Puxico upsets Scott City at Bloomfield
BLOOMFIELD -- Charleston advanced to the 2A District 2 semifinals on Tuesday night, rolling past Greenville 92-43.
Lezcano Dean the charge, scoring 19 points with five rebounds and four steals. He also hit three treys in the win.
"I thought Dean played a super game tonight," said Charleston head coach Danny Farmer. "We started out struggling a little bit offensively and he really picked his game up."
Dean scored 10 of Charleston's 23 points in the first quarter as the Bluejays jumped out to an eight-point lead. The lead increased to 40-26 at halftime, then Charleston blew the game wide open with a 27-1 run.
"We pressured them the whole game," said Farmer. "We were man-to-man, full-court the whole night and by the second half (Greenville) wore down."
Charleston cleared the bench late in the third quarter as all 14 players saw action. The Bluejay bench was able to outscore Greenville 25-16 in the final frame to give Charleston the uncontested 92-43 win.
"We played the whole team tonight," said Farmer. "I have a lot of confidence in my B-team, they had a great season. I kind of see them as just subs now."
Jordy Mixon scored 16 points. Kewain Gant contributed 14 points and seven rebounds. Joshua Strayhorn hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 points, and Trentez Lane came in and dished out six assists with three steals.
Jason West paced Greenville with 15 points. Jarred Green added 11.
Charleston (17-8) will face Puxico on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Puxico head coach Chuck Powers ran the 2-3 zone for the first time against Scott City on Tuesday, and the Rams had no answer for it. The Indians pulled off the biggest upset of the tournament so far, holding on for a 61-48 win.
Puxico, who was seeded sixth, led by as much as 22 on the third-seeded Rams, then held off a late Scott City run to preserve the victory. Derek Binford led the charge for the Indians with 21 points. Mike Stewart and Cainan Jordan each finished with 10.
D.J. Walton paced Scott City with 25 points, scoring 16 in the fourth quarter.
Puxico (11-14) will face Charleston on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
In Thursday's other semifinal, top-seeded Notre Dame will face fifth-seeded Kelly at 6 p.m.