half ended in a frenzy, when Mora sent in a three-pointer and South Salem's Cole Hardy threw in a Hail Mary from opposite free throw line which banked in to give the Saxons a 35-22 lead.

 After a few exchanged words with some players at half-court, South Salem was initiated a technical foul, which free throws were assessed at the beginning of the second half.  In the preceding half, South Salem's Kieran Pruett and

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