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FSCC men struggle to score points

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

HUTCHINSON -- After opening the season with 90 points in an overtime loss to Redlands, Fort Scott Community College's men have found themselves struggling to score.

The Greyhounds (0-4) did not score more than 54 points in any of their three games over the weekend at the Hutchinson Quarterback Classic and lost all three games.

Fort Scott's 80-47 loss to Hutchinson, which began the season ranked fourth in the nation, was summarized in last Friday's edition. The Greyhounds also lost to Weatherford (Texas), 74-54, Friday night and Lincoln Land (Ill.), 53-42 Saturday night.

The 42 points against Lincoln Land tied for the second-lowest scored by a Fort Scott team since the 35-second shot clock was established. The 'Hounds scored only 42 points in an 85-42 loss at Kansas City near the end of last season. The only lower score happened in a 60-37 loss to Garden City at the Jayhawk Conference Shootout in Coffeyville on Nov. 30, 2007. The only lower scores than that in school history occurred before the 1950-51 season.

Friday: Weatherford 74, Fort Scott 54.

Whereas Hutchinson jumped out to a 14-0 lead Thursday night, Weatherford was leading 16-0 before Fort Scott finally got on the scoreboard with a Menas Stephens 3-point goal five minutes into the contest.

Weatherford's largest lead was 25 points, 40-15, with 3:46 left in the first half.

Fort Scott narrowed the margin to 11 points, 60-49, after an 8-2 run during which the 'Hounds made 6 free throws.

Teance Walton led the Greyhounds with 10 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double at FSCC. He was Fort Scott's only double-figure scorer.

Branden Harrison led the Coyotes with 20 points on 8-of-12 field-goal shooting and also had 24 rebounds. Chris Anderson followed with 14 points.

Fort Scott shot 24 percent from the field as it made only 17 of 72 field-goal attempts. Weatherford shot 44 percent on 27 of 62 and also controlled the boards, 58-41.

Saturday: Lincoln Land 53, Fort Scott 42.

Fort Scott led 22-20 at halftime, taking the lead on a pair of Jaylin Carter free throws with 1:46 left in the half.

The Greyhounds managed to get the lead up to 30-21 with 15 minutes left in the game after Damien Trost converted an "old-fashioned" 3-point play.

But Lincoln Land (1-3) went on a 18-0 run, taking the lead on a layup during the run by Aaron Davis with 10:20 to go, and never looking back.

The Loggers made 14 of 18 free throws in the second half as they rallied for the lead. They made just 9 of 25 field-goal tries in the half but held Fort Scott to 6-of-20 from the floor.

Robert Mason was Fort Scott's only double-figure scorer with 11 points. Mason Alwan led Lincoln Land with 18 and Davis finished with 16.

The Greyhounds shot 27 percent for the game on 13 of 49 while Lincoln Land shot 40 percent on 18 of 45.

Fort Scott will try to get back on the winning track tonight when it hosts State Fair Community College from Sedalia, Mo., tonight at 7 p.m. at Arnold Arena.

NOTES -- Fort Scott High graduate Gary Floyd, who made 8 of 11 shots from the floor and scored 30 points in the loss to Redlands, was a combined 6-for-37 in the Quarterback Classic for 20 points....

Fort Scott has failed to score more than 50 points in five of its last seven games away from Arnold Arena. The Greyhounds haven't made it to 60 points on the road in their last eight away from home. The last time they did so was in a 65-73 loss at Highland last January....

The last time FSCC started either 0-5 overall or 0-2 at home is not in the Tribune's archives. These are what the Greyhounds are looking to avoid with a victory tonight....

Hutchinson defeated Lincoln Land, 55-45, Friday night. The Blue Dragons won despite making just 7 of 27 first-half field-goal attempts and missing on their first 19 3-point attempts (they finished 2 of 25 from behind the arc for the game)....

Joe Mitchell's career-high 37 points led Hutchinson (3-0) to an 85-75 victory over Weatherford Saturday night. The Coyotes fell to 2-2....

State Fair will come to Fort Scott tonight with a 2-0 record after sweeping a home classic over the weekend. The Roadrunners belted the Missouri Valley College junior varsity 77-45 Friday night and defeated Southeastern Illinois, 68-65, Saturday.

Tonight's meeting will mark the first visit to Arnold Arena by the Roadrunners since November of 2000, a game the Greyhounds won 85-62.

This was once an annual home-and-home series but after that 2000 contest, the teams did not face each other again until November 2008 at a classic in Sedalia. State Fair won that game, 87-60. The teams met again last year in Allen County's classic at Iola with Fort Scott winning, 74-66.

State Fair and Fort Scott will meet again in Sedalia on Dec. 7....


Thursday's Game

FORT SCOTT: Mason 4-10 4-4 14, Floyd 3-8 0-0 7, King 1-4 0-0 2, Stephens 3-7 0-1 ,6 Mills 2-8 0-2 4, Trost 1-2 0-0 2, Hayes 1-3 0-0 2, Walton 1-5 0-0 2, Flowers 0-4 0-0 0, Gougler 1-3 0-0 2, Carter 3-8 0-1 6. TOTALS: 20-62 4-8 47.

