From STAFF REPORTS
Washington Countys two high schools met on the hardwood last week where they took part in a hard fought battle thats victor was anyones guess up until the final few minutes of play.
In the end it was the Daniel Boone High School Trailblazers who came out on top, handing David Crockett High School another Big Eight Conference loss.
Crocketts 7-foot junior Zack Garland came out on fire defensively, racking up two impressive blocks within the first two minutes of the game. Still, Boone was able to outscore Crockett in the first quarter of play, 12-10.
Boone had trouble offensively in the second quarter, as the Pioneers repeatedly shut down the Trailblazers efforts to put points on the board. Offensively, Crockett put up 16 points in the second quarter, taking a 26-21 lead into the half.
The Pioneers came out strong in the second half, scoring a three-pointer to give them a 8 point lead over their county rival.
But Boone refused to lay down.
Hayden Chandley led the Trailblazer comeback, scoring a three-pointer and then sinking four free throws to put Boone ahead, 32-30.
The game was knotted at 38 going into the fourth quarter, a period of play that saw several lead changes.
Crocketts Jacob Berry made two key baskets for the Pioneers to give them a 45-40 lead, but Boones Austin Reppart answered in a big way. Reppart went on a 10-point shooting spree that included two three-pointers and ultimately helped put Boone in the lead, 54-41.
With just three minutes remaining, the Pioneers had a chance to catch up, but failed to make their free throws.
The final score was Boone 60 and Crockett, 51.
Leading scorers for Boone were Reppart with 17 and Chandley with 15.
The Pioneers were led offensively by Berry with 11 points on the night and Sam Tarlton and Joe Ganger, who each put up 10 points.
In other games last week, Boone fell to Tennessee High 48-47 on Thursday, and Crockett defeated University High 62-58 on Friday.
From STAFF REPORTS