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02/11/20 – SHS Boys Basketball JV vs SWHS Tigers 54-44 (W)

By Shelley Hatcher, 02/24/20, 1:35PM CST

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After having a bye the previous Friday, the Spartans were at home again the Tigers and were coming in on a solid two game win streak. 

The first quarter started with an 8-0 Spartan run but was answered by an 8-0 Tiger run.  The quarter was evenly played with the Tigers as the smaller team but were very quick.  The Spartans moved the ball well and the quarter ended with a slim 10-9 lead.

 

The second quarter started slow for the Spartans.  A number of missed shots and with leading rebounder, Luke Hatcher out with an ankle sprain the Spartans struggled with offensive rebounding. The Tigers went on a 7-2 run at the beginning of the quarter and the Spartans were down 12-16 with 4:41 to go.  Continued sloppy play and turnovers by the Spartans along with solid play by the Tigers had the Tigers up 24-17 at the half.

 

The Spartans went into the third quarter needing to overcome a 7 point deficit.  The Spartans were up for the challenge and began the quarter on a 12-0 run and were leading 29-24 with 4:24 to go.  The Tigers answered with a 10-3 run the 2nd half of the quarter and took over the lead 34-32 with 1:55 to go.  A single SHS foul shot the last two minutes finished the quarter with the Spartans down by one at 33-34.

 

It was a tight start to 4th quarter.  The game was tied 35-35 after a minute and 30 sec.  It was then that the Spartans began to slowly pull away.  The score was 44-39 with 3:41 to go.  Each team battled down the stretch but the Spartans pulled it out with a 10-5 run.  The Spartans pulled out the 10 point victory 54-44.

 

Notable play:

  • A very strong performance by Keanu Dawes leading all scorers with 20 points, 2 steals, and 4 rebounds
  • Garrett Dudley did his best imitation of a guard, contributing 6 assists and 3 rebounds
  • Cameron Cronin contributed 12 points and 3 rebounds
  • James McVaugh poured in 8 points and scooped 4 rebounds