Scotlandville erases bad Sugar Bowl Classic memory with 84-46 win over White Station
Two years ago, Scotlandville won the Allstate Sugar Bowl Prep Classic. Last year, the Hornets were shocked in the opening round of the event by Karr. The memory lingered and the Hornets were determined to get the bad taste out of their mouths Wednesday afternoon.
They did so, controlling play from start to finish in an impressive 84-46 victory over White Station (Tenn.) at the Alario Center.
The Hornets started quickly and never looked back, opening the game on a 5-0 run and finishing the quarter on a decisive 14-0 run before the Spartans scored the final basket of the period to stop the run and it was 26-10. Carvell Teasett had 15 points in the quarter while Reece Beekman had nine for the Hornets.
The Spartans whittled the deficit to 12 points by halftime at 40-28 behind nine points in the second quarter by Brandon Brown, who finished the half with 12 points on four 3-pointers. Teasett ended the half with 17 points while Beekman had 13 points.
The Hornets put the game away in the third quarter with an 11-0 run, keyed by TaiReon Joseph, who had 12 points in the quarter.
Beekman led the Hornets with 32 points, eight rebounds and six assists while Joseph had 22 points and Teasett finished with 21 points, six rebounds and three assists. Brandon Brown topped the Spartans (8-4) with 18 points and eight rebounds while Willie Freeman had 13 points and nine rebounds.
Scotlandville coach Carlos Sample admitted that last year’s loss served as serious motivation.
“We knew what happened last year and we were determined not to let this happen again,” Sample said. “We came out and gave our best effort. I know it sounds funny but we are still learning how to try to win and play for 32 minutes. We get relaxed out there sometimes. I like the effort. We have to learn from our mistakes and try to get better day in and day out.”
The Hornets finished with 12 assists, playing team basketball throughout.
“I thought we shared the ball well,” Sample said. “We want that and we want guys to move without the ball. I think for the most part, they did a good job of that today. We defended a lot better in the second half.”
Sample expects the competition to get tougher as the event progresses.
“Regardless of who you play in the next round, you know it is going to be a little tougher. This is a very good tournament and a good measuring stick for my team, to help us get better down the line.”
Scotlandville (20-0) advances to face the winner of Sophie B. Wright and Lee High of Huntsville, AL in the quarterfinals tomorrow at 5:30 p.m.
Scotlandville 26 14 23 21 84
White Station 10 18 8 10 46
Reece Beekman 32, TaiReon Joseph 22, Carvell Teasett 21, Jonathan Horton 8, Zahiem Jackson 1
White Station, TN
Brandon Brown 18, Willie Foreman 13, Kolby Hillson 8, Evan Johnson 4, Davon Barnes 4, Ty Arnett-Allen 4, Kyler Dandridge 3 Jett Hatfield 2
Scotlandville 30, White Station, TN 26
Scotlandville 12, White Station, TN 13
Scotlandville 7, White Station, TN 16
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