Marlins Win First Matchup of Christmas Classic

Panama City Beach, FL --- Arnold boy's basketball opened up play Friday night at the ninth annual Marlin Christmas Classic as head coach Robert Britton and his Marlins looking for a win in their house.

In the highlights attached above, the action takes place in the 1st half.

Jawaun White inbounds the ball then gets it back. Midrange J... no... But Joe Craig's follow up... yes. Arnold up 3.

Little later, on the fast break, ball's pushed ahead to Damnai Flanagain who gets the tough shot to drop. The freshman's got skill. Six point Arnold lead.

A lead that's about to grow. Cody Harris from three. Got it. Home team up nine.

Now Flanagain, calling for the iso, gets past his man and scores.

Marlins win 74-62. They're 5-6 and will play Walton out of Georgia at 6:30 Saturday.