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Port Huron surges past Marysville, 50-36

By Joseph Hayes

It’s nothing like a little payback.

On Tuesday night, it was the Port Huron High School boys basketball team’s turn to enact revenge on Marysville for last month’s disappointing defeat.

In their first meeting three weeks ago, Marysville got the better of Port Huron on a game-winning shot.

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On Tuesday at Marysville however, it was the Big Reds turn to carry the play.

Port Huron led 11-7 at the end of the first quarter, 22-16 at halftime and 31-24 at the end of the third quarter before going on for a 50-36 victory.

“It all starts with our effort on defense and how we have been practicing,” Port Huron junior guard De’Ovion Price said after scoring 18 points.

“It was a good win for us. I’m happy we were able to pull it out.”

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Ethan Balon added 16 points for the Big Reds and Jace Mullins scored seven.

Evan Woodard and Logan Wright each scored nine points for the Vikings.

Port Huron took a 40-28 lead with five minutes remaining in the game. But the Vikings fought back to pull within 40-31, with just over four minutes to play.

Price added a three-point play, however, and later completed an impressive near minute-long possession where he dribbled through the Vikings defense and eventually found Balon for a lay-up.

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