Washington’s Eric Peartree dribbles the ball during the Pam Pack’s 54-39 loss to D.H. Conley Friday night at Washington High School. (WDN Photo/Brian Haines)

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Published 5:28pm Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Pam Pack saved its best for last but it was too little too late for Washington as it fell 54-39 to D.H. Conley on Friday night.
Washington posted 13 points in the final eight minutes, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a 15-point first half.
While Washington was up and down, D.H. Conley was even-Stevens throughout the game scoring 14 or 15 points in every quarter except the third when it tallied 11.
The Vikings were powered by Josh Lox who scored a game-high 21 points, while Jakeel Andrews tallied 12.
The Pam Pack (5-7, (0-5) had three double-digit scorers in Stephon Moore (10), Tyvon Copeland (10) and Stevie Green (12), but the point production dropped significantly after that.
Washington moved the ball well and showed a willingness to pass, but settled for way too many jumpers and did not shoot a good percentage from the field.
“That’s not what we want,” Washington coach Steve Flowers said. “We have to be able to execute our offense better.”
The Vikings got ahead early as Andrews scored nine first-quarter points to put DHC ahead 14-8.
In the second quarter, it was Lox who did all the damage as he racked up 11 points, giving D.H. Conley a 29-15 halftime lead.
Washington was aggressive on defense, but Flowers said his team must be smarter about how it challenges.
“We’re having the same problem: We have to learn how to defend without fouling,” Flowers said. “We get into early foul trouble and we just don’t have enough depth and it kills us.”
After the break, the Pam Pack gave its best defensive effort of the game as it clamped down of the Vikings and limited them to 11 points.
Copeland and Green got hot in the third and combined to score all 11 of Washington points.
In the fourth, Washington had its best scoring output of the contest as it produced 13 points to the Vikings’ 14.
In the second half, Washington was just about even with the Vikings as the Pack tallied 24 second-half points to D.H. Conley’s 25, but the Pack was submarined by its slow start and never really threatened after the first quarter.
The strong finish was enough to encourage the Pam Pack coach.
“Once we settled in we were ok,” Flowers said. “We showed some heart. We played hard and finished strong.”

D.H. Conley    14    15    11    14    —    54
Washington    8    7    11    13    —    39
Vikings (54)
Jackeel Andrews 12, Josh Lox 21, Garnett 2, Williams 2, Cox 6, Taylor 5, Nolen 2, Turner 2.
Pam Pack (39)
Moore 10, Tyvon Copeland 10, Stevie Green 12, Bell 3, Burke 4.

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