For awhile, it looked like it was going to be a duel between Logan Lindsay and Mason McMurray.
Unfortunately for the home fans, neither one of them played for Twinsburg.
The Stow-Munroe Falls boys basketball team improved to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the Suburban League National Conference after rolling to a commanding 83-47 victory over Twinsburg Dec. 20 on the road.
The Bulldogs (4-0, 3-0) dominated the Tigers from the opening whistle.
Thanks to good ball movement, strong defense and stellar shooting, Stow, which was clearly in attack mode from the beginning, stormed out to an 18-0 lead.
While the ball switched hands many times, Lindsay and Murray did the bulk of the scoring.
The duo combined for 16 points in the first quarter as the Bulldogs were up 23-3. The Tigers (1-4, 0-3), on the other hand, looked a bit tentative, especially when their shots didn't fall. Twinsburg missed 15 of its first 16 shots from the floor.
The Tigers showed some life on offense after the first eight minutes, but their deficit was much too large to overcome.
It was especially difficult since the Bulldogs continued their lights-out shooting the rest of the evening.
Lindsay and McMurray nearly outscored Twinsburg by themselves. The two combined for 45 points as Lindsay led with 23 points and the 6-foot-8 McMurray, who showed a repertoire of spin moves off the dribble, finished with 22 points.
Both players were particularly lethal from the outside.
Lindsay knocked down five 3-pointers and McMurray drained four triples.
Stow also got strong play from Justin Harvey, who finished with 11 points and gave his teammates several second and third shots with his work on the boards.
Michael Moore led the Tigers with 14 points. No other player scored more than six for Twinsburg.