HUTCHINSON: Hooks 2-11 1-2 5, Braden 4-10 0-0 9, Schultz 1-4 0-0 2, Nelson 5-11 1-6 11, Frantz 2-6 0-0 4, Mitchell 5-7 2-3 14, Calixte 3-4 2-2 8, Reed 6-10 0-0 14, Sullivan 2-8 2-2 7, Denson 3-7 0-0 6. TOTALS: 33-78 8-15 80.

Halftime: Hutchinson, 50-16.

Three-point field goals: Fort Scott 3-15 (Mason 2-4, Floyd 1-3, King 0-1, Stephens 0-2, Gougler 0-2, Flowers 0-3), Hutchinson 6-20 (Mitchell 2-3, Reed 2-4, Braden 1-4, Sullivan 1-6, Denson 0-1, Frantz 0-2).

Total fouls: Fort Scott 16, Hutchinson 10. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: Fort Scott bench (player not in scorebook).

Rebounds: Fort Scott 39 (Stephens 8), Hutchinson 55 (Reed 10). Assists: Fort Scott 6 (Flowers 2), Hutchinson 16 (4 with 3 each). Turnovers: Fort Scott 21, Hutchinson 13. Steals: Fort Scott 5 (Mason 2), Hutchinson 12 (4 with 2 each). Blocked shots: Fort Scott 5 (Stephens 2), Hutchinson 11 (Reed 6).

Friday's Game

WEATHERFORD: Showers 3-8 2-2- 9, Anderson 5-10 4-8 14, Harrison 8-12 4-4 20, Jones 2-6 2-2 6, Zoric 3-8 0-0 8, Rubenkoenig 0-0 0-0 0, Davis 3-10 0-0 6, Torrence 1-2 0-0 2, Loncarevic 0-3 1-2 1, Constant 2-3 2-2 8. TOTALS: 27-62 15-20 74.

FORT SCOTT: Mason 2-11 0-0 5, Floyd 2-16 1-2 6, King 1-4 0-0 3, Stephens 2-6 3-5 9, Mills 1-7 3-6 5, Carter 0-3 0-4 0, Trost 0-0 0-0 0, Hayes 2-4 0-0 4, Walton 3-10 4-4 10, Flowers 1-3 2-2 5, Gougler 3-8 0-0 7. TOTALS: 17-72 13-23 54.

Halftime: Weatherford, 41-22.

Three-point field goals: Weatherford 5-17 (Constant 2-3, Zoric 2-6, Showers 1-2, Anderson 0-2, Davis 0-4), Fort Scott 7-20 (Stephens 2-3, King 1-1, Flowers 1-2, Gougler 1-3, Floyd 1-4, Mason 1-6, Mills 0-1).

Total fouls: Weatherford 22, Fort Scott 14. Fouled out: Zoric. Technical fouls: None.

Rebounds: Weatherford 58 (Harrison 24), Fort Scott 41 (Walton 10). Assists: Weatherford 13 (Jones 6), Fort Scott 10 (Mills 4). Turnovers: Weatherford 21, Fort Scott 12. Steals: Weatherford 10 (Zoric 2, Davis 2), Fort Scott 8 (4 with 2 each). Blocked shots: Weatherford 10 (Harrison 5), Fort Scott 2 (Mills, Walton).

Saturday's Game

LINCOLN LAND: Dulek 0-1 0-0 0, Davis 4-7 3-6 11, Gossett 1-3 0-0 2, Alwan 4-12 9-10 18, Fuchs 1-8 0-0 2, Jones 1-1 2-2 4, Burgess 0-2 0-0 0, Monaghan 4-7 1-2 9, Perry 3-4 1-1 7. TOTALS: 18-45 16-21 53.

FORT SCOTT: Mason 4-8 0-0 11, Floyd 1-13 4-6 7, King 0-2 0-0 0, Stephens 0-3 0-0 0, Mills 0-0 0-0 0, Barner 0-0 0-0 0, Trost 2-4 1-2 5, Walton 4-8 1-2 9, Flowers 1-3 0-0 3, Gougler 1-5 0-0 3, Carter 0-3 4-4 4. TOTALS: 13-49 10-14 42.

Halftime: Fort Scott, 22-20.

Three-point field goals: Lincoln Land 1-12 (Alwan 1-6, Burgess 0-1, Dudek 0-1, Fuchs 0-4), Fort Scott 6-25 (Mason 3-7, Flowers 1-3, Gougler 1-5, Floyd 1-6, Stephens 0-1, Walton 0-1, King 0-2).

Total fouls: Lincoln Land 19, Fort Scott 16. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.

Rebounds: Lincoln Land 35 (Monaghan 7, Perry 7), Fort Scott 31 (Walton 8). Assists: Lincoln Land 5 (5 with 1 each), Fort Scott 9 (Floyd 3). Turnovers: Lincoln Land 11, Fort Scott 13. Steals: Lincoln Land 8 (Davis 3), Fort Scott 3 (3 with 1 each). Blocked shots: Lincoln Land 4 (Monaghan 3), Fort Scott 1 (Floyd).



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