Third Quarter Surge Leads AC Past Rival Pleasantville
ATLANTIC CITY - The Atlantic City boys basketball team started slow, but used a 28-10 run in the third quarter to help pull away from rival Pleasantville at the Battle by the bay on Sunday.
Ray Bethea Jr. had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Juanye Colon added a game-high 21 points to lead the Vikings who improved to 13-5 on the season. The Greyhounds, who fell to 8-8, were lead by Divine Anderson and Jacob Valeos who each had 18 points in the loss.
Atlantic City, which struggled in a 66-46 loss on Friday night to St. Augustine, got off to another slow start on Sunday. However, the Vikings got back on track thanks to 46 points in the paint, their pressure defense to score 24 points on the break after a sluggish start that saw them leading just 28-27 at the half.
The Vikings also dominated on the glass, out rebounding the Greyhounds by a margin of 41-26, including 18-8 on the offensive glass.