STANTON - After falling short in each of its first 10 games in the 2012-13 season, South Floyd worked its way into the win column on Friday, defeating Paris 83-82 in the Red River Classic at Powell County. The triumph gave South Floyd head coach Justin Holbrook his first career win.
Four scorers reached double figures as South Floyd used a balanced offensive attack to get past Paris.
Junior guard Austin Bailey led South Floyd with 21 points. Bailey helped to lead the Raiders in each half.
Austin Salisbury scored 19 points, Tyler Daniels tossed in 15 and Michael Martin netted 12 for the Raiders.
Recent First Team All-State football honoree Weston Little just missed double figures, finishing with nine points for the Raiders.
Dakota Justice rounded out the South Floyd scoring with seven points.
Paris outscored South Floyd 19-16 in the opening period but faced a deficit at the end of each of the last three quarters.
South Floyd led 37-33 at halftime and 60-52 at the end of the third quarter.
Paris, which suffered its fourth straight loss after beating Burgin for its first win, also received scoring from seven different players.
Freshman forward Kobe Garrard paced Paris with a game-high 23 points. Jawan Dumphord scored 18 points and James Clark posted 17 for the Greyhounds.
Finishing strong, Paris used a 30-23 run in the final quarter to try to prevent South Floyd from recording the win. The Raiders, however, fought off the challenge from the Greyhounds.
South Floyd 83, Paris 82
Paris (82): Jawane Dumphord 6, Jawan Dumphord 18, Pridemore 2, Garrard 23, Clark 17, Nobles 9, Washington 7.
South Floyd (83): Justice 7, Salisbury 19, Daniels 15, Bailey 21, Martin 12, Little 9.
Paris……………..19 14 19 30-82
South Floyd……16 21 23 23-83