A big third quarter lifted Harrisonville right over Summit Christian Academy in the game held Jan. 17 at Harrisonville.
The Wildcats outscored the Eagles 18-2 in that single quarter en route to a 64-46 victory.
We got to figure out how to start a game and start a second half off, Summit Christian Academy head coach Jake Kates said. We started down 17-2, pulled it back to six, then they outscored us 18-2 in the third...Thats a mark of an immature team right now.
SCA roared right out of the game with a basket by Greg Nicoll, but a 17-point run by the Wildcats led to a 20-6 advantage going into the second quarter.
The Eagles fought back in the second quarter, closing the gap to 27-21, but two quick baskets by Harrisonvilles Dallas Stackhouse gave the Wildcats a 31-21 lead. Harrisonville had a 33-25 lead at halftime before going into that 18-2 third quarter to give Harrisonville a 51-27 advantage.
I think we played good first and third quarter defensively, Stackhouse said. The second quarter we kind of let up defensively and let them come back into the game, but I thought we executed pretty good.
The Eagles outscored the Wildcats 19-13 in the fourth quarter, but it wasnt enough to pull back into the game.
Harrisonville was led in scoring by Stackhouse with 21 points, followed by Luke Cooper with 11 points. Matthew Prindle added eight points and Jon Koch and Mason Saffels had five points each. Jacob Gibbs and Zach Davidson both netted four points. Kenny Baker, Brock Kliewer and Bryant Kanies had two points apiece.
The Wildcats are now 10-4, with the goals of winning a conference and district championship.
We are doing pretty good right now, Stackhouse said. A couple of games, we came out and they got a run on us...but we have been playing pretty hard.
Nicoll, Henry Stratton and Taurin Hughes led the Eagles with 10 points each. Harrison Shearer and Brett Rothaus both added five points. Matt Collier, Garrett Gibson, David Tillema and Will Wallenmeyer had two points apiece.
SCA, now 8-10, has over a week off from games and plan to spend those extra days in practice.
We are really going to go back to basics and fundamentals about what we do and how we do it, Kates said. I think 10 days from now, they are going to be ready to see someone else. We are going to have a week and a half of really productive practice.
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