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Tiger boys hold off Girard for 45-35 victory

Saturday, January 12, 2013

GIRARD -- It was rather fortunate for Fort Scott High's boys that Girard's Devin Alters' hot streak came only in the third quarter here Friday night.

Alters scored all 12 of his points in that period and his effort helped the Trojans take the lead midway through. But then the Tigers reclaimed the lead with three 3-point goals and held off Girard, 45-35, in non-league play.

The Tigers are off until Thursday when they face Winfield in the first round of the Frontenac Kansas National Guard Invitational.

The Tigers led 9-1 after one period. Alex Fink came off the bench to score the last 4 Tiger points of the quarter as well as the initial basket of the second to boost the lead to 10 points.

Girard didn't get its first field goal until 10 minutes into the contest when Trent Stolte got on the board. Up to that point, the Trojans had only scored 3 free throws.

Fort Scott (3-6) led 17-11 at the half. But Albers opened the second half by hitting a triple to spark a 10-2 run that put the Trojans ahead, 21-19.

Fink put the Tigers back ahead with a 3-pointer of his own. Austin Sather followed with another and Jash Pytlowany added a third to make it 28-21.

Girard scored 8 of the last 10 in the quarter with Albers scoring the old-fashioned 3-point play bringing the Trojans within 30-29.

The Tigers went on a 7-0 run to push the lead to 39-31 with 1:31 to go. Girard mounted one last comeback with a 3-point shot from Drew Davied bringing his team within 39-35 with 1:06 left.

But between the Tigers' execution of their offense and the fact that Girard had not committed very many fouls, the Trojans weren't able to get any closer. By the time they got Fort Scott into the one-and-one, only a minute remained and the redclads made 6 of 7 charity shots.

Fink finished the night with 15 points for the Tigers while Garin Sinn added 10.


FORT SCOTT: DeLaTorre 0 0-0 0, Sather 1 0-1 3, Brown 0 0-0 0, Pytlowany 3 0-0 8, Fink 6 2-4 15, Stark 1 7-8 9, Sinn 3 4-5 10, Davenport 0 0-0 0, Olin 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 214-41 13-18 45.

GIRARD: Peak 0 0-0 0, Alters 4 1-1 12, George 1 0-0 2, Stolte 1 2-4 4, Grilz 3 2-4 8, Davied 3 2-5 9, Damman 0 0-0 0, Egbert 0 0-0 0, Green 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 12-36 7-14 35.

Fort Scott...................... 9 8 13 15 -- 45

Girard........................... 1 10 18 6 -- 35

Three-point field goals: Fort Scott 4-20 (Pytlowany 2, Sather, Fink), Girard 4-10 (Alters 3, Davied).

Total fouls: Fort Scott 13, Girard 16. Fouled out: Davied. Technical fouls: None.



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