LaFayette Ramblers

Earlier this year, the LaFayette boys trailed Trion at halftime and stormed back in the second half to pull out a win.

They followed a similar game plan on Saturday.

The Ramblers, who have made a living on dominating in the fourth quarter this season, did it again against the Bulldogs at Trion in a 61-43 non-region victory that saw them improve to a stellar 17-1 on the season.

The Bulldogs led 29-27 at halftime, but the Ramblers would forge a 40-38 advantage heading into the final stanza.

That's when the Ramblers took over again.

Alex Kelehear hit for 10 points in the final period. Dee Southern added five, while Jon Morgan and Andrew Pendergrass both connected on one 3-pointer as LaFayette outscored the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter, 21-5.

Ironically enough, they outscored Trion 21-6 in the fourth quarter of the teams' first meeting this season.

Kelehear led the way with 25 points. Southern had 10 points and completed the double-double with 11 rebounds. Ryland Russell drained three 3-pointers, all in the second quarter, and finished with nine points, while Tyrese Marsh had five points and added six steals as head coach Hank Peppers praised him for his defensive effort.

Jarrett Van Gurp had 22 points for Trion, while Jarrett Gill had 13.

In the girls' game, LaTyah Barber had nine points, but the Lady Ramblers (2-14) eventually lost a 45-36 decision.

Alyssa Estes, Marquilia Howell and Emily Redden each had five points in the loss for Lafayette.