HUNTSVILLE — After getting smacked in its first district game at Halls, Scott High was eager for a little redemption in league play. Getting that opportunity at home against Anderson County on Friday, the Highlanders seized the moment.
The competitive phase of the Highlanders’ game against the Mavericks didn’t last long. Scott jumped out to a 22-4 first quarter lead en route to a 73-50 win that was not as close as the final score indicated.
The Highlanders led 66-31 after the third quarter, and the clock ran continuously in the fourth quarter as Anderson County trimmed into the lead after Scott went to its bench.
Trey Morrow scored 33 points in three quarters, despite a relatively slow start.
The good news for Scott High: it was the supporting cast that carried the load in the first quarter, as the insurmountable lead was being built. Scott Jeffers, Dalton Prewitt and Grey Todd each knocked down 3-pointers in the first quarter, teaming up for 13 points while Morrow and Luke West, the team’s top two scorers, got off to the slow start.
Morrow wound up scoring seven points in the opening period, while West scored a pair of free throws en route to 14 points for the game.
The second quarter saw Morrow take over. He had 12 points and Scott High out-scored Anderson County 18-11 to build a 40-15 halftime lead.
The third quarter wouldn’t get much better for the Mavericks. Morrow scored 14 points, West added six, and Scott pushed the lead to 35.
Morrow and Todd tied in the rebound category, each pulling down eight boards. Morrow had four assists. West had three steals.
SCOTT (73): Morrow 33, West 14, Todd 9, Prewitt 7, Jeffers 5, Babb 3, Strunk 2.
ANDERSON CO. (50): R. McGhee 9, Martin 9, West 6, Dooley 6, Nelson 4, Dake 3, Russell 2, Cole 2, Strickland 2, B. McGhee 2.