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Ferris Yellow Jackets put one more in the win column

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The Ellis County Press

FERRIS - It was an uncharacteristically slow start for the Yellow Jackets against Venus.

Even with the height advantage, Ferris played unusually sloppy and slow through the first period.

Venus fought hard for rebounds both off of free throws and regular two and three point shots.

Venus quickly showed they wanted to run a fast-paced game racing up and down the court trying to tire Ferris.

Ferris finally figured out their counter strategy in the second period and showed what a 20-3 season team looks like.

Having to put up another battle after beating Crandall last week, Ferris nonetheless continued to steadily increase their lead leaving the court at half time with a score of 23-14.

Ferris took their cue from Venus coming out in the second half of play and staying step for step with the Bulldogs.

Ferris showed their own speed and agility by stealing the ball and taking it back for the score several different times.

Ferris found some comfort in a 33-20 lead with 2:29 left in the third period, however, they knew better than to let their guard down.

And right in the middle of all the action on the court, a spectator on the Ferris side was hand-cuffed and escorted out by FPD and Ferris High School police.

Ferris would score 18 points in the third period while allowing Venus only 10.

Venus’ fast-paced game would backfire on them in the fourth period as Ferris still had reserve energy while Venus tired considerably letting passes slip through their hands on numerous occasions.

Ferris would pull even further away from Venus with a 50-33 score half way through the fourth period.

The combination of Tevin Richards and Paul Alexander would seal the 64-36 victory for Ferris who is now 21-3 on the season and 2-0 in the district.

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