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Scott Central blasts Kelly as seeds hold true

Monday, December 28, 2009

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Scott Central's Bobby Hatchett goes up for a layup past Kelly's Trey Drury Saturday morning at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau.
(Josh Mills, Staff)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A hot start gave way to the exploration of the bench for Scott Central head coach Kenyon Wright on Saturday morning as his Braves squad blew away the Kelly Hawks 90-22. The top-seeded Scott Central squad is in search of a repeat crown in the 2009 Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament, held at the Show Me Center.

The Hawks came into the match-up as the lowest seed in the 16-team bracket, and quickly fell behind to the Braves in the first quarter. The 36-2 lead after one quarter of play, led to a 66-11 Scott Central lead at halftime.

Several bench players saw significant time for the Braves by the second quarter of Saturday's win, and again in the second half they saw the floor quite a bit for Wright.

"They practice everyday and it's good to get them in there to see what they can do," said Wright of the usage of bench players. "Anytime you can get the kind of experience that they need in a game situation, it's always good. We're going to need them all."

As for his starters, which forced the mercy clock after their high-scoring first half performance, Wright said that they could've been more solid, but said the early start, the bigger floor, and several other things could've played a role.

"We came out and did okay," he said. "It's a bigger floor, but we're going to have to come out and get some movement on it. Hopefully we can come out on Monday and see what we can do."

Kelly actually held the edge in the fourth quarter, outscoring Scott Central 6-5, but a 19-point third quarter extended the Braves' margin of victory by the time all was said and done.

Nate Wills, head coach for the Hawks, said after the game that his inexperienced squad has a lot to work on as the season progresses, but said the effort is there practice after practice.

"We didn't show it today, but we come in everyday and practice for two hours," said Wills. "They want to practice today.

"We're just short right now on fundamentals and talent. The one thing I was disappointed with, was that our effort wasn't very good today. We've just got to do a better job of everything."

Otto Porter led all scorers with 28 points in the win for Scott Central, while teammate Bobby Hatchett added 19. Dominique Porter added 15 points.

Dustin Crowden led the Hawks with six while Michael Kuykendall added five including a 3-pointer.

Kelly2956--22
Scott Central3630195--90

KELLY (22) -- Michael Kuykendall 5, Trey Drury 2, Garrett Alsup 2, Michael Fisher 3, Blake Wadlington 2, Dustin Crowden 6, Andy Klunk 2. FG 8 FT 4-5 F 19. (3-pointers -- Kuykendall 1, Fisher 1. Fouled out -- none).

SCOTT CENTRAL (90) -- Blake Pobst 2, Stewart Johnson 6, Bobby Hatchett 19, Otto Porter 28, Bryan Freed 4, Tyrell Avance 2, Charles McClinton 7, John Rhoden 7, Dominique Porter 15. FG 35 FT 17-26 F 10. (3-pointers -- Hatchett 1, D Porter 2. Fouled out -- none).

Charleston 78,

Woodland 30

The Charleston Bluejays rolled by the Woodland Cardinals in their first-round match-up, 78-30.

A 21-point first quarter put the Bluejays out in front by 11 to begin the game and went on to go up by a score of 38-17 at the half. A 26-2 third quarter in favor of the Bluejays put the game out of reach.

Charleston's Greg Tucker led all scorers with 20 points. Deonte Jones added 14.

Woodland107211--30
Charleston21172614--78

WOODLAND (30) -- Nick Deck 2, Martin Williams 7, Corey Chapman 8, Jesse Long 2, Neil Johnson 7, Andrew Minson 4. FG 12 FT 5-8 F 20. (3-pointers: Williams. Fouled out: Williams.)

CHARLESTON (78) -- Demonte Farmer 4, Maurice Moore 3, Ryan Parham 2, Aaron Cassell 3, Greg Tucker 20, Jamaul Gray 8, Claude Armstrong 6, Deonte Jones 14, Trey Watkins 4, Tobias Townsend 2, Fabreizio Wright 6, Krushon Scott 6. FG 30 FT 17-26 F 17. (3-pointers: Jones. Fouled out: none.)

Oran 74,

Meadow Heights 68

In the only close game of the night, the No. 8 seed Oran Eagles held on to defeat the No. 9 seeded Meadow Heights 74-68.

The Panthers would out-score Oran 27-25 in the fourth quarter but it just wasn't enough to secure the potential upset.

Nathan Michelsen led the Eagles with 29 points. Jon Morrow added a healthy 22 points in the win.

Meadow Heights14111627--68
Oran20151425--74

MEADOW HEIGHTS (68) -- Adam Walker 9, Dustin Hubler 11, Daylan Davis 10, Trent Kiefer 5, Calen Buerck 19, Nick Webb 14. FG 26 FT 11-17 F 20. (3-pointers: Walker 1, Davis 1, Kiefer 1, Webb 2. Fouled: Hubler)

ORAN (74) -- Preston Scherer 9, Gabe Kielhofner 2, Nathan Michelsen 29, Zac Chasteen 5, Cody Moore 2, Reece Mangels 5, Jon Morrow 22. FG 26 FT 17-28 F 17. (3-pointers: Scherer 1, Michelsen 3, Mangels 1. Fouled out: none)

Notre Dame 75,

Scott City 43

The No. 2 seed Notre Dame Bulldogs got out to a quick lead right from the tip to take care of the Scott City Rams in a 75-43 final.

A 27-13 first quarter gave the Bulldogs a substantial lead that would only get bigger as the game went on. A 44-25 half time lead had Notre Dame in prime position to win their first-round game.

