HUNTSVILLE | A 28-0 run usually means that the team on the scoring end is going to win the game. And that was the case for Scott High here Monday (Nov. 21), as the Highlanders used a stout defensive stretch to turn a 13-10 lead into a 41-10 lead en route to a 77-46 win over Wartburg.
Eleven different Scott High players wound up in the scoring column, as the Highlanders rolled to their third win of the season.
It didn't look pretty early. In fact, the Highlanders needed nearly three minutes to score their first field goal, and clung to a narrow lead over Wartburg for much of the first quarter.
But once the offense started to click, the lead widened in a hurry. Kayleb Woodward had his first career double-double, with 12 points and 11 rebounds, and freshman Wyatt Lloyd added 10 points and seven rebounds, as the Highlanders cruised to the non-district win.
Scott High shot only 42% from the field, but were outstanding at the free throw line. The Highlanders finished 19 of 23 from the line, a season-best 83%. Lloyd was 6 of 6 from the line, and fellow freshman Isaiah Washam was 4 of 4 from the stripe.
Scott High turned a 21-10 first half lead into a 43-18 halftime lead, and called off the dogs before halftime. At one point in the second quarter, Rusty Yaden had four freshmen on the floor together.
The second half saw the Highlanders play mostly their younger players. Lloyd scored eight of his 10 points in the fourth quarter, and Washam had nine in the fourth period. Landon Goodman, another freshman, had four points in the final period.
SCOTT (77): Woodward 12, Lloyd 10, Washam 9, Babb 9, Garrett 8, Jeffers 6, Morrow 6, Todd 6, Strunk 5, Goodman 4, Lowe 2.
WARTBURG (46): Wilson 10, Swint 9, Robinson 7, Goode 6, Quinney 4, Blalock 2, Bingham 2, Crouch 2, Hall 2, Beasley 2.