Braves have four players score in double figures
SIKESTON -- The Scott County Central Braves rolled on to their fifth win of the season Friday night, as they took care of the Gideon Bulldogs, 113-59.
The Braves looked to be back on the top of their game, after coming off a tough loss to the Bell City Cubs in the Oran Invitational Tournament last week. Using their daunting full-court press, Scott Central (5-1) took advantage of the Bulldogs mishaps to create easy baskets for themselves.
After the game, Scott Central head coach Ronnie Cookson had nothing but good things to say about both teams after the win.
"Gideon has some of the most hustling bunch of kids," Cookson said. "I mean they really work hard. I was proud of our kids and the way they kept working. I was tickled that some of our kids got to come off the bench and got to play some."
"I wish Gideon all the luck in the world down the road."
Scott Central had four players in double figures. Both Drew Thomas and Caleb Johnson scored 24 points a piece, and they also pulled down 12 rebounds a piece. D.D. Gillespie added 16 points with two 3-pointers. Randy Timmons chipped in with 11 points and 11 rebounds of his own.
Gideon also had four players in double figures. Jordan Boone led the Bulldogs with 18 points, with 12 of those coming from behind the arc on four 3-
pointers. Travis Miller added 14, while Jake Deprow had 13 and was 3-3 from the free-throw line. Jarred Foster also added to the total with 10.
At the end of the first quarter, the Braves were ahead by 26 points after a 3-
pointer at the buzzer by D.D. Gillespie to put the Braves up, 32-6. Caleb Johnson finished the first half with 18 points to help the Braves to a 62-26 lead going into half-time.
The 72nd and 76th points from the Braves were two crowd-pleasing dunks by Drew Thomas in the third quarter. Going into the fourth quarter, Scott Central led 98-47.
With a big lead and the mercy clock running throughout the fourth quarter, the Braves bench had a chance to take the floor. They managed to contribute 15 points towards the 113-59 win.
Scott Central's next game will be at the Heartland Hoopfest in Perryville where they will take on Indianapolis-Arlington next Saturday.
The first game of the night could have been a sign of things to come as the Braves went on to rout the Bulldogs 77-27 in junior varsity action.
The Braves were led by Stewart Johnson's 27 points and Otto Porter chipped in 16.
Tim Kelly had 10 to lead the Bulldogs and Jordan Landers added five.