The Landry Walker Buccaneers led wire-to-wire in a 63-36 win over the Columbus Falcons Saturday in the consolation round of the King Cotton Holiday Classic basketball tournament at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.
With a win over Pine Bluff on day two, the Buccaneers finished 2-1 in tournament play, while Columbus fell to 0-3 overall.
The Buccaneers attacked the offensive glass early to set the tone. Landry Walker senior guard Torey Cargo hit his second three-pointer to give the Buccaneers an 11-4 lead. Moments later, a steal and a fast-break layup by Buccaneer senior Shadon Green forced Columbus into a timeout with 3:18 to play in the first quarter.
Landry Walker led 18-5 after quarter one, and the Falcons weren't having any success on offense.
At the first media timeout of the second quarter, the Buccaneers were ahead 20-6. Back-to-back three-pointers by Columbus senior guard Fred Sparks made it an 11 point game.
Landry Walker Head Coach Antione Wildred called for a timeout with a little over two minutes to play in the second quarter to regroup his guys.
At halftime, Landry Walker maintained a 29-17 lead, but Columbus picked it up on offense as they outscored the Bucs by a point in quarter two.
The Bucs kept their foot on the gas coming out of the break by forcing a shot clock violation on the Falcons. Back-to-back two-hand slams by Landry Walker senior forward Jamond Vincent, followed by a deep three by Cargo, pushed their lead to 40-17.
With 2:10 to play in the second quarter, the Bucs opened a 20-point lead. For Columbus, another three by Sparks would help cut the lead to 47-32 after quarter three.
Landry Walker senior Solomon Doucette scored eight of their first 10 points of the fourth to extend their lead to 25.
At the final media timeout, the Bucs enjoyed a 29-point lead, while Columbus just couldn't find a flow.
A dunk by Doucette put the cherry on top for the Bucs.
For the Falcons, Sparks had a team-high nine points. For Landry Walker, Solomon Doucette came off of the bench to lead the team with a game-high 15 points.