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Storm rolls over Cowboys 69-49
Summit jumps out to 12-0 lead, never trails in game
A.J. Cooper goes to the basket against a swarm of Summit Storm defenders. Cooper finished with four points, eight rebounds, and four assists as the Cowboys fell 69-49 to the Storm.
February 07, 2013
The Summit Storm jumped out to a 12-0 lead and never looked back as they cruised to a 69-49 victory over the Crook County Cowboys in Tuesday night Intermountain Hybrid boys basketball action.
“Especially in the first half, they got to every loose ball,” said Crook County head coach Jeff Lowenbach. “They got offensive rebounds and second-chance points.”
By the end of the first quarter, the Storm held a 20-8 lead. Crook County’s offense looked better in the second quarter, but Summit was still able to extend their lead, taking a 38-25 lead into the locker room at the half.
“Like I told the guys, if we give up 38 points in the first half, it’s tough for us to get back into it,” Lowenbach said. “The intensity we had Friday was missing. Obviously, last Friday was a must win and this one isn’t necessarily, but it would have been a good win for sure.”
The Cowboys were able to pull within 10 points early in the third quarter, but that was as close as they got as the Storm went on a 12-1 scoring run midway through the quarter.
The Storm continued to hold a double-digit lead the remainder of the contest as both teams emptied their benches late in the game.
The Storm shot the ball well all evening, hitting on 47 percent of their shots, including six three-point goals. Meanwhile Crook County struggled to find their shooting touch, going just 33 percent from the floor.
When the Storm did miss an outside shot, they were able to dominate the glass, leading to easy second-chance baskets. The Storm pounded the boards for 36 rebounds in the contest, compared to just 29 rebounds for Crook County.
Cade Cattell led a balanced Storm attack with 16 points. Nick Moyer (15), Austin Peters (12), and Ben Ritchey (10) were also in double figures for Summit.
The Cowboys were led by Dillon Dees and Jacob Mahurin who scored 13 points apiece. Dees also led the Cowboys in rebounding with 10, and added six blocked shots in the contest. A.J. Cooper also played a solid game for the Cowboys, picking up eight rebounds and four assists to go along with his four points.
Crook County (7-12) plays at Mountain View tonight, while Summit (9-10) is at Redmond.
The Cowboys are on the road again on Tuesday when they take on the Bend Lava Bears. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 5
Summit 69, Crook County 49
at Crook County
Summit (69) — Cade Cattell 16, Moyer 15, Peters 12, Ritchey 10, Rasmussen 8, Derman 2, Higlin 2, Michelski 2, Menefee 2, Lucas, Mullen, Reeves. Totals 27 9-20 69.
Crook County (49) — Dillon Dees 13, Jacob Mahurin 13, Washechek 9, Benton 6, Cooper 4, Rutz 3, Dean 1, Lee, Bartels, Tavernia, Kessi, Sofich. Totals 16 13-19 49.
Summit 20 18 15 16 — 69
Crook County 8 17 9 15 — 49
Three-point goals — Summit: Catell 2, Ritchey 2, Moyer, Peters; Crook County: Mahurin 3, Benton.