Margaretville boys win season opener

The Margaretville Blue Devils boys’ varsity basketball team opened the 2008-09 season with a win at home over the visiting Purple Devils from Franklin Monday night.
Junior center Brian Faulkner scored a team-high 32 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to lead MCS to a 56-34 win. Junior Marcus Moore added 10 points, five rebounds and four assists.
“It’s a good start to the season,” said MCS Head Coach Jeremey Marks. “I thought the guys played well and we executed our game plan. Our guys did a good job finding the open man and making the extra pass and recognizing that Brian had the hot hand. And, once Brian got in, he was very aggressive to the basket.”
In a decisive third quarter, the Blue Devils outscored their opponents 19-10 and Faulkner tallied 16 of his 32 points.
The Blue Devils led at halftime, 26-14.
Margaretville will host the Rockets of Roxbury at 7 p.m. tonight.