Same song, second verse.
After a five-minute scoring drought hit Fultondale in their Tuesday game at Mortimer Jordan, another dry spell in the second quarter against St. Clair County on Thursday put the Wildcats into a hole early.
This time, Fultondale almost overcame the poor shooting, tying the game in the late moments but still coming up on the short end of a 63-57 defeat.
“It was the same thing as the other night,” Coach Richie Busby said. “We can’t hit, then we go to the foul line and cane make free throws.
“When we get into runs where we don’t score, they don’t play defense well and turn the ball over.”
The Saints outscored the Cats 18-7 in the second quarter to go up by eight at the break. Fultondale drew even at 53-all in the late going, but sent St. Clair to the foul line 22 times in the final quarter.
Damien Lee, who was 5-for-11 at the line in the final period, led the Saints with 17 points with two 3-pointers in the third quarter. Tes Goldsby had 12 points, and Jeremiah Holmes added 11.
“St. Clair is very athletic. They did the same things when they beat us in the last game,” Busby said.
Dre Talley was high scorer for Fultondale with 15 points. Latrell Carter added 11.
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St. Clair County: Damien Lee 17, Tes Goldsby, Jeremiah Holmes 11, D Franklin 8, Wes Carter 6, Brandon Cannon 6, Dee Ford 2, Sequoyah Humes 1. Fultondale: Dre Talley 15, Latrell Carter 11, RJ Sanders 8, Christian McCollough 7, Landon Robinson 4, Andrew Rowe 3, Chris Cunningham 2.