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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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Fort Scott's Cameron Woodring (24) drives around Anderson County's Drew Mechnig during the first half of play at the FSHS gymnasium Tuesday night. Woodring scored 13 points and handed out 7 assists in the Tigers' 67-45 victory.
(Kenny Felt/Special to the Tribune)
Five Tigers scored in double figures as Fort Scott High's boys made 2/3rds of their field-goal attempts and handed out 24 assists in a 67-45 drubbing of Anderson County at the FSHS gymnasium Tuesday night.

"I think when we played our best was when we let things flow, we saw the open guy and we gave out the extra pass and found guys wide open," Fort Scott head coach Jeff DeLaTorre said.

"That's the type of team we can be. Very unselfish and finding open guys and moving the ball."

Though the Tigers (4-1) held a 15-7 lead after one period of play, it was the second quarter when the play flowed best. Fort Scott recorded assists on all 8 field goals and missed just two shots from the field in the period. Cameron Woodring assisted on consecutive hoops to Tyler Adams and Matt Wright -- both created by Bulldog turnovers -- that boosted the margin to 23-9 with 6:48 to go in the half.

Jason Stoneking, a 6' 5" senior, kept Anderson County hopes alive in the third period as he scored 14 of his 19 points in the period, several of them when he got chances to follow up his own missed shots and put them back in,

"He's a good player," DeLaTorre said. "We talked about him before the game. He was one of their top guys and we did a pretty good job on him in the first half. We came out and tried a different defense and it paid off -- we got a few layups. But there were also some breakdowns where all five of us weren't moving our feet quick enough. And he was the beneficiary of that a little bit."

Luckily for the Tigers, not many of Stoneking's teammates were able to step up and the Bulldogs (1-3) remained down by 18 points, 53-35, going into the final stanza.

A 10-0 run midway through the fourth period -- which included a flurry when Woodring scored a layup, stole the inbound pass and went right back up for another score -- made it 65-39 with 4:05 remaining in the game.

Kyle Altic led the Tigers in scoring with 16 points off the bench as he made all 8 of his field-goal attempts. Woodring was a perfect 6-of-6 from the field in scoring 13 points while also handing out 7 assists. Wright went 5 of 6 from the floor, scored 13 points, and led in rebounds (7) and steals (4). Adams added 13 points of his own and post Daniel Durbin finished with 10 points.

Fort Scott made 31 of 47 field-goal attempts while holding Anderson County to 36 percent on 18 of 50.

JUNIOR VARSITY -- Chris Davenport's 16 points led Fort Scott to a 61-46 victory over Anderson County.


ANDERSON COUNTY: Walter 1-3 5-6 7, Dial 0-0 0-0 0, Licktieg 1-2 0-1 2, Miller 0-2 0-0 0, Mechnig 2-6 0-0 5, Hilliard 0-4 0-0 0, Stoneking 9-18 1-3 19, Hermreck 1-1 1-2 3, Rickabaugh 1-3 0-0 2, Tastove 0-4 1-2 1, Yoder 2-5 0-3 4, Wilson 1-2 0-0 2. TOTALS: 18-50 8-17 45.

FORT SCOTT: Stark 0-1 0-0 0, Denton 0-1 0-0 0, Sather 0-1 0-0 0, Adams 6-15 0-2 13, Wright 5-6 3-4 13, Woodring 6-6 0-0 13, Pytlowany 1-2 0-0 2, Altic 8-8 0-0 16, Durbin 5-7 0-2 10, Sinn 0-0 0-0 0, Davenport 0-0 0-0 0, Sercer 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 31-47 3-8 67.

Anderson County..... 7 7 21 10 -- 45

Fort Scott........... 15 18 20 14 -- 67

Three-point field goals: Anderson County 1-7 (Mechnig 1-2, Stoneking 0-1, Tastove 0-1, Yoder 0-1, Walter 0-2), Fort Scott 2-8 (Woodring 1-1, Adams 1-5, Sather 0-1, Pytlowany 0-1).

Total fouls: Anderson County 13. Fort Scott 19. Fouled out: Stark. Technical fouls: none.

Rebounds: Anderson County 33 (Stoneking 11), Fort Scott 25 (Wright 7). Assists: Anderson County 2 (Hilliard, Tastove), Fort Scott 24 (Woodring 7). Turnovers: Anderson County 26, Fort Scott 21. Steals: Anderson County 9 (3 with 2 each), Fort Scott 19 (Wright 4). Blocked shots: Anderson County none, Fort Scott 2 (Adams 2).



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