YARMOUTH — Trailing Lake Region by seven points at the half, the Yarmouth High boys’ basketball team used its time in the locker room to correct issues on both ends of the floor.

The Clippers’ adjustments paid off immediately, as they went on a 15-2 run and beat the Lakers 72-68 Tuesday night.

“When we were in (the locker room), the big thing was we knew we weren’t going to lose,” said senior Bailey Darling. “Everyone – the starters and guys off the bench – came out and worked on offense and defense.”

The Clippers (2-0) made just two 3-pointers in the first half, then got hot in the third. Yarmouth scored 23 points in the quarter, including five 3-pointers.

“We got a little bit better off the ball,” said Yarmouth Coach Adam Smith. “We were stagnant the first half and we were settling. This time we passed up some shots, and maybe got the second or third look and knocked it down. We weren’t rushing as much and got better looks because of it.”

Added Darling: “It came from being unselfish mostly. We were able to get some touches inside with (Aleksander Medenica), and he’s a really good passer and did a great job of kicking out to guys in the corner. Guys were just able to knock down shots.”

That unselfish nature allowed the Clippers to finish with five players scoring in double figures. Sophomore Nolan Hegerty led the way with 15 point and 15 rebounds.

“He just quietly goes out there and does the job on the glass and knocks down shots,” said Smith. “He’s a huge lift for us. It’s hard to expect that from a sophomore, but he produces.”

Also for Yarmouth, Darling had 13 points and Medenica added 12 points, five rebounds and four steals. Devin Shields-Auble chipped in with 12 points, four assists and three steals, while Musseit M’Bareck finished with 10 points.

“We’ve got one returning starter in Muss and everyone is trying to find their niche,” said Smith. “We have guys who can score, so it’s not just one guy. They’re knocking down the opportunities they have. It’s great when you see that kind of number of scorers in the book.”

Yarmouth’s defensive effort played a big part in the third-quarter turnaround. Lake Region turned the ball over nine times in the third, allowing the Clippers to get the offense rolling in the transition game.

“We always feed off our defense,” said Smith. “With a team like Lake Region, you don’t expect runs like that, but our defense just grinds, grinds, grinds. They get their hands on a lot of stuff and it helps us on the offensive end.”

The backcourt trio of Shields-Auble, Darling and M’Bareck held off a furious comeback attempt by the Lakers (1-1), who were led by Jack Lesure (26 points) and Nate Smith (18). The Yarmouth trio combined for 17 points in the fourth quarter.

“That’s three seniors right there,” said Smith. “When they had to, they made the plays. To come out with a win against a team like Lake Region is just huge for us.”