by Bill Turner
William Byrd used a late second quarter run to go up 29-24 at the break, and the Terriers held on to defeat Hidden Valley 66-51 in non-district basketball Saturday night on the Byrd hardwood.
Byrd weathered several Titans runs during the second half and was able to score in key situations as Hidden Valley was plagued by turnovers. The Titans got to within six points midway through the fourth quarter, but Byrd finished strong to secure the win.
The Terriers were led by Joe Barton’s 19 points. Koty Collier threw down 15 for Byrd, while Jaylen Board and Zac Hill each added 10.
Malik Williams led the Hidden Valley attack with 18 points and center Austin Beecher added 12.