BOYS SCOTT-MISS: Sadler leads the way, as Chaffee edges East Prairie in overtime; Scott City rolls by Scott County Central
DELTA, Mo. — With 32 seconds left in regulation, East Prairie got the shot they wanted to tie the game up.
Harrison Moore got a wide-open look and buried his attempt from the left-wing, to tie the game at 49. Chaffee, though, still had one possession left to try to win the game — but couldn’t get it done — in the consolation semifinals of the Scott-Mississippi County Conference Tournament, at Delta High School, on Wednesday evening.
The Red Devils drove baseline and got a shot off that hit the edge of the rim and missed, but right into the hands of another Chaffee player. The No. 7 seed had another chance to win the game, but the ensuing attempt was well-contested by the No. 6-seeded Eagles, and also went off-the-mark, to force the game into an extra four minutes — which paid off for Chaffee as they went on to win 61-54.
In overtime, Chaffee scored the period’s first seven points.
Alec Brown started it off by driving to the paint and kicking the ball out to Brennan Fowler for a three-pointer from the left-wing.
Then, Wyatt Parker drove to the paint and got his floater to go down, while Fowler then drew the defense to him and dished off a beautiful pass to Jagger Salder for a layup to put Chaffee ahead, 56-49.
Chaffee outscored East Prairie 12-5 in the extra period, led by Sadler’s 26 points.
Struggling at the foul line kept the Eagles in the game down-the-stretch.
Chaffee shot 6 of 16 from the charity stripe in the fourth-and-overtime frames. They finished shooting 9 of 20 at the free-throw line.
East Prairie, on the other hand, converted on their free attempts during the waning moments. It shot 6 of 8 during the final two periods of the game, and 7 of 12 for the contest, yet still came up short in the end.
Jack Scruggs led East Prairie with 13 points. He was the only Eagle to reach double-figures.
Four other Eagles neared the mark, with nine points. Trea Cade, Jase Aycock, Evan Howell, and Moore all reached that total, while Garrison Scott had five.
Outside of Sadler’s game-high numbers for Chaffee, Brown finished with 13, and Fowler had 11. Brown hit four three-pointers in the game but was 1 of 5 at the foul line. Fowler hit a pair of perimeter jumpers and was a perfect 3 of 3 at the charity stripe.
Parker neared double-digits, with nine points. He also struggled from the free-throw line, shooting 1 of 5. Isaiah Fitzgerald rounded out the scoring for the Red Devils, with two.
CHAFFEE (61) — Jagger Sadler 26, Alec Brown 13, Brennan Fowler 11, Wyatt Parker 9, Isaiah Fitzgerald 2. FG 22, FT 9-20, F 11. (3-pointers: Brown 4, Fowler 2, Parker. Fouled out: none)
EAST PRAIRIE (54) — Jack Scruggs 13, Trea Cade 9, Jase Aycock 9, Evan Howell 9, Harrison Moore 9, Garrison Scott 5. FG 22, FT 7-12, F 13. (3-pointers: Cade, Howell, Moore. Fouled out: none)
Scott City 82, Scott County Central 40
DELTA, Mo. — An early lead is all Scott City needed to blow by Scott County Central on Wednesday, in the consolation semifinals of the Scott-Mississippi County Conference Tournament, at Delta High School.
The Rams led 9-0 after Spencer Stratman nailed a three-pointer from the right-wing, and Joe Panagos slipped to the right block, sealed his man, and made an easy layup before the Braves even scored a point.
Scott County Central got on the board, with 5:53 left in the first quarter after Keshawn Sanders made both of his free-throw attempts.
However, Scott City still attacked the Braves, as they went on another run.
Kaden Mouser hit a three from the left corner, while Cayden Beussink rebounded a missed shot, and got the foul-plus-the-basket, for an and-one. His free-throw attempt, though, missed, as the Rams run went up to 7-0, along with a 16-2 lead.
Keron Banks ended the run, with 4:25 left, after a short shot in-the-paint was true, to cut the Scott City lead to 16-4.
Banks finished with eight points.
Bralyn Porter led the Braves with 11 points, while Colton Vance had nine. Both Sanders and Demarion Maney each had six.
Panagos led Scott City with 19, while Camden Connor — who scored his 1,000 career point during the game — had 15. Ethan Pennington and Beussink each finished with 12 as well.
SCC (40) — Bralyn Porter 11, Colton Vance 9, Keron Banks 8, Keshawn Sanders 6, Demarion Maney 6. FG 13, FT 13-24, F 20. (3-pointers: Porter. Fouled out: none)
SCOTT CITY (82) — Joe Panagos 19, Camden Connor 15, Ethan Pennington 12, Cayden Beussink 12, Kaden Mouser 6, Aidan Thompson 6, Nicolas Hillman 3, Griffen Moore 3, Spencer Stratman 3, Wes Wilburn 2, Gage Underwood 1. FG 30, FT 18-25, F 17. (3-pointers: Mouser 2, Moore, Stratman. Fouled out: none)