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By David Sharp
Schuyler County was able to get to the rim and work for quality three point shots for a 75-50 win over Brashear in the November 22, 2022 season opening varsity boys basketball game for both teams.
Connor Smith drove to the rack and scored for a 17-10 Ram lead with 3:40 to play in the first quarter. Cooper Amen canned a three ball from the top of the key for a 20-11 lead with 2:56 remaining in the first period.
Schuyler County took a 23-14 lead into the second quarter. The Rams hit Brashear with an 11-2 run to a 33-16 lead with 3:16 remaining in the first half. Avery Zentz sank two Tiger free throws for a 33-18 deficit with 3:16 to play in the second quarter.
The home team outscored Brashear 16-6 in the second quarter for a 39-20 halftime lead. The teams played on even terms in the third quarter. Schuyler County led 56-37 at the three quarter pole.
The Rams ran the court and pulled down offensive rebounds. Schuyler County sank 60% of their free throws, compared to 11-26 (42%) for Brashear. Schuyler County held a 9-5 margin in converted three point shots.
“We saw how to defend a ball screen against somebody beside us. We were able to actually see what happens when you don’t do it the right way or the way I want them to do it,” Brashear coach Shelbi Followwill said. “We will take that back and work on it next week.”
“As far as them scoring 75 points, they have good shooters,” Shelbi Followwill said. “When you don’t defend a ball screen and give their best shooter wide open looks, they are going to knock them down. That goes back to us being able to defend the way we want to defend.”
“Little things we can fix,” Coach Followwill said. “It is the first game. If you look at a shot chart, I’ll bet they got almost twice as many shots up as we did. We missed a lot of bunnies. Overall, we played hard.”
“When we pushed the ball up the court, we got the looks we wanted. There are positives we can take away from this,” Shelbi Followwill said. “I thought we were in it with them a long time. Basketball is game of runs. How do we respond to it? We have to go on a run of our own.”
Cooper Amen scored a career high 27 Schuyler County points. Kale Windy tossed in 18 points. Brody Weaver scored nine points. Elliott Sevits scored eight points in a balanced Schuyler County scoring attack.
Mason Windy scored seven Schuyler County points. Ryan Farris put in six Ram points.
Schuyler County won going away, outscoring the Tigers 19-13 in the fourth quarter for their 75-50 win.
Cole Erwin led Brashear with 14 points in his first varsity basketball game. Carson Erwin and Jack Reeves scored seven points each. Avery Zentz put in six points. Lucas Keller and Deyton White scored five points each. Alex Houghton put in four. Landon Fisher added two Brashear points.
“We got up and down the floor well,” Schuyler County coach Chris Prewitt said. “We were playing football last Friday night. Conditioning was a big concern. We have that same core from last year. It helps.”
“We had a couple of freshmen step up and play some big minutes for us. Cooper Amen shot lights out. His 27 points were a career high,” Chris Prewitt said. Connor Smith had a ton of steals and a ton of blocks tonight.”
“We had a lot of guys that didn’t show up on the stat sheet, but we as coaches recognize that. We just had a really good game. We stuck to the game plan and stopped Carson Erwin,” Coach Prewitt said.
“That was a big deal.”