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Chanute shakes off doldrums first, goes on to 63-41 win

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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Fort Scott's Johnathan Stark (22) goes up for a shot against Chanute's Brock Gilmore (5) and Derek Sharp during the first half of play Tuesday night.
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Both teams began Tuesday night's game at the FSHS gymnasium in a shooting funk. Visiting Chanute snapped out of its doldrums first and went on to take a 63-41 victory over Fort Scott High's boys in Southeast Kansas League play.

The Tigers led 3-2 after one period of play and didn't make their first field goal of the game until Alex Fink scored with 2:34 left in the second quarter. Fort Scott had missed its first 15 attempts from the field.

The Blue Comets (3-1 SEK, 6-3 overall) scored the first 11 points of the second period to take a 13-3 lead. Fink's goal was Fort Scott's only field goal of the half and the Tigers (2-3, 2-6) trailed 19-7 when they went into the locker room.

Chanute also scored the first 9 points of the second half. Fort Scott finally broke out its shooting slump when Jash Pytlowany hit a 3-point basket with 5:37 left in the third quarter.

Fort Scott made 11 of 23 field-goal attempts in the second half after going just 1 of 18 in the first half. Chanute recovered from a 1-for-7 first quarter to go 7 of 13 in the second and continued to shoot well in the second half, going 18 for 24.

Johnathan Stark led the Tigers with 13 points before fouling out. Chris Davenport added 7 points.

Four Blue Comets reached double figures led by Derek Sharp's 17 points. Brock Gilmore added 13 points and Caleb Dietsch and Jordan Richards each scored 10.

For the game, Chanute shot 59 percent on 26 of 44 and Fort Scott was 29 percent on 12 of 41 while going 13 of 16 at the free-throw line.

Garin Sinn had 5 rebounds for the Tigers, who were outboarded 31-19.

The Tigers travel to Girard Friday night. They will take part in the inaugural Frontenac Kansas National Guard Invitational next week. The seeding is expected to revealed later this week.

JUNIOR VARSITY -- Fort Scott defeated Chanute, 54-38, as 14 players scored. Tucker Horn led with 9 points.

CHANUTE: Martin 0-1 0-0 0, Shin 0-0 0-0 0, Gilmore 5-9 3-4 13, Richards 4-10 1-2 10, Pryor 0-0 0-0 0, Dietsch 4-8 0-0 10, Troxell 1-1 0-0 2, Chase 0-0 0-0 0, Dharp 7-10 2-2 17, Ellis 3-3 0-0 6, Erikson 2-2 0-0 5. TOTALS: 26-44 6-8 63.

FORT SCOTT: DeLaTorre 1-2 0-0 2, Woodring 1-1 0-0 2, Sather 0-1 0-0 0, Brown 0-1 2-2 2, Pytlowany 1-8 0-0 3, Bradbury 0-0 0-0 0, Fink 3-5 0-0 6, Stark 4-10 2-3 13, Sinn 0-4 4-4 4, Knopp 1-4 0-0 2, Davenport 1-5 5-7 7, Olin 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 9-32 18-40 36.

Chanute...... 2 17 18 26 -- 63

Fort Scott... 3 4 14 20 -- 41

Three-point field goals: Chanute 5-12 (Dietsch 2-3, Erikson 1-1, Sharp 1-2, Richards 1-4, Martin 0-1, Gilmore 0-1), Fort Scott 4-13 (Stark 3-5, Pytlowany 1-5, DeLaTorre 0-1, Brown 0-1, Knopp 0-1).

Total fouls: Chanute 13, Fort Scott 16. Fouled out: Stark. Technical fouls: None.

Rebounds: Chanute 31 (Dietsch 7), Fort Scott 19 (Sinn 5). Assists: Chanute 11 (Dietsch 5), Fort Scott 7 (Pytlowany 2). Turnovers: Chanute 15, Fort Scott 11. Steals: Chanute 9 (Dietsch 3), Fort Scott 8 (Pytlowany 2, Stark 2). Blocked shots: Chanute 4 (Gilmore 2), Fort Scott 2 (Davenport, Olin).



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