Watch out for Millwood in the third quarter.
The Falcons, ranked No. 1 in Class 2A, have made it almost routine to rally from double-digit deficits after halftime, and they did just that Tuesday night in a 62-58 victory against the OKC Storm at Franklin-Spears Gymnasium.
“It's them third quarters,” Millwood senior Ashford Golden said. “First half is really just seeing how everything is going to be played out and then when we come out in the third quarter we've gone over everything what they're going to in the locker room. If they keep doing the same thing, we're going to kill them on it.”
Trailing 34-25 at the half and by as many as 12 in the third, Millwood closed the final 11 minutes of the game on a 32-16 run and held TCU signee Chauncey Collins to just six second-half points.
And Golden was a big reason for that, scoring a game-high 32 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Nineteen of his points came in the second half.
“It was a good win,” Golden said when asked about his performance. “Yeah, it was a good night.”
Collins, who works out with Golden in the offseason, finished with 17 points and was visibly frustrated at times. He also missed the game-tying 3-pointer with 21 seconds remaining after missing 3 of 4 free throws in the final 90 seconds.
Golden, meanwhile, made four free throws down the stretch to outduel his workout partner.
“We talked about it a lot before, but we don't really say too much to each other during the game, though,” Golden said. “It was all out of love.”
Mike Mays scored 15 points for the Falcons, while Mark Malone had 14 points and seven rebounds for the Storm.
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