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Rams rout Bayshore, 73-50

Atmore Christian's Ethan Heller (21) tries a 3-pointer late in the second half of the Rams' 73-50 win over Bayshore earlier tonight. The Rams outscored the Eagles 24-9 in the second period to pull away for good. | Andrew Garner/Atmore Advance

Atmore Christian’s Ethan Heller (21) tries a 3-pointer late in the second half of the Rams’ 73-50 win over Bayshore earlier tonight. The Rams outscored the Eagles 24-9 in the second period to pull away for good. | Andrew Garner/Atmore Advance

Atmore Christian outscored Bayshore 24-9 in the second period en route to a 73-50 victory earlier this evening.

The Rams (5-5, 4-1 in the Panhandle Christian Conference) used an up-tempo and full-court attack in the deciding period to pull away for good at 35-22 at the break.

ACS trailed 13-11 after the first period, but quickly got on fire as Ethan Heller got the ball rolling on a nice drive through the lane. Heller added a steal and a drive to the bucket to give his team a 15-13 advantage.

From there, the Rams — aided by Charlie Gandy, Kevin Depew and Heller — took over on a 6-0 run within the first 3 minutes.

Gandy got a rebound and putback, Depew drained a 3-pointer and Heller got a jumper with 5:28 left in the half for a 21-17 lead.

Gandy added a 3-pointer a little later, and drove the lane to help give ACS the 11-point lead at halftime.

One of the big differences in the second period was the Rams’ use of the half-court trap, which created several turnovers. The Eagles were quick on the offensive end, but were shutdown in the paint.

ACS led 47-24 in the third period, and by 20 after a Heller drive to the lane.

The Rams put up another good defensive period and led 56-33 going into the fourth.

Gandy led the Rams with 22 points; Heller chipped in 21; and Depew had 12.

In JV boys action, the Rams fell 27-23.

ACS visits SL Jones tomorrow night in conference action in Pensacola, Fla.