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Staying in shape early pays off now on college court for Laurel resident

Staying in shape early pays off now on college court for Laurel resident

Matt Frierson played soccer with the Laurel Boys and Girls Club as a boy, and all of that running has paid off in his current athletic pursuit.

The Laurel resident is a sophomore shooting guard for the men’s basketball team at The Citadel, whose style of play is unmatched by any Division I team in the country.

In 21 games this season, the Bulldogs averaged 95.6 points per contest, which led the nation.

Their up-tempo style of play, instituted by head coach Robert “Duggar” Baucom, in his second season with the military school in South Carolina, leaves many opponents gasping for air.

The Citadel beat Johnson University of Florida 146-84 in November and posted a...

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