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Boys Basketball: Richards knocks off Argo

Updated: March 27, 2013 6:15AM



For three halves in a four-day span, Richards had no answer for Argo. In the half that mattered the most, though, that changed.

The host Bulldogs used a 17-3 third-quarter run Monday to take control and avenge Friday’s loss to the Argonauts with an 82-68 win in a Class 4A regional quarterfinal.

Josh Meier led Richards (17-10) with 25 points and 13 rebounds. He was 8-for-8 from the field for 16 points in the second half.

“My teammates gave me the ball in the right position,” he said. “Our guards did a great job breaking down the defense and Raynard (Judkins) hit some big threes. We knew our season was over if we lost, and (Argo) talked a lot this weekend after they beat us.”

Dedrick Shannon Jr. scored 18 points and Cortez Harper, who missed Friday’s 85-75 loss, had 16 for the Bulldogs, who will meet Curie in Tuesday’s semifinals.

Jalyn Turner (18 points), Ryan Krob (15 points, 9 rebounds) and Dustin Krob (14 points) paced Argo (11-15).

Judkins (12 points) hit two treys and John Montgomery (9 points, 7 rebounds) scored five points during the Bulldogs’ third-quarter surge that turned a 38-34 deficit into a 51-41 lead.

Richards was 11-of-13 from the field in a 26-point third quarter.

“We had to take better shots in the second half,” Richards coach John Chappetto said. “Argo made it really difficult.”



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