MAIZE — Maize used a 17-7 second quarter to distance itself from Campus, then Luke Langley kept his foot on the gas, powering the Eagles to a 68-52 victory Friday night.
Langley scored 12 of his game-high 17 points after halftime. He had plenty of scoring help from four teammates who finished with nine points each.
"You kind of pick your poison with them." Campus coach Josh Axline said of Maize. "If you take away their inside game, they have some guys who can knock down the three. If you don't take away their inside game, (Derek) Lee and (Ryan) Schultz will just eat you alive."
Lee and Schultz scored nine points for Maize, as did Ryan McCarthy and Josh Davis.
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Langley said he stepped up when Campus stifled the inside game, but said the Eagles' inside players helped him get open.
"They open you up for the threes," he said. "They can finish down low, so (Campus) just crashed on them, and that leaves me open for a three."
The teams battled through a tight first quarter, with Campus (8-7) leading by as many as five points before Maize (12-4) cut it to a single point, 16-15, on a turnaround shot by Tyler Hosman.
Maize coach Chris Grill said keeping Campus from getting too far ahead early was a key.
"I thought we just stayed pretty disciplined with the things we were working on," Grill said. "We were able to keep them on a small run as opposed to a 10- to 15-point run.
"We were able to work ourselves back into it, tie it up and take a lead."
Maize took the lead for good on Josh Davis' layup with 5:18 to play in the half.
From there, it was a matter of dodging foul trouble for both teams, as a total of 39 fouls were called, plus two technical fouls.
Campus forward Jack Charles scored eight first-half points but was held scoreless in the fourth quarter, finishing with 13, the same as Brett Thomas.
"I think the biggest thing is their depth; they wore us down," Axline said. "They're a tough match-up for us, their post guys are so good. They're so deep at all positions, but I thought we competed and late I thought we just ran out of gas."
Campus (8-7) 16 7 16 13 — 52 Maize (12-4) 15 17 16 13 — 68
CAMPUS: Charles 13, Schuelke 12, Meier 5, Thomas 13, Brown 3, Haight 2, Flax 4. Totals 16 (2) 18-29 52.
MAIZE: Sturgeon 5, Langley 17, Davis 9, Schultz 9, Lee 9, McCarthy 9, Hammack 2, Hosman 4, Barney 2, Wolgamott 2. Totals 28 (5) 7-16 68.