KNOXVILLE, Tenn. | Playing a district-favored Halls team on the road, giving up 30 points in the first half wasn’t necessarily a terrible showing for Scott High here Friday.
The problem was the Highlanders scored only 17 first half points, trailing 30-17 at the intermission. And things went almost the exact same way in the second half, with Halls again scoring 30 while limiting the Highlanders to 19, on its way to a 60-36 win to open district play.
For the Highlanders, it was the second time in three games for being limited to fewer than 40 points as the team continues to search for offensive consistency after losing its entire backcourt to graduation.
For Halls, it was another statement win, as the Red Devils look towards a potential district championship in February.
The Highlanders did have eight different players in the scoring column, but none of the rest scored more than five.
Halls also placed eight players in the scoring column, with Caleb Shaffer scoring a game-high 11 points and Kaiden Stanton finishing with 10.
Stanton scored eight of his points in the first quarter, as Halls jumped out to a 14-7 lead.
The lead continued to widen for the Red Devils in the second quarter, growing to 13 points by halftime. It was a 19-point lead going into the fourth quarter.
Scott shot only 32% from the field and was a paltry 42% from the free throw line.
SCOTT (36): Todd 8, Woodward 8, Goodman 5, Babb 4, Jeffers 3, Strunk 3, Lloyd 3, Garrett 2.
HALLS (60): Shaffer 11, Stanton 10, Thomas 9, Holmes 9, Elliot 9, Workman 7, Bishop 3, Comparato 2.