YORK – The top two seeds on the boys’ side were in action on Monday and the No. 1 seed High Plains Storm used defense to pull away from the Hampton Hawks to post an 83-40 win.
In the second game featuring the No. 2 seed Osceola Bulldogs, a great start on defense propelled the Bulldogs to the 47-33 win.
High Plains 83 Hampton 40
Hampton held a 10-7 lead over the No. 1 seed High Plains Storm in the first quarter.
That cushion would not last long, as High Plains forced six turnovers over the second four minutes of the quarter and went on a 19-0 run to open a 26-10 lead and cruised to an 83-40 win in their first game of the CRC Tournament at the York City Auditorium.
High Plains led 54-24 at the half as their defense continued to produce points as the Hawks threw the ball away seven more times in the second quarter.
After missing his first three shots from the floor, High Plains junior Logan Fleming scored 18 first half points and went on to lead the Storm with 20.
Hampton struggled to put the ball in the hoop in the second half as they were just 5-25 from the field after hitting 10-25 in the first half.
High Plains head coach Cameron Hudson went to his bench early and 13 different players scored in the game for the No. 1 seed.
The Storm were 21-36 from the field at the break which included 7-10 from the 19-9 circle. The HP’s boys ended the game 33-70 as the subs hit only 4-14 in the fourth quarter.
Other than Fleming’s 20, Cole Klingsporn added 18, and Dylan Shenk poured in 11.
High Plains ended the game 7-18 from 3-point range.
Hampton was led in scoring by Jared Dose and Tristan Boyce with 12 each, while Cole Arnett finished with nine.
Hampton was 5-8 from the free throw line and turned the ball over 21 times, leading to 27 points for the Storm.
High Plains was 10-14 and was charted with seven miscues.
The Storm will take on the winner of the McCool Junction-BDS game at 3:00 p.m. today.
Hampton (8-9) ............... 10 14 3 13—40
High Plains (12-2) ............ 22 32 18 11—83
HAM: T. Ogden 2, J. Dose 12, T. Boyce 12, C. Arnett 9, W. Hettle 5.
HP: D. Shenk 11, C. Klingsporn 18, J. Wurtz4, L. Fleming 20, B. Nunnenkamp 3, A. Bender 5, L. Engel 6, E. Fleming 5, M. Fagan 2, W. Fleming 3, J. Gravlin 2, C. Harless 2.
Osceola 47, Dorchester 33
Osceola got off to a quick start on the defensive side of the ball as they forced seven first quarter turnovers by the Dorchester Longhorns which set the tone for the rest of the night.
Osceola led 14-3 at the end of the first quarter and did not allow a Longhorn basket until the final minute of the first quarter.
The Longhorns had trouble taking care of the ball as they were charted with 15 turnovers over the first 16 minutes of play.
The Bulldogs were having turnover problems of their own as they committed seven in the second quarter, but were still able to extend their lead in the second quarter with a 9-7 scoring advantage.
The Longhorns could not get any offensive flow established and the No. 2 seed continued to stretch their lead in the second half as the Bulldogs led 35-18 through three quarters of action.
Dorchester scored six straight to open the fourth quarter and with 6:23 to play pulled to within 35-24.
That scoring spree was answered by the Bulldogs who went on an 8-0 to lead 43-24 with 3:47 to play in regulation, with four more Longhorn turnovers fueling the run.
Dorchester turned the ball over 29 times in the loss as compared to 20 for Osceola.
In scoring, Osceola was led by Eric hays with 12, while Nick Hayes was charted with eight, and three players, Clyde Ericson, Lucas Ericson and Trevor Carlson all ended the night with six. Osceola was 20-45 from the field, 1-7 from 3-point land and 6-9 at the charity stripe.
Dorchester was led by Derek Pohl and Kevin Donohoe with seven each.
The Longhorns finished 12-46 from the floor and that included 0-8 from the arc. The Longhorns were 9-18 at the charity stripe.
Osceola (9-5) will take on the winner of the Exeter-Milligan-Giltner game which is schedule for 4:30 tonight.
Dorchester (6-9) ............... 3 7 8 15—33
Osceola (9-5) ................ 14 9 12 12—47
DHS: D. Pohl 7, K. Kaspar 5, R. Palky 5, N. Roelen 4, K. Donohoe 7, R. Zahourek 5.
OHS: E. Hays 12, N. Hays 8, J. Zahm 2, M. DeMers 4, C. Ericson 6, C. Zelasney 3, T. Carlson 6, L. Ericson 6.