Boone Central had a roller coaster season against a tough schedule end Tuesday, Feb. 18, with a 41-32 loss to Scotus in the C1-8 Sub-District first round at Columbus High School.
The Cardinals had a strong start to the contest, using pressure defense and key baskets to take a 17-10 lead into halftime. The tenor of the contest, and the momentum, changed after intermission, as Scotus (11-12) applied its own full-court pressure to spark a comeback that resulted in the Shamrocks outscoring BC 29-16 over the final two periods.
“We knew it’d be a tough rematch, as Scotus plays a difficult schedule and has some good athletes,” said Cardinal Coach Andy Imus.
“Scotus ran their 3/4 court 1-2-2 press to start the third quarter and our first couple of possessions we threw the ball away and just couldn’t sustain any offensive flow after we broke the press. Scotus scored six points off turnovers and a key 3-pointer by Chohon at the end of the third quarter tied it 25-25 and really gave them some momentum going into the fourth.
“A 16-7 Scotus run in the fourth quarter sealed it for them. We gave up 10 offensive rebounds – five in that fourth quarter. We had girls in position – they just didn’t check out. Frustrating knowing that’d be a big difference in the game, as we limited them to two offensive rebounds the first time we played, which won the game for us. Scotus also hit their free throws down the stretch.”
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