HUNTSVILLE | If Scott High needs another primary scorer, it might be finding it in Skye Babb.
The junior has been steadily improving his play on the offensive end since the beginning of the Christmas break, but had a true coming-out party against Apostolic Christian Academy here Tuesday (Jan. 10), with a career-high 28 points in his team’s 85-55 win.
Babb had a fast start to his first season as a starter in the Hall of Fame games at Sale Creek in November, then hit a bit of a skid offensively. But he began to re-emerge as a key offensive threat in the Kenny Davis Classic in Monticello, Ky., where he was named the player of the game.
The junior wing has consistently become a big threat in the three weeks since, and went off against Apostolic on Tuesday.
Babb had three 3-pointers and scored 11 points in the first period alone, and had 16 points by halftime.
Meanwhile, Grey Todd scored eight points in the first quarter, en route to a 16-point finish, as Scott High opened a 23-11 lead.
The second quarter was played evenly, with a couple of Garrett Jones 3-pointers and a five-of-six free throw shooting effort by Malachi Hamer helping Apostolic stay within reach.
But the third quarter saw Scott begin to pull away again, with Scott Jeffers scoring seven points to lead the way.
The fourth quarter was when Scott High truly exploded. The Highlanders had 29 points in the fourth quarter. Babb had eight, while Toby Garrett — saddled with foul trouble through the first three quarters — scored eight of his 10 in the final period. Freshmen Isaiah Washam and Wyatt Lloyd teamed up for nine points in the fourth.
The 85 points scored by Scott High were the most the Highlanders have scored in a single game this season, surpassing the 77 points scored against Wartburg and again against Gibbs.
Babb was named the First National Bank Player of the Game, while Todd was the Trophy Masters Hustle Award winner.
SCOTT (85): Babb 28, Todd 16, Garrett 10, Jeffers 9, Woodward 7, Strunk 6, Washam 5, Lloyd 4.
APOSTOLIC (55): Blankenship 20, Hamer 15, Jones 11, Wilson 4, Russell 3, Debusk 2.