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Coyotes fall to cross-county rival


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Potter-Dix defender Edward Barnes attempts to block a lay-up from rival Warrior Zach Hellie. The Warriors bested the Coyotes 54-41 in the hard fought battle.

Zach Hellie scored 27 points as Leyton used a strong second quarter to defeat cross-county rival Potter-Dix, 54-41, on Friday night.

Hellie led the Warriors (5-5) on both sides of the floor with a double-double. Offensively, he shot 10-of-19 from the field, including 1-of-2 from behind the arc. He also hit six free throws. He also grabbed 13 rebounds on the night, added two assists and had a steal.

The game was back-and-forth throughout the first quarter. Potter-Dix (4-6) went up 6-4 on Coby Hicks' layup and held a 9-4 lead after a Noah Nelson trey. Leyton rolled with a 6-0 run to take the...

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