Latta 76, Bethel 60
BETHEL 17 9 17 17 — 60
LATTA 10 21 22 23 — 76
BETHEL: Collin Wilborn 22, Jason Radomski 12, Hunter Hall 9, Andrew Kinnamon 7, Bryce Herman 6, Garrett Rose 2, Jeremy Wellman 2.
LATTA: Heston Bush 23, Reed Johnson 18, Dylan Tinkler 14, Kade Hayes 7, Chad Bigham 6, Jake Collins 5, Trent Storts 3.
3-point goals: Wilborn 5, Herman 2, Hall (B), Storts, Hayes, Collins, Bush (L)
Fouled Out: None
NOTEWORTHY: Heston Bush scored a career-high 23 points to lead three Latta players in double figures, and the Panthers (No. 19 in Class 2A) won their third straight game. Despite going without a 3-pointer for one of the few times in his career, senior Reed Johnson added 18 points and four steals, and Dylan Tinkler had a double-double (14 points, 10 rebounds) for the Panthers, who scored 45 second-half points to break open a close game. Latta, which had 21 assists on 33 baskets, continued to be red-hot from the field, hitting 33-of-53 shots overall, including a sizzling 18-of-23 in the second half. Kade Hayes had seven points and fellow freshman point guard Brogan Cantrell added four steals and a team-high four assists in the win.
COACHES QUOTE: Heston really played well. He got a lot of garbage baskets and hit some big free throws. It was a good win.” — Latta coach Donnie Husband.
Team Records: Latta 3-1.
Up Next: Byng at Latta Friday.
Colbert 37, Byng 32
BYNG 5 7 6 14 — 32
COLBERT 0 8 17 12 — 37
BYNG: Reid Wall 7, Tate O’Grady 7, Eli Bailey 7, Ryan Williams 5, Austin Williamson 4, Matt Gore 2.
COLBERT: Scruggs 16, Roach 14, Adams 4, Rice 3.
3-point goals: Scuggs 5 (C).
Fouled Out: O’Grady (B)
NOTEWORTHY: Colbert scored just eight first-half points but outscored visiting Byng, 29-20, after the break en route to the victory. Freshman Reid Wall had seven points in his varsity debut, and juniors Tate O’Grady and Eli Bailey also had seven apiece for the Pirates. But Bailey, the team’s leading scorer last season, took just four shots (hitting three) but joined O’Grady with a team-best six rebounds. Bailey’s front-court mate, Ryan Williams, was just 2-for-4 from the field, and the rest of the team hit only 7-of-30 shots. The Pirates also turned the ball over 19 times and went 0-for-9 from beyond the arc.
COACHES QUOTE: “We have to give our bigs more touches. We weren’t very efficient offensively. For his first varsity action, I thought Reid Wall and Austin Williamson did some good things, but we turned the ball over too much and didn’t shoot the ball well at all.” — Byng coach Trent Miller.
Team Records: Byng 0-1
Up Next: Byng at Latta Friday.
Asher 51, Maysville 32
ASHER 9 12 19 11 — 51
MAYSVILLE 9 4 11 8 — 32
ASHER: Zac Fowler 16, C. J. Sisco 13, Damian Doshier 11, Matt Palmer 9, Trent Boles 2.
MAYSVILLE: Miles 14, Donaho 4, Caldwell 4, Pigg 3, Davis 3, Stewart 2, Jones 2.
3-point goals: Fowler 2, Sisco, Doshier (A), Pigg, Miles (M)
Fouled Out: Jones (M).
NOTEWORTHY: Zac Fowler scored 16 points to lead three players in double figures, and Asher blew open a close game in the second half en route to the easy road win. C. J. Sisco added 13 points, Damian Dosher scored 11 and Matt Palmer added nine for the Indians.
COACHES QUOTE: “We were more balanced scoring than we did all year. We rebounded well on the offensive end and did a good job on the defensive end.” — Asher coach Jason Schroeder.
Team Records: Asher 5-2
Up Next: Asher at Allen Friday.
Stonewall 66, Rock Creek 45
ROCK CREEK 10 9 13 13 — 45
STONEWALL 6 21 22 17 — 66
ROCK CREEK: Cody Form 13, David Dice 7, Leo Roper 6, Lane Beauchamp 5, Ethan Mitchell 5, Colby McIntyre 5, Parker Hawkins 2, Jacob Dean 2.
STONEWALL: David Hamilton 14, Dakota McCollum 13, Dillon Munday 10, Trent Lackey 10, Jon Clemens 7, Dakota Gore 4, Dakota Morgan 4, Lonoke Payne 4.
3-point goals: McIntyre, Form, Beauchamp (R), Hamilton 2, Munday, Clemens (S).
Fouled Out: Mitchell (R).
NOTEWORTHY: David Hamilton scored 14 points to lead a balanced Stonewall attack, and the Longhorns dominated the final three quarters en route to the easy win. Dakota McCollum had 13 points and Dillon Munday and Trent Lackey added 10 apiece for Stonewall, which trailed 10-6 after one quarter.
COACHES QUOTE: “We got off to a slow start, but after that first quarter we picked up it up defensively and that helped us on the offensive end.” — Stonewall coach Wes Moreland.
Team Records: Stonewall 4-3
Up Next: Stonewall at Tupelo Friday.
Allen 82, Calvin 35
CALVIN 6 4 11 14 — 35
ALLEN 15 26 24 17 — 82
CALVIN: Silas Gaddy 12, Robert Attkisson 8, Blade Hood 7, Henry Dodson 4, Jared Hernandez 2, Blaine Stringfellow 2.
ALLEN: Brady Caldwell 15, Brett Edens 13, Lane Mills 10, Grant Rowsey 10, Jamie Lassiter 9, Conner Johnson 5, Seth McLean 5, Chance Allred 4, Justin Slater 3, Joseph Hopper 3, Luke Mullicane 3, Zane Erickson 2.
3-point goals: Gaddy, Hood, Atkisson (C); Slater, Johnson, Lassiter, Hopper, McClean, Mills, Caldwell 2 (A).
Fouled out: None.
NOTEWORTHY: Brady Caldwell scored 15 points to lead a balanced attack, and Allen cruised to the season-opening victory over Calvin. Brett Edens, Lane Mills and Grant Rowsey were also in double figures for the Mustangs, who got scoring from 12 different players.
COACHES QUOTE: “It was kind of ugly at first. You could tell we hadn’t played, but we finally got loosened up in the second quarter,” — Allen head coach Greg Mills.
Team Records: Allen 1-0
Up Next: Allen at Weleetka Thursday, Pittsburg at Calvin Thursday.