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Scott Central downs Scott City of third time this season

Monday, February 18, 2008

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Scott County Central's Drew Thomas goes up for two points.
SCOTT CITY -- The Scott Central Braves moved one game closer to an unbeaten conference record on Saturday, taking care of the Scott City Rams for the third time this season, 86-55.

The game started out with both teams seemingly trading baskets with each other, which eventually resulted in a 17-17 tie with about two minutes left to play in the first quarter.

In those last two minutes though, the Braves rattled off an 11-0 run to close out the quarter taking a 28-17 lead.

The Braves widened their lead at halftime by taking a 45-28 advantage.

Scott Central would go on and continue to lead the contest by double digits until the final buzzer.

"We played well at times," Braves head coach Ronnie Cookson said. "Scott City's got a good ball club. They got some good shooters and the kids played good defense on their shooters most of the time."

Sophomore Bobby Hatchett led the Braves with 18 points. Hatchett also had five assists and hit one 3-pointer.

Drew Thomas helped out with 17 points and five rebounds, while seniors D.D. Gillespie and Caleb Johnson each scored 14 points. Johnson also had eight rebounds for the Braves.

Otto Porter was also a threat on the boards. The freshman post player pulled down 12 rebounds to go along with his nine points.

Scott City had three players in double figures. Jay Simmons and Caleb Estes both scored 17 points a piece. Simmons knocked down four 3-pointers. Alex King finished with 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

This was Scott Central's third win against the Scott City Rams this season. The first one was at the seMissourian Christmas Tournament, 82-48, to take home a fifth place finish. The second one came in the championship game at the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament. The Braves fell behind at haltime, 32-17, but rallied back to win, 68-59.

"I was tickled to get another conference win," Cookson said. "We have one more to go against Delta."

If the Braves happen to defeat the Delta Bobcats it will be the second year in a row that Scott Central has swept the Scott-Mississippi Conference.

The Scott Central-Delta game also be the Braves last regular season game.

Up next for Scott Central (21-2) will be the Advance Hornets on Tuesday night. The junior varsity game will begin at 6 p.m. with the varsity game proceeding after.