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Warriors explode in second half, crush Webber

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Whisler scores career-high 24 points

By Seth Whitehead

Fueled by a highly-effective full-court press,  the Patoka basketball team used a 14-2 run midway through second half to break open a close game before rolling to a 72-47 nonconference victory over Webber Township at home.

Patoka led by just three, 33-30, at the 4:14 mark of the third quarter, but took control late in the period. The Warriors then exploded for 21 points in the first three minutes of the fourth quarter. They wound up outscoring Webber 35-8 during an 8 1/2-minute stretch of play.

Jeremy Whisler poured in a game-high 24 points for the Warriors, while Derek Back scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half.

For more details on the game, see the Dec. 11 edition of The Leader-Union.