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Scott leads early, but falls to The King’s Academy

HUNTSVILLE  |  Final scores can be deceiving. 

If all you saw was the 65-52 final in Scott High’s nightcap loss to The King’s Academy at the Twin K Hall of Fame Classic here Saturday, you might think it was just a run-of-the-mill loss to a private school.

But for much of the game, the Highlanders gave TKA all it wanted and then some.

In fact, Scott High was up six points late in the second quarter, before the Lions went on a run to force a 30-30 tie at halftime.

It was mostly because of the play of point guard .

was Scott High’s leading scorer, with 19 points. But Jeffers scored a season-high nine points — all of it coming in the second quarter.

With Jeffers leading the surge, which included three field goals and three made free throws, the Highlanders turned a one-point deficit in the first quarter into a 30-24 lead late in the first half before The King’s Academy closed on a miniature surge.

Unfortunately, the second half belonged mostly to the visitors from Seymour. Harrison Rollins scored nine of his 19 points in the third quarter to power a 21-11 surge as Scott High went ice-cold from the field.

The Highlanders shot 48% from the field and 75% from the free throw line for the game — numbers that are good enough to win on most nights. But The King’s Academy held the numbers down in the second half. In fact, Scott High didn’t shoot a single free throw in the second half. 

Meanwhile, the Lions became red-hot from 3-point range, knocking down seven 3-pointers in the second half.

had a team-high six rebounds for Scott High.

SCOTT (52): Todd 19, Jeffers 9, Strunk 6, Woodward 6, Babbb 5, Lloyd 3, Goodman 2, Garrett 2.

TKA (65): Rollins 19, Townsend 16, Bingiorno 15, Simun 6, Hall 4, Click 3, Abee 2.

Webb 70, Scott 50

HUNTSVILLE   |  Scott High opened play at the Twin K Hall of Fame Classic Saturday with a 70-50 loss to Knox Webb, a late entry to the playday.

The Spartans took the place of Apostolic Christian and showed off with Drake Ingram scoring 29 points to lead his team to a win.

Ingram scored 10 points in the first quarter to set the pace, as Webb jumped out to a 17-8 lead that it would not relinquish.

The Highlanders battled back in the second quarter, and actually closed the gap slightly going into the intermission, 33-25.

knocked down a pair of 3-point shots in the second quarter, en route to a team-high 17 points. 

For the game, would add 11 points and scored 10.

The Spartans opened things up in the the third quarter, knocking down five 3-pointers to open up a 17-point lead as the final period began.

Todd and Woodward each had seven rebounds to lead the Highlanders. 

SCOTT (50): Todd 17, Babb 11, Woodward 10, Strunk 6, Garrett 4, Jeffers 2.

WEBB (69): Ingram 29, Sweardon 13, Pompey 11, Luton 6, Lentz 6, Bowens 4.

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