By David Sharp
Scott County Central played to another level, defeating
Newtown-Harris (29-2) by a final score of 98-63 in the Class 1 boy’s championship
game. The Braves forced 32 Tiger turnovers, and recorded a 45-11 points off
Newtown-Harris led 9-8 in a turnover filled first period. Scott
County Central turned the Tigers over and exploded on a 19-2 run to a 34-14
first quarter lead.
The Braves held a 64-35 halftime lead. Scott County Central
stole the ball 22 times to three for Newtown-Harris.
Scott County Central (29-2) earned their state record tenth
championship. Bobby Hatchett and Drew Thomas scored a game high 29 Brave points
each. Otto Porter fired in 24 Scott County Central points with a pace setting
K.J. Cool led Newtown-Harris with 18 points. T.J. Ireland tossed
in 17 points with a team leading eight rebounds in the Class 1 boy’s
Glasgow (26-6) took home the third place with a 72-62 victory
over Chadwick (25-6). After an even first quarter, the Yellow Jackets opened a
38-31 halftime lead. Glasgow led by as many as 14 points during the second
Yellow Jacket senior Jay Lee was stopped one point shy of the
3000 career point plateau when he picked up his fourth foul with 68 seconds to
play in the game. Lee fouled out on a rebound try14 seconds later.
Jay Lee finished sixth on the all time MSHSAA boy’s career
scoring board with 2,999 points. Lee recorded 455 career steals, second on the
all time list.
Jay Lee scored a game high 28 third place game points with nine
rebounds. The Yellow Jackets enjoyed a 48-39 rebound advantage. Ben Meyer
scored 17 points with 15 rebounds. Chris Wells fired in 16 points with 11
Patrick Holt led three Cardinals in double figures with 24
points. Jefferson (26-5) downed Bakersfield (20-10) by a 50-31 margin in the
Class 1 girls’ third place contest. The Eagles led 30-11 at intermission.
Chelsey Merrigan led Jefferson County at Conception Junction
with a game high 25 points and six boards.