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Devils deny FSCC men victory in waning seconds

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Visiting Allen County denied Fort Scott Community College's men victory at Arnold Arena Wednesday night, making a defensive stop in the final four seconds to preserve a 55-54 victory in Jayhawk Conference-Eastern Division play.

Teance Walton made two free throws with seven seconds remaining to bring Fort Scott within one point. Creed Flowers tried to steal the inbound pass and his movement may have caused Jason Smith to travel, giving the 'Hounds possession under their own basket with 5.8 seconds left.

The inbound pass went to Walton, who didn't see what he liked and called time out with 4.3 seconds to go.

Fort Scott inbounded again and got the ball in to Walton again. His shot was blocked by Keevis Tukes. Alex Barner was able to grab the ball and put up a last-chance show that went a bit wide.

It was, perhaps, another step in the right direction for the Greyhounds (1-6 East, 2-16 overall), who had overcome deficits as large as 15 points in the first half.

"We had two plays coming out of the time out," Fort Scott head coach Michael Cook said. "I thought Teance could have scored off the first one but he called time out quick because he didn't want to rush anything. And the second play, we were prepared. We have to go ahead and execute and not try to be perfect."

Fort Scott scored the game's first points but soon found itself trailing 14-3. The margin was at its largest with 4:51 remaining in the first half, when the Red Devils (2-5, 5-13) led 29-14.

The 'Hounds scored the last 9 points of the half, getting within 31-27 when Sheldon Hayes beat the buzzer with a stickback basket.

Robert Mason's tip-in with 17:43 to go in the second put Fort Scott ahead 34-33. Barner's layup with 14:30 to go made it 41-36.

Fort Scott's final lead was 51-48 with 6:20 to go. Smith, the conference's leading scorer, scored 5 straight to put the Devils ahead with 3:40 left.

Smith finished with 23 points, one below his average. Walton led Fort Scott with 17 and Mason added 15.

ALLEN COUNTY: Wright 0-1 0-0 0, Hollis 3-6 0-0 8, Smith 6-9 11-14 23, Tukes 3-11 0-0 8, Kelly 2-4 0-0 4, Rourk 0-0 0-0 0, Myrick 0-0 0-0 0, Shears 2-7 2-4 6, Benton 0-0 0-0 0, Daniel 2-8 2-4 6. TOTALS: 18-46 15-22 55.

FORT SCOTT: Mason 4-9 4-6 15, King 0-0 0-0 0, Stephens 0-2 0-0 0, Mills 0-1 1-2 1, Carter 2-3 1-1 5, Barner 4-13 0-0 8, Hayes 2-2 1-4 5, Walton 4-5 9-10 17, Flowers 1-4 0-0 3. TOTALS: 17-39 16-23 54.

Halftime: Allen County, 31-27.

Three-point field goals: Allen County 4-22 (Hollis 2-4, Tukes 2-10, Wright 0-1, Kelly 0-1, Smith 0-3, Shears 0-3), Fort Scott 4-12 (Mason 3-7, Flowers 1-4, Stephens 0-1).

Total fouls: Allen County 20, Fort Scott 17. Fouled out: Hollis, Daniel. Technical fouls: none.

Rebounds: Allen County 27 (Daniel 8), Fort Scott 33 (Barner 9). Assists: Allen County 6 (Smith 2, Kelly 2), Fort Scott 9 (Mills 4). Turnovers: Allen County 16, Fort Scott 19. Steals: Allen County 9 (Tukes 3), Fort Scott 9 (Mason 4). Blocked shots: Allen County 2 (Tukes, Daniel), Fort Scott none.



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