Cave Spring Throttles Byrd in Opener

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William Byrd's #44 Timmy Meador fights for a rebound against Cave Spring #12 Harrison Richards.
William Byrd's #44 Timmy Meador fights for a rebound against Cave Spring #12 Harrison Richards.

by Bill Turner

Cave Spring pulled away from a 28-22 halftime lead with the help of an aggressive second half defense and timely scoring down the stretch, as the Knights knocked off William Byrd 63-48 in the season opener for both teams at the Cave Spring gym Tuesday night.

Byrd had closed to within six points with just under six minutes left in the game, but the Knights forced several turnovers and hit key free throws to secure the victory.

Amin Abuhawwas led Cave Spring with 26 points, with fellow-seniors Aaron Cupp adding 12 and Ryan Gladfelter chipping in 9.

Joe Barton led the Terrier scoring with 9 points. Colton Patriquin added 8, with Zac Hill scoring 7.