Offense is healthy in SC romp over Colby
SCHS junior Brett Meyer finishes off a drive to the basket with two of his 11 points in the sub-state semi-finals against Colby on Friday night.
By Rod Haxton, editor
If the Scott Community High School boys were feeling any side effects from the long layoff prior to the sub-state tournament it wasn’t evident on Friday.
The Beavers not only looked like the No. 1 seed in Class 4A-Division II tournament at Goodland, they looked like the team that had won 13 consecutive games at one stretch this season when they dismantled Colby, 64-29, in the semi-finals.
That advances Scott City (18-3) into Saturday’s sub-state title game where they will face Goodland (9-12) which was a 59-51 winner over Hugoton on the other semi-final game. Tipoff will be at 7:30 p.m. (CT).
Scott City owned this game from the opening tipoff when they scored the game’s first six points and opened up a 28-5 lead early in the second period. The 26 first quarter points was the most by SCHS since scoring 27 against Palmer Ridge in the championship game of the Orange and Black Classic.
It was important that the Beavers, who have struggled at times offensively over the past eight games, get off to a quick start. They looked like a much more confident team as they opened up a 15-4 lead following seven consecutive points by junior guard Trey O’Neil, including a three-pointer.
Junior guard Brett Meyer followed with a three-point play and moments later it was O’Neil finishing off a spin move in the paint with a short jumper that put his team on top, 20-4, with 2:24 still remaining in the period.
The Beavers were also zeroed in on the basket from long range with nine treys for the night.
O’Neil and junior guard Chantz Yager finished the first quarter with back-to-back three-pointers for a 26-5 cushion.
While the scoring pace slowed down a little in the second period, Scott City still maintained their defensive intensity as they took a 40-11 lead into halftime.
O’Neil finished with a game high 22 points, including four treys, followed by Meyer (11), Yager (9) and Sloan Baker (8).
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