The Skyline boys’ basketball team hit the road on Friday night and headed down to Bedford for a game with the Kicking Mules. The Eagles jumped out to a nice lead and never looked back, bringing home a comfortable 66-42 win in an SEC Red Division game.
Skyline got off to a hot shooting start, taking an early 9-2 lead against Bedford. But the Kicking Mules fought back the last half of the first quarter to cut the deficit to 19-15.
The teams would go back and forth in the second quarter in a tight game. Skyline then was able end the second quarter on a run over the last 2 minutes applying some full-court pressure. Jack Williams made a couple three-point shots and a Ryan Wade steal for a layup helped Skyline build a 32-21 halftime lead.
Wade led the way in the third quarter as the senior knocked down four triples and Skyline used excellent half-court defense to build the lead to 16 points to end the third quarter.
Skyline continued to pull away with a solid defensive effort in the fourth quarter to finish the game in the win column.
Wade finished with 29 points on 10 of 19 shooting and made eight three-point shots to go along with 4 steals and 4 assists. Williams made his first varsity start and contributed 14 points and 4 rebounds making 4 of 5 three-point attempts.
DeSean Munson was solid with 10 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks. Chris Cayton had 11 points on 4 of 4 shooting from the field and 2 of 2 from the free-throw line along with 2 steals and 2 assists.
Spencer Morgan had 2 points and 4 rebounds. Davion Pipkins had his normal solid defensive game. It was a very solid overall performance for the Eagles.
Skyline hosts Huron next Tuesday at home for the final conference game of the season.