HUNTSVILLE | Scott High pulled away in the second half for a 72-60 win over the Knox Ambassadors Monday evening, recording a win in the final home game of the regular season.
Grey Todd scored a career-high 29 points, and Skye Babb added 19, as the Highlanders finally put away the pesky Ambassadors late.
Prior to the fourth quarter, Scott appeared to be on the verge of putting the game away on multiple occasions, only to see the Knoxville home-schooled team battle back. Only three points separated the two teams as the fourth quarter began.
Brenin Swain had a big night for the Ambassadors, finishing with 26 points. Isaiah Kalenberg had 15 points, but none in the second half and only three after a monster first quarter.
Kalenberg nearly single-handedly kept his team in the game early. It was a 20-19 game after the first quarter, with Kalenberg scoring 12 of the Ambassadors’ 19.
But Babb scored eight and Todd scored seven in the opening period to help the Highlanders maintain the slight advantage.
Todd finished the game with seven 3-pointers. Three of those came in the fourth quarter, which saw Todd score 11 of the Highlanders’ 23 points as Scott High put the game away.
Neither team shot many free throws for much of the night, but the fourth quarter saw both teams go to the line more often. Knoxville was seven of eight from the line in the final period; Scott High was four of five from the line.
Brady Strunk also reached double figures, finishing with 10 points and seven rebounds.
Toby Garrett had a team-high nine rebounds. Kayleb Woodward also had seven rebounds.
Babb finished with seven assists to lead the team in that category.
Scott High struggled with turnovers, finishing with 22 of them. The Highlanders shot 49% from the field, including 46% from 3-point range.
SCOTT (72): Todd 29, Babb 19, Strunk 10, Garrett 5, Washam 4, Woodward 4, Jeffers 1.
AMBASSADORS (60): Swain 26, Kaldenberg 15, Brackney 11, Alinng 6, Hargis 2.