(Photos by Kyle Carter, Staff)
"That's the gutsiest performance I've ever seen Eric Henry give," said Bell City head coach David Heeb. "He had a career high tonight, and he did it on one leg. He just continues to amaze me."
Henry got into some early foul trouble and missed most of the first quarter as Scott City jumped out to a 20-15 lead.
The two-time all-stater made up for lost time in the final three quarters as the Cubs outscored the Rams 28-18 in the second period, 18-11 in the third, then 34-28 in the fourth.
"(Henry) only had four in the first quarter," explained Heeb. "The next three quarters, he scored 40. He just kind of told everybody to get on his back. When he gets in that groove, there's not a lot you can do about it."
For Scott City, Tyler Ward scored 26 and Jeremy Schlosser added 20.
"I think this helped us exercise some of our demons from losing (to Dexter) on Friday night," said Heeb. "We faced another good big kid tonight. Even though he had 26 points, we did a better job guarding him."
Bell City (17-3) will travel to Oran on Friday night. The two teams have split this year, meaning Friday's game could determine who wins the top seed in Class 1, District 2.
"We respect Oran's team," said Heeb. "Coach (Mitch) Wood does a good job with them. I think we've had each other circled on the calender since the summer. It ought to be a great atmosphere for high school basketball."