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Tuesday area basketball roundup

December 7, 2018

Three different Shamrocks scored in double figures and the Scotus Central Catholic boys picked up their first win of the season on the road Tuesday in a 47-42 victory at West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic.

Grant Shanle led offensively with 14 points while Tyler Palmer had 13 and Bryce VunCannon added 11.

GACC led 9-8 after the first eight minutes, but SCC took a 19-18 lead into the halftime break and then extended that advantage to 33-26 after three.

“Offensively, we were slow to start again. We need to find a way to play with better pace and flow in the first half of games,” coach Tyler Swanson said in comments sent to The Telegram. “Our first three halves of basketball were not very good offensively. We figured something out a little in the second half and were able to score the basketball better.

“We had some timely possessions where we made threes and had a couple finishes at the rim where we got fouled and made the free throw. We shot 70 percent from the free throw line, which won us the game in the end.”

West Point GACC 50, Scotus Girls 42: The Shamrocks led by four after one and 10 at halftime but then surrendered 33 second-half points and suffered an 18-point turnaround.

Amber Buhman led Scotus with nine points while Kamryn Chohon had eight.

“We had 20-some turnovers, most of them in the second half,” coach Jarrod Ridder said in comments sent to The Telegram. “Their pressure got to us in the second half and got them back in the game.”

York 43, Columbus Girls 25: Columbus failed to score 10 or more points in any one quarter and dropped to 0-3. Macee Trotta and Gracie Luebbe had 12 for the Discoverers.

“We did some good things at times but need to definitely be more consistent,” coach David Licari said in comments sent to The Telegram. “Our offensive rebounding was the best its been in our three games.

“We are capable of shooting better, hopefully, it will come around soon.”

Nate Tenopir is the sports editor of The Columbus Telegram. Reach him via email at sports@columbustelegram.com

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