Southerners fall short against Valley View, 70-50

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Report by Chris Vines

Southside started hot against the Blazers Tuesday night but a tough second quarter ended with a deficit too big to overcome.

Devan Halford had 11 points in the first quarter as the Southerners led 18-15 at the end of the one.

The shots stopped falling in the second quarter as the Southerners managed to score just five points in the quarter to fall behind 35-23 at the half.

Behind two, three-pointers from Trevor Longo in the third quarter, the Southerners started climbing back in the game trailing 48-40 to start the final quarter.

Southside missed their first two shots of the final quarter and Valley View hit two, three-pointers to stretch the lead to 14 and increased it to 70-50 as the game ended.

Devon Halford had 22 points to lead all scorers and Trevor Longo added 16.

The Southerners travel to Blytheville on Friday.

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