After ready over two weeks to play, the Southside Southerners took to the court docket Tuesday evening with a visit to the Regional Match on the road.
The Southerners (16-5, 10-5) hosted the Trumann Wildcats (7-14, 3-11), who simply occurred to be the group the Southerners performed final earlier than their break.
The Southerners accomplished a 3 recreation sweep of the Wildcats with a 50-44 extra time win.
Head coach of the Southerners Brad Mcghee stated “it’s exhausting to beat a group three, particularly when each the opposite video games had been pretty shut.”
The day without work for the Southerners was evident early. It took almost two minutes for them to get on the scoreboard to open the sport. Mcghee stated “being off 14 days needed to have some influence. We had too many turnovers and had been a bit of sloppy at instances which may have been on account of not enjoying and getting few practices in over the last couple of weeks. That has to have an effect on our timing and rhythm some.”
The Wildcats ended the primary quarter with a 3 level benefit, however that was not the large story. The massive story was foul hassle for each groups. Mixed each groups had 4 starters with not less than two fouls after simply eight minutes.
Each groups put their starters again in to open up the second. The Southerners grabbed an early lead due to a 6-0 run. However the lead was rapidly taken again by the Wildcats.
Each groups was streaky this quarter. It was the Southerners who took a 19-18 lead into the locker room on the break.
The third quarter featured leads from each groups. On the halfway level the Southerners grabbed the lead and by no means let it go once more.
The Wildcats closed a 4 level hole within the fourth quarter. With simply 13 second left the Southerners took a timeout with the ball on their aspect of the court docket. Regardless of their closing effort the Southerners didn’t get a basket and the sport was pressured into extra time.
Additional time was taken over by senior Devan Halford. He scored six factors to Trumann’s three.
He completed because the main scorer with 22.
The Wildcats didn’t rating till the 44 second mark. This together with the Southerner’s 9 complete factors in extra time was an excessive amount of for the Wildcats.
For the Southerners Trevor Longo was the second main scorer with 13 factors. Jonathan Shane kicked in with eight.
Mcghee had reward for the Wildcats effort “Trumann put much more full and half court docket stress on us this time in comparison with the primary two instances. We had been continuously being trapped and that saved us from having the ability to run our offense. Trumann performed very exhausting and did an awesome job pressuring and trapping us your entire recreation.”
With this win the Southerners will head to the Regional Match which will likely be in Blytheville.
Mcghee completed by saying “I’m happy with these guys for engaging in certainly one of their targets of constructing it to the regional event.”