Jacob Tolbert led all scorers with 22 points. Zach Cotner led Scott City with 12 while Skylar Cobb added nine.

Scott City1312810--43
Notre Dame27171714--75

SCOTT CITY (43) -- Zach Cotner 12, Landon Robert 8, Corey Rogers 2, Kyle Lacey 2, Skylar Cobb 9, Corey Speakman 1, Justin Modglin 5, Austin Tapley 2, Zach Estes 2. FG 13 FT 13-22 F 15. (3-pointers: Robert 2, Cobb 1, Modglin 1. Fouled out: none)

NOTRE DAME (75) -- Nick Koeppel 4, Liam Maher 12, KeKe Kellum 7, Alex Carroll 2, Chris McCoy 2, Derek Landewee 2, Alex Beussink 6, Luciano Starling 4, Tanner Hiett 4, Jacob Tolbert 22, Mett Helle 6, Matt Patton 4. FG 28 FT 10-15 F 18. (3-pointers: Maher 2, Kellum 1, Tolbert 6. Fouled out: none)

Jackson 66, Chaffee 23

After a close opening quarter the Jackson Indians asserted their dominance over the Chaffee Red Devils by outscoring them 25-0 in the second quarter. The Indians went on to win the game 66-23.

Chaffee was down by only six points at the end of the first period but was unable to score a single point in the second as Jackson went up 37-6 at the half.

Jackson's Henrie Williams scored a game-high 20 points while Caleb Newcomer and Zach McDowell added 12 and 10 respectively.

The Red Devils had three scorers on the night; Michael Rutherford, Alex Crowe and Jordan Yahn. Rutherford led Chaffee with 12 while Crowe added eight and Yahn chipped in with 3.

Chaffee6098--23
Jackson12251415--66

CHAFFEE (23) -- Alex Crowe 8, Michael Rutherford 12, Jordan Yahn 3. FG 9 FT 1-4 F 12. (3-pointers: Crowe 2, Rutherford 2. Fouled out: none)

JACKSON (66) -- Caleb Newcomer 12, Taylor Williams 6, Tyler Rhodes 3, Law Duncan 3, Zach McDowell 10, Henrie Williams 20, Bobby Clark 9, John Meyer 3. FG 27 FT 6-10 F 8. (3-pointers: Newcomer 4, Rhodes 1, Duncan 1. Fouled out: none)

Advance 71, Delta 36

The No. 5 seeded Advance Hornets defeated the Delta Bobcats in their first-round game in a 71-36 final.

Grant Gray and Luke Steil gave the Hornets 22 and 21 points respectively in the win while Dylan Dunivan added 11. Delta's Shelby Kight led the Bobcats with 12 while Chase Crowden added 11.

Delta108117--36
Advance22142411--71

DELTA (36) -- Austin Seabaugh 2, Teddy May 2, Cody Helderman 3, Zach Reigert 4, Chase Crowden 11, Cody Naramore 2, Shelby Kight 12. FG 15 FT 3-4 F 18. (3-pointers: Helderman 1, Crowden 2, Naramore 2. Fouled out: none)

ADVANCE (71) -- Hunter Wilson 2, Luke Steil 21, Grant Gray 22, Matt Ware 6, Dylan Dunivan 11, Brad Steil 7, Ethan Barr 2. FG 25 FT 18-27 F 8. (3-pointers: Gray 3. Fouled out: none)

Cape Central 71,

Leopold 37

The Cape Central Tigers used an explosive second quarter to distance themselves from the No. 11 seed Leopold Wildcats to come away with a 71-37 win.

Cape Central, the No. 6 seed, outscored Leopold 25-8 in the second quarter and held a 42-21 advantage at half time.

Kevin Casasola led the Tigers with 20 points. Andrew Williams had 19 while James Lane added 15.

Lance Seiler led Leopold with 14 points.

Leopold138115--37
Cape Central17251514--71

LEOPOLD (37) -- Kyle Stroder 2, David Fluchel 2, John Bohnsack 12, Lance Seiler 14, Anthony Seabaugh 7. FG 14 FT 5-5 F 8. (3-pointers: Bohnsack 2, Seiler 2. Fouled out: none)

CAPE CENTRAL (71) -- Blake Ozbun 4, Andrew Williams 19, T.J. Tisdale 3, James Lane 15, Terrance Howard 8, Kevin Casasola 20, Zach Boerboom 2. FG 30 FT 4-7 F 10. (3-pointers: Williams 6, Casasola 1. Fouled out: none)

Oak Ridge 77, Bell City 49

The No. 7 seed Oak Ridge Bluejays defeated the Bell City Cubs 77-49 to advance to the second round on Saturday night.

Oak Ridge's Logan Mangelsled all scorers with 24 points. Garret Light and Brett Thomas added 17 and 16 respectively.

Leonard Schaefer led Bell City with 19 points.

Bell City641821--49
Oak Ridge19192415--77

BELL CITY (49) -- Skylor Blackler 8, Jason Hess 6, Leonard Schaefer 19, Jeff Long 9, Jason Miller 7. FG 19 FT 7-13 F 19. (3-pointers: Hess 2, Schaefer 2. Fouled out: Hess)

OAK RIDGE (77) -- Stephen Bolen 5, Caleb Elam 4, Lucas Rohde 3, Jacob Light 2, Garret Light 17, Brett Thomas 16, Logan Mangels 24, Dakota Zoellner 2, Corvin Schoen 4. FG 27 FT 17-19 F 9. (3-pointers: Bolen 1, Rohde 1, G. Light 1, Thomas 1, Mangels 2. Fouled out: none)