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Leyton overcomes slow start, batters Garden County


PCM / For The Sun-Telegraph

A.W. Frerichs beats everybody to the basket on a fast break.

For the Warriors, three times will have to be the charm if they are to capture the 2014 MAC Tournament title Saturday night.

After a sluggish beginning the Warriors (9-3) earned passage to the MAC finals with a 53-36 semi-final win over the Garden County Eagles (5-6) at Sidney Middle School on Thursday night.

"It looked to me at times like we were playing in sand," said Warriors Head Coach Gary Oltmann. "But we got our job done on defense."

After fighting through the first quarter to a 12-12 draw, the Warriors opened the second quarter by jumping off the sand onto the boardwalk. Leyton dou...

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