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Devils improve to 3-0 on season

Photo by Kevin Lewter 
The Germantown Red Devils improved to 2-0 on the season Friday by beating Southaven 51-46. The win came three days after Germantown toughed out a 56-51 overtime win against Arlington. Germantown was scheduled to play Millington Central (0-1) Tuesday night. They will host Bartlett next Tuesday. PICTURED: Senior guard Calmar Davis slips by a defender and gets to the basket.
Photo by Kevin Lewter The Germantown Red Devils improved to 2-0 on the season Friday by beating Southaven 51-46. The win came three days after Germantown toughed out a 56-51 overtime win against Arlington. Germantown was scheduled to play Millington Central (0-1) Tuesday night. They will host Bartlett next Tuesday. PICTURED: Senior guard Calmar Davis slips by a defender and gets to the basket.

Photo by Kevin Lewter
The Germantown Red Devils improved to 2-0 on the season Friday by beating Southaven 51-46. The win came three days after Germantown toughed out a 56-51 overtime win against Arlington. Germantown also beat Millington Central (0-2) Tuesday night. They will host Bartlett next Tuesday. PICTURED: Senior guard Calmar Davis slips by a defender and gets to the basket.

 

Photo by Kevin Lewter Arlington fell to 0-2 on the season Thursday after losing 62-42 to Houston. The loss came two days after the Tigers' tough 56-51 overtime loss against Germantown. Arlington will host Horn Lake on Dec. 2. PICTURED: Arlington's Luke Wiseman gets his shot off over two Germantown defenders.

PICTURED: Arlington’s Luke Wiseman gets his shot off over two Germantown defenders.

The loaded Germantown Red Devils lineup came into the William Osteen Gymnasium Nov. 22 and left Flag City scoring only 44 points.

The host Millington Trojans even held the Red Devils to 2 points in the second quarter going into the break with the lead. But Germantown did manage to leave Millington victorious 44-33 winners.
“I’m so hard to satisfy,” Millington Head Coach Jewel Gates said. “I don’t believe in moral victories. Moral victories doesn’t put anything in the left column. They put something in the right column which are for losses.
“We’re learning how to fight,” he added. “But you have to learn how to win. Those are two big different things. We’re fighting, I will say that. We have to learn how to win those types of games. You don’t win a game like that turning it over. You don’t win a game like missing a layup. You don’t win a game like that being timid. Those are things we just can’t do.”
Turnovers doomed the Trojans in the opening quarter falling behind 12-2 with only a jumper from Mac Coulter. Millington trailed 17-10 entering the second quarter.
The Trojans’ defense suffocated the Red Devils only giving up a layup that made the score 19-16 in favor of Germantown. Millington scored the final 6 points of the period including a Jonathan Mattox triple. The Trojans were ahead 22-19 at halftime.
Germantown rallied in the third quarter with a 8-1 run to regain the advantage. The Red Devils maintain the lead going into the fourth quarter ahead 33-28.
The Trojans’ offensive woes continued in the fourth quarter with only free throws from Hunter Klutts and Mattox.
Germantown managed to score 11 points in the fourth quarter to win by that total. While some fans left the gym that night seeing progress in the young Trojans, Gates saw his next teaching point for his squad.
“Listen to every single word — every single word,’ he concluded. “They listen but they’re not completely getting it to were they soak up every single thing that is coming out of my mouth. They’re listening and I’ll give them that. But you’ve got to listen every single day.”