Dusters pull away in fourth, earn trip to championship game PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 10 January 2014 23:50

 

By JASON EPP
Leader & Times

In a back-and-forth game that saw eight lead changes and six ties, the Beaver Dusters used a big fourth quarter to pull away and defeat the Mooreland Bearcats 50-38, and earn a trip to the title game of the Oil Center Classic in Woodward.

A 14-4 run by the Bearcats that stretched across the two halves gave Mooreland their first lead since the first minute of the second quarter, 30-27, with less than two minutes left in the third quarter.

But the Dusters responded with a 12-0 run capped by Hadley Skaggs layup with 4:16 left in the fourth quarter that put Beaver up 39-30.

Mooreland twice had to call timeouts to try and stop the run, finally getting back on track. The Bearcats scored the next five to cut the lead back to four points with less than three minutes left.

Beaver again responded by ending the game on an 11-3, including making 5 of 6 free throws in the game’s final minute to seal the win.

The first quarter was a seesaw battle with three ties and four lead changes as the two teams traded baskets. Garrett Weber scored in the final minute to give the Dusters an 11-10 advantage heading into the second quarter.

Mooreland took the lead back (12-11), but Beaver went on an 8-0 run to go up 19-12 with three minutes left in the first half. Mooreland was able to cut the lead back to five (25-20) before the first half ended.

Garrett Weber led the Dusters with 16 points, including 8 in the all-important fourth quarter. Hadley Skaggs scored 10, and Jorge Rivera 9.

Beaver will take on Forgan for the third time this season, Saturday at 6:45, but this time for a tournament championship.

 

 

Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner

Facebook

About The High Plains Daily Leader

The High Plains Daily Leader and Southwest Daily Times are published Sunday through Friday and reaches homes throughout the Liberal, Kansas retail trade zone. The Leader & Times is the official newspaper of Seward County, USD No. 480, USD No. 483 and the cities of Liberal and Kismet.  The Leader & Times is a member of the Liberal Chamber of Commerce, the Kansas Press Association, the National Newspaper Association and the Associated Press.

For more, contact us.

Subscribe

Get the Daily Leader delivered to your home for $101.45 per year in Liberal, or $140 outside Liberal. Call 620-626-0840 for a subscription today. You can receive the print edition or an electronic edition! To subscribe today, email circulation@hpleader.com.

RocketTheme Joomla Templates