Big 4th Quarter Lifts Sussex Tech Past Bennett

Sussex Tech boys basketball used a huge 4th quarter to come from behind to defeat James M. Bennett 81-69. The win improves the Ravens to 4-5.

The Clippers would be the ones to jump out ot a quick lead. The back court of Jorden Duffy and Barry Gaines Jr. were at it again, scoring in transition at the rim, and connecting on shots from long range to help their team to an early. The Ravens though would use their length to control the boards and got several put back buckets around the rim to help find themselves down just 32-29 at the half. 

The third quarter mirrored the first two, with Jorden getting into the open court and finishing in transition, before connecting on back to back long balls to help the Clippers to a 8 point lead. Half way through the third, it looked like the Clippers had the Ravens on the ropes.

That’s when Sussex Tech found a way to respond.

It began on the defensive end where William Ball began to control the rim; turning away several shots, while altering several others. Ones the Ravens were able to string together a few stops in a row, Shi’Wuan Sykes was able to get into the open court, where he simply took over. He scored 20 of his game high 38 in the games final period, as the Ravens blew the hinges off the Clippers defense in a complete blitz.  Once the Ravens had the lead, they never looked back as they held on for the win.

Duffy finished with 22 points to lead the Clippers, while Gaines chipped in 19 and L.J. Carter added 8. Ravens were led by Sykes 38 points, while Ball added 9 and Jamont Matthews and Tai’Ron Abbott both added 6 points.

Sussex Tech returns to action Friday when they host Sussex Central while James M. Bennett returns to action Tuesday when they host Saint Michaels. 

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