Fast start propels Big Red over Flyers

Plymouth used defensive pressure in the early going to take the lead against St. Paul and increase the advantage in Friday's Firelands Conference win. Staff
Dec 22, 2012

Plymouth hit St. Paul with high pressure defense from the opening whistle and never let up as the Big Red cruised to a key early season 61-41 Firelands Conference  boys’ basketball victory Friday night at the convocation center.

The visitors forced a rash of early turnovers and converted them into points, as Plymouth opened up a 7-2 lead midway through the first quarter.

The Big Red (4-2, 3-1) held a 14-9 advantage at the break.

The Big Red settled down and led 27-18 at the intermission.

Senior Jerimiah Crager sparked Plymouth in the third period.

His 11 points enabled the Big Red to widen the gap to as much as 40-25 late in the quarter.

St. Paul closed to within 42-35, but Plymouth upped the advantage toward the end of the fourth and into the fourth.

Tyson Beebe paced Plymouth with 26 points.

Sal Sortino and Bob Harwood tallied nine points each for St. Paul.

Read more in Saturday's Norwalk Reflector and Sandusky Register.