The Ouachita boys basketball team got off to a near flawless start in the 2019 Belton/Williams Classic Wednesday night by beating North Caddo 82-32.

Ouachita opened with a 21-0 run, consistently attacking the paint and converting underneath. North Caddo scored its first two points with 1:52 remaining in the quarter as the Lions forced several turnovers, which led to east buckets on the other end.

Ouachita head coach Jeremy Madison made a platoon swap midway through the second quarter after Quez Owens’ 3-pointer gave the Lions a 35-8 lead. Madison implemented the two-platoon system throughout the contest.

Matt Hayman drained three triples to lead the Lions with 13 points in the victory.

Award-winning sports writer for columns and features since joining the field in 2013. As the first-ever featured columnist of the month at Bleacher Report, Martin cut his teeth with online media before joining the newspaper business in 2014.

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