Once Scott's Jermul Richardson pulled up and swished his first shot against Bowsher on Friday night, it was all systems go for the Bulldogs’ senior guard.
Richardson went on to score nine straight points to open the game for the Bulldogs and 13 in the first quarter.
His fast start helped Scott avenge an early season loss at Bowsher as the Bulldogs went on to register a 77-66 win before a spirited home crowd for the City League tilt. Richardson finished the contest with a game-high 24 points.
"I just wanted it," Richardson said. "I was anxious, and I was ready to go get it."
If they don’t cut back on turnovers and shoot free throws a little better, Bedford’s Kicking Mules might not be good enough to win their rematch next month at Ann Arbor Pioneer.
Bedford's Reed Nagley takes a shot against Pioneer's Jibreel Hussein (23) and Forrest Neal. The Mules are now 9-0. THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH Enlarge | Buy This Photo
But Friday night, despite 23 giveaways and a subpar 9-for-16 effort at the foul line, the Mules were just good enough to stay unbeaten with an important 56-54 basketball victory against the Pioneers.
The win lifted Bedford to 9-0 overall and a first-place 4-0 in the Southeastern Conference’s Red Division.