Boys Basketball: Deonte Terrell’s late baskets leads Farragut past Orr
Updated: December 19, 2011 8:36PM
It’s a familiar story by now, with dozens of Public League transfers popping up in new destinations and making significant contributions this season.
Monday at Farragut the spotlight fell on Deonte Terrell, who figured out that Orr wasn’t going to try and stop him from attacking the rim late in the fourth quarter. Terrell burned the Spartans for two key baskets in the final three minutes, leading No. 19 Farragut to a 57-49 Red-West victory.
“I had to step up and get aggressive,” Terrell said. “It’s our home and things were getting tight. I’m athletic and I need to show that. They weren’t stepping up to guard the rim.”
Terrell, who sat out last season after transferring from Tilden, finished with 18 points and seven rebounds. Farragut’s 6-7 center Rashaun Stimage and Orr’s 6-7 Marquise Pryor were locked in a high-level big man battle
throughout the game.
Stimage scored 15 and grabbed nine rebounds. Pryor had 15 points and 17 rebounds. Stimage struggled from the field (3-for-14), not scoring a field goal until late in the third quarter. Pryor was dependent on rebounds for
most of his points, as the Spartans seemed determined to win the game from the three-point line.
Guard Deshawn King led Orr with 16 points, shooting 5-for-17 from three.
Orr led by two points at the half, but the Admirals took control with a 13-0 run to lead 46-37 after three quarters. Orr put together a 9-0 burst and cut the lead to 48-46 on a three from Tyquone Greer with 4:21 to play.
That’s when Terrell stepped up and scored on two drives to the basket in the 9-3 Farragut run that closed the game.
Lavell Boyd added 14 points for the Admirals (6-3, 3-0) and Greer scored 10 for Orr (3-3, 2-1) which committed 19 turnovers.
“We weren’t discouraged [when Orr beat Young],” Terrell said. “We are better than both of them. We just have to keep our heads straight and stay focused.”