MORLEY -- The Scott Central Braves surprisingly breezed past the Scott City Rams Tuesday night 90-63.
The win was the eighth of the season against three losses for the Braves.
Ten players scored for Scott Central with Andrew Pullen's 23 leading the way. Josh Boley scored 19 including four 3-pointers.
Avis White chipped in with 13 and Pershard Owens added 10 to round out the double-figure scoring.
Scott City's Mark Dannenmueller led all scorers in the contest by pouring in 27 markers. Teammate Mark Johnson added 18 points.
The Rams never led in the game. In the opening four minutes of the first quarter, the visitors trailed by a point at 8-7, but a 12-0 run ignited by Boley's first 3-pointer put the Braves on top by 20-7.
Scott Central never looked back and led by a 24-15 score after one quarter.
Scott Central was at a significant size disadvantage against the Rams, but quickness made up the difference. The Braves' quickness on defense worked very effectively when they employed a half-court trap that took the Rams out of their offense.
The Braves had built a 14-point bulge by halftime and led by 18 at the end of three quarters 64-46.
"We played really well tonight. We had some legs under us and we played ten kids and nobody hurt us. It was a total team effort," commented interim Scott Central coach Delane Beckwith. I'm really proud of the kids."
Rams' coach Lance Amick summed up the game with one sentence: "We got beat by a better team tonight."
Scott City won the jayvee contest 63-54,
Scott Central will travel to Portageville Friday night to take on the Bulldogs.