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Daniel Boone Earns sweep of Science Hill at Home

A surprise snow break that left students out of the classroom, also left the Daniel Boone High School basketball teams outside of the gym for a while. Coming into Monday’s game against Science Hill, neither the boys nor girls team had played a game in a week.
But neither time away from the gym or the cold seemed to put either Trailblazers teams on ice, as the boy’s team caught fire in the second half to grab a 65-49 win, while the Lady Blazer also won their contest 57-40.
In the boys game, Daniel Boone’s guards were a force to be reckoned with as the trio of Alex Percell (19 points), Ryan Keever (14) and Jayden Stevens (10) combined for 43 total points in the win.
“I feel that we are difficult to guard off the bounce,” said Daniel Boone Coach Chris Brown. “We want to be smart taking care of the ball so we want the ball in the hands of good free throw shooters.”
The three guards led the team in outscoring Science Hill 21-11 in the third quarter and 21-14 in the fourth, with 19 points coming from the trio in the third period and 20 in the fourth. Chris Linville was the only Science Hill player to score in double figures with 13.
“If we can spread it out, continue to attack, put some pressure on them and get to the free throw line… I thought we could control that second half… especially the fourth quarter,” said Brown.
In the girls contest, the Lady Blazers seemed to have no problem as they outscored the Hilltoppers in all four quarters. Both teams would keep it close in the start of each quarter, but Daniel Boone would always find a way to stretch the lead out as the quarter would wind down.
“If you close out a quarter and start a quarter good you’re going to win the game,” said Daniel Boone Girls’ Basketball Coach Travis Mains. “We played a little nonchalant… they’ve been sleigh riding and laying around watching Netflix for five days.”
Macie Culbertson and Sydney Pearce led the Lady Blazers with 12 points each. Hannah Rodgers led Science Hill with 19.