First Quarter Run Buries Knights

The Southwood boys basketball team took on Northwestern Saturday, with a first quarter run from the Tigers being to much to overcome, as the Knights fell 64-47.

After buckets from Corey Phillipy and Shane Smith had the Knights trailing just 5-4 early in the game, Northwestern would go on a 10-0 run that set the tone for the night, giving the Tigers a 15-4 lead. After a Phillipy free throw and a bucket from Jackson Blair, the Tigers hit a three before the buzzer to take a commanding 18-7 lead after one.

Northwestern would score twice to start the second quarter, opening a 22-7 lead before two Smith free throws. The Tigers would then connect two more times to increase the lead to 26-9 before Smith and Blair scored to make it 26-13 with 3:55 to go. Northwestern would finish the quarter on an 8-2 run to widen the gap to 19 points at 34-15 at the half.

The Knights would find some new life in the third quarter with some balanced scoring led by Shane Smith. Jackson Blair got things going with a bucket that led to a 13-4 start to cut the Tiger lead to 28-18. Two times the Knights had the lead cut to 10 points, aided by three’s from Smith and Levi Sutton, but the powerful Tigers built the lead back to 15 points before Smith scored the last bucket of the quarter and the Knights trailed 47-34 with a quarter to go.

The Knights had six players score in the fourth quarter, but Tiger runs gave them their largest lead of the night at 20 points midway through the quarter. Sutton would connect on his second three of the night, but the closest the Knights could get was the final score margin of 64-47.

Leading Southwood was Shane Smith with 20 points, 10 rebounds. Jackson Blair had 10 points, 3 rebounds. Levi Sutton had 6 points, 3 assist, 3 steals. Corey Phillipy had 5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals.

Northwestern won the junior varsity game 37-27.

Leading Southwood was Noah Kirk with 9 points, 5 rebounds. Luke Elliott had 7 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals. Jacob Lloyd had 6 points, 3 steals. Alex Harmon had 5 points, 2 steals.

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