HUNTSVILLE — In its first district matchup with Halls, Scott High never led. The Highlanders trailed by as much as 15 in the fourth quarter before using a late rally to make the final score look respectable, and Coach Jordan Jeffers chided his team for its arrogance and softness.
In the rematch on Friday, the Highlanders never trailed. Scott led by as much as 16 in the fourth quarter before Halls used a late push to make things look more respectable, and Jeffers was much happier with his team’s performance on both ends of the court, although he wasn’t necessarily pleased with the game’s final two minutes.
Scott won by a final of 75-67. It would be easy enough to say that the gam wasn’t really that close. The Highlanders shot nearly 50% from the field, were 84% from the free throw line, and never let Halls seriously challenge.
Trey Morrow had 34 points and nine rebounds, along with four assists, four steals and three blocked shots. Luke West added 21 points as he continues to close in on 1,000 for his career.
Grey Todd also came up big, with 12 points and eight rebounds, while Dalton Prewitt had seven rebounds and six assists to accompany eight points.
The Highlanders and Red Devils will almost certainly meet again in the District 4-3A semifinals at Anderson County next month. Friday’s game left the two tied for second place in the district standings, ahead of Anderson County and behind Clinton.
For Scott High, Friday’s game concluded a week that saw the Highlanders look very much like a team that has gotten back on track. After struggling at times during the month of December, Scott started the week with a blow-out win over Cosby.
For Halls, Friday’s game showed that the Red Devils are still a contender in district play, largely because of the play of Caleb Shaffer. He finished with 23 points, including four 3-pointers.
Bennett Lane, who scored 27 in the first matchup, was limited to 10 in Friday’s game, including just two points in the second half.
SCOTT (75): Morrow 34, West 21, Todd 12, Prewitt 8.
HALLS (67): Shaffer 23, J. Lane 13, B. Lane 10, Simpson 8, Young 7, Stanton 4, Thomas 2.
Scott 92, Cosby 41
HUNTSVILLE — After the first quarter, it looked like fans might be in for an exciting game.
By the third quarter, it had turned into a yawner.
Scott High scored a season-high 92 points and rolled to a dominating 92-41 win over Cosby in non-district play at Highlander Gymnasium on Monday.
The Highlanders led by only four after the first quarter, but picked up the pace significantly after that.
Paxton Coggins had two 3-pointers and eight first quarter points to help Cosby keep it close, even though Trey Morrow was dialed in from the outset. Morrow had nine of his 33 in the first quarter, while Grey Todd pitched in six.
Then Morrow became even more effective. The senior scored 13 in the second quarter, Luke West added seven and Dalton Prewitt had five, and Scott High surged ahead for.a 45-24 halftime lead.
The third quarter was where it started to get really lopsided. Behind 11 points from Morrow and nine from West, Scott High went on a 30-9 run to build a 39-point lead as the fourth quarter began.
The Highlanders continued to roll in the fourth, mostly because Skye Babb went off. The sophomore finished with 12 points in a flurry, while Prewitt scored five more.
Morrow had 10 rebounds to go along with his 33 points. West finished with 18 points, while Prewitt had 10 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds.
SCOTT (92): Morrow 33, West 18, Babb 12, Todd 12, Prewitt 10, Jeffers 2, Garrett 2, Bodwell 2, Lowery 1.
COSBY (41): O’Dell 11, Coggins 8, Green 8, Shropshire 4, Poe 3, Raines 2, Wright 2, Davis 2, Ogle 1.