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Independence capitalizes on Fort Scott shooting woes

Saturday, January 28, 2012

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. -- It was the kind of night where nothing would go into the net even though Fort Scott High's boys were shooting the roof off Independence's new gymnasium here Friday night.

The Tigers were held to 28-percent field-goal shooting and 22 rebounds as the Bulldogs took advantage and opened Southeast Kansas League play with a 54-37 verdict.

Independence (8-5 overall) thrived as Fort Scott struggled, shooting 63 percent from the floor and hauling down 33 rebounds.

The Tigers (9-4) especially struggled behind the 3-point line, as statistics provided by the Independence Daily Reporter showed Fort Scott made just 4 of 19 attempts from behind the arc, missing its first six 3-point shots before Tyler Adams connected with less than a minute left in the first quarter. Gavin Webster's layup seconds later saw Independence holding a 14-9 lead going into the second.

The 'Dogs scored 8 of the first 10 of the second quarter and were able to maintain a 26-18 at halftime.

Fort Scott managed to keep the deficit at single digits until Independence scored six in a row to go up 39-25. Adams hit a 3-point shot with eight seconds left in the period.

Independence scored the first 12 points of the final stanza and were up 51-28 with 3:09 remaining after Gavin Webster scored the second of consecutive baskets.

Senior Easton Julian made 7 of 12 shots from the floor and led Independence with 15 points. Webster was perfect from the floor on 5 shots and added 11 points. Adams led Fort Scott with 15 points.

The Tigers made 15 of 53 field-goal attempts while Independence conveted on 22 of 35. Adams and Woodring have 5 rebounds each for Fort Scott.

The Tigers will travel to Coffeyville in SEK action Tuesday night.


From the Independence Daily Reporter

FORT SCOTT: Adams 6-19 0-0 15, Woodring 3-15 3-5 9, Wright 3-6 0-2 6, Davenport 2-2 0-1 4, Pytlowany 1-4 0-0 3, Stark 0-6 0-0 0, Altic 0-0 0-0 0, Durbin 0-0 0-0 0, Fink 0-0 0-0 0, Sather 0-1 0-0 0, Floyd 0-0 0-0 0, Denton 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 15-53 3-8 37.

INDEPENDENCE: Julian 7-12 1-2 15, Webster 5-5 1-2 11, Hoffmeister 4-7 0-0 9, Reed 2-3 3-5 7, Shaffer 2-5 2-2 6, Moore 1-1 1-2 3, Schabel 1-1 0-0 2, Thornton 0-1 1-2 1, Taylor 0-0 0-0 0, Coda 0-0 0-0 0, Capps 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 22-35 9-15 54.

Fort Scott... 9 9 10 9 -- 37

Independ'ce 14 12 13 15 -- 54

Three-point field goals: Fort Scott 4-29 (Adams 3-15, Pytlowany 1-4, Sather 0-1, Stark 0-4, Woodring 0-5), Independence 1-5 (Hoffmeister 1-2, Shaffer 0-1, Julian 0-2).

Total fouls: Fort Scott 13, Independence 11. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.

Rebounds: Fort Scott 22 (Adams 5, Woodring 5), Independence 33 (Julian 12). Assists: Fort Scott 8 (Pytlowany 3), Independence 10 (Shaffer 4). Turnovers: Fort Scott 10, Independence 14.



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