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'Hound men hold off Panthers, 63-57

Thursday, January 10, 2013

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Fort Scott's Prince Samuels (11) takes a shot over Neosho County's Jalen Jones (1) during the first half of action at Arnold Arena Wednesday night. Samuels scored 14 points in the Greyhounds' 63-57 victory.
(Kenny Felt/Exclusive to the Tribune)
Conference victories have been rare for Fort Scott Community College's men in recent seasons. But perhaps the Greyhounds' 63-57 victory over Neosho County at Arnold Arena Wednesday night is an indication that will no longer be the case.

The 'Hounds improved to 2-2 in Jayhawk Conference-Eastern Division play and 7-7 overall as they scored 17 of the game's final 24 points over the last 4:28. This was after Neosho County (0-2, 7-7) had scored 6 in a row to overtime a 46-44 deficit.

Austin Danner's 3-pointer from the right wing with 1:33 to go made it 59-54 and effectively put the dagger through. Danner led Fort Scott with 18 points off the bench as he made 7 of 11 field-goal attempts.

Both teams found points difficult to come by in the first 10 minutes as the score was tied 10-10. Neosho County held Fort Scott without a field goal during a 10-2 run that saw it go up 24-18 with 5:17 left in the half.

James Fleming hit back-to-back 3-pointers to tie the score for the 'Hounds. That sparked a 13-4 run that saw Fort Scott take a 31-28 lead into the locker room.

The Panthers tied the score early in the second half, 33-33, on a 3-point shot by Daniel Magley. C.J. Hall and Gary Floyd scored back-to-back to put the 'Hounds up by 4.

Prince Samuels added 14 points for Fort Scott, which shot 38 percent from the floor, making 20 of 53 field-goal attempts, and went 17 of 25 at the free-throw line. Ray Ray Chase grabbed 15 rebounds as the 'Hounds outboarded the Panthers, 42-34.

Jeremy Nolen was the only Panther to reach double figures, scoring 19 points on 9-of-13 shooting. The Panthers shot 43 percent as a team on 24 of 56.

Floyd handed out 5 assists for the 'Hounds while Samuels and Chekeil Wright each picked up 3 steals.

The Greyhounds host Allen County in conference play Saturday at 4 p.m.

NOTES -- The Greyhounds broke a 17-game losing streak against NJCAA Division I schools....

Wright was listed in a group of players who were no longer on the team in Tuesday's summary of the Coffeyville game played last Saturday. Apparently, the removal of his name by the Jayhawk Conference website was in error, which the Tribune regrets reprinting....

Fort Scott High graduate Pierce Rienbolt started for the first time this season....

Saturday's game will not be broadcast on KSEK-FM due to NFL playoff coverage....


NEOSHO COUNTY: Jones 1-2 0-1 2, Gray 2-2 4-5 8, Batish 3-9 0-1 7, Magley 2-6 1-2 6, Oyugi 1-5 0-0 2, Stoppel 3-12 0-0 7, Garland 1-4 0-0 2, Nicholas 2-3 0-2 4, Nolen 9-13 0-0 19. TOTALS: 24-56 5-11 57.

FORT SCOTT: Floyd 1-10 0-0 2, Fleming 2-8 2-3 8, Samuels 3-5 8-9 14, Adams 1-3 0-0 3, Rienbolt 0-2 0-0 0, Danner 7-11 1-2 18, Chase 2-6 5-9 9, Hall 2-3 0-0 4, Wright 2-5 1-2 5. TOTALS: 20-53 17-25 63.

Halftime: Fort Scott, 31-28.

Three-point field goals: Neosho County 4-18 (Nolen 1-1, Magley 1-2, Stoppel 1-5, Batish 1-7, Oyugi 0-1, Garland 0-2), Fort Scott 6-24 (Danner 3-6, Fleming 2-6, Adams 1-3, Rienbolt 0-2, Wright 0-2, Floyd 0-5).

Total fouls: Neosho County 19, Fort Scott 10. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.

Rebounds: Neosho County 34 (Stoppel 7), Fort Scott 34 (Chase 15). Assists: Neosho County 9 (Magley 3, Oyugi 3), Fort Scott 11 (Floyd 5). Turnovers: Neosho County 15, Fort Scott 16. Steals: Neosho County 8 (Magley 2), Fort Scott 11 (Samuels 3, Wright 3). Blocked shots: Neosho County 2 (Nolen 2), Fort Scott 3 (Chase 3).



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