BATH - Haverling used a strong second half to get past Addison 52-42 Friday in a non-league boys basketball contest.


After a defensive first half in which Haverling led 18-17, the Rams exploded for 17 points in the third quarter to push their lead to 35-29 heading into the last eight mintues.


Haverling kept the pressure on in the final frame, outscoring Addison 17-13 to put the final touches on a 34-25 second half scoring run.


“It was a defensive game in the first half,” Haverling head coach Bill Baker said. “The boys really picked up the intensity in the second half.“


Justin Marshall had 21 points to lead the Rams including 14 in the second half. AJ Brotz netted 19 points and Ryley O’Brian contributed 11 points.


Haverling jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the first quarter on a triple from O’Brian and two points from Jordon Deats and Marshall.


Ronald Dailey and Mike Benjamin cut the Rams lead to 11-9, but the Rams went on a 5-0 run to end the half on baskets from Marshall and Brotz.


Addison took a brief 25-24 lead in the third quarter when the Rams outscored the Knights 10-5 to close the frame.


Nate Yehl drilled a dagger to put the Rams up 48-35 in the final frame with 3:31 remaining in the game.


John Stierly led the Knights with 11 points, seven rebounds and 10 blocks. Blake Driskell added eight points


Haverling improves to 7-5 with the win while the Knights fall to 7-8.