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Broken Arrow boys hold off Fort Scott rally, 62-53

Saturday, December 1, 2012

WILLARD, Mo. -- Fort Scott High School's boys rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to get within 3 points of Broken Arrow (Okla.) with four minutes left in the third period here Friday night. But the Oklahomans went on a 13-0 run right after that gave them control and they went on to a 62-53 victory on the second night of the Willard Four-State Classic.

The Tigers fell to 0-2 on the season. They will face the Har-Ber Wildcats of Springdale (Ark.) -- the only school in the four-team tourney that doesn't call its team "Tigers" -- this afternoon at 4:15.

Fort Scott tied the score at 11-11 with moments left in the opening period as Johnathan Stark connected on a 3-point shot. But Broken Arrow scored the last 5 points of the quarter.

Mason Knopp brought FSHS within 23-20 with about two minutes remaining in the first half. Again, Broken Arrow went on another run to end the half with a 32-20 lead.

Fort Scott scored the first 7 points of the third quarter and 11 of the first 13. Garin Sinn made two free throws and scored a basket to cap the drive with 4:10 left, bringing the Tigers within 34-31.

But Donte Campbell scored two free throws, then dunked off a turnover to spark a 13-0 run that saw Broken Arrow up 47-31 with a minute to go in the third.

Stark led Fort Scott with 18 points while Sinn finished with 15, scoring 8 in that second-half opening run. Jash Pytlowany scored 11 points with the aid of three 3-point field goals.

Jordan Huffman led Broken Arrow with 16 points while Campbell added 15. Unofficially, Broken Arrow made 23 of 49 field-goal attempts for 47 percent on hit on 13 of 16 free-throw attempts.

Fort Scott was 16 of 44 from the field, 36 percent, and 15 of 17 from the charity stripe.

NOTES -- Fort Scott's first known boys' basketball team played in 1906-07 and area sports historian Thomas Goddard confirmed to the Tribune Friday afternoon that there isn't a record of a team earlier in the school's history. If that is indeed the case, the boys' basketball team will play its 2,000th game this season. That game will come in the first round of the Frontenac Tournament in mid-January....


BOYS

FORT SCOTT: DeLaTorre 0 0-0 0, Woodring 1 1-1 3, Sather 0 4-4 4, Pytlowany 4 0-0 11, Stark 4 7-8 18, Davenport 0 0-0 0, Olin 0 0-0 0, Sinn 6 3-4 15, Knopp 1 0-0 2, Bradbury 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 16-44 15-17 53.

BROKEN ARROW: Phelps 5 0-0 11, Huffman 6 3-3 16, Campbell 6 3-5 15, Rovane 1 0-0 2, Cantrell 1 0-0 2, Waymeier 3 3-4 9, Gregorich 1 4-4 7, Galden 0 0-0 0, Davis 0 0-0 0, Fergerson 0 0-0 0, Stecker 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 23-49 13-16 62.

Fort Scott........... 11 9 16 17 -- 53

Broken Arrow.... 16 16 16 14 -- 62

Three-point field goals: Fort Scott 6-19 (Pytlowany 3, Star 3), Broken Arrow 3-12 (Phelps, Huffman, Gregorich).

Total fouls: Fort Scott 213, Broken Arrow 18. Fouled out: None.



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