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Boys Basketball: Mitchell powers Argo past Richards 81-77

Updated: February 27, 2014 6:44AM



THE SKINNY

Two players from Richards and one from Argo were ejected with 50 seconds remaining in the third quarter after an altercation in which coaches from both sides did their best to control the situation and keep their players on the bench. In the end, Argo (6-11, 3-5) was able to hold off the Bulldogs (12-5, 6-2) for the South Suburban Red victory.

TURNING POINT

Anthony Morrison’s two late free throws clinched the win for Argo.

THE STAR

Argo’s Tyler Mitchell, a three-year starter, led all scorers with 38 points.

BY THE NUMBERS

Mitchell’s 38 points included 20-of-27 shooting from the free-throw line. No Argonaut attempted a free throw until 6:17 was left in the fourth quarter. Argo’s Bryant Smith scored 12 points. Josh Meier led Richards with 25 points and 11 rebounds.

QUOTABLE

“It was an emotional game, and (Mitchell) is our emotional leader and he’s the best player on the floor for us. The past two weeks he’s been playing really well.” – Argo coach Pat Maietta

Tim Young



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