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Branson shoots past Blue Jays (Rebroadcast Available)

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January 16, 2008

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The Branson Pirates found the range after halftime at Marshfield High School on Tuesday, hitting 12-of-13 field goals, including all 5 treys they attempted in the third period, blowing open a Central Ozark Conference contest.

Branson improved to 14-2 on the season and 3-1 in the league with a 87-56 victory over the Blue Jays. Marshfield is now 8-7 overall and 0-4 in the COC.

The Pirates hit 10-of-19 3-point shots in the game, getting 7 successful long bombs from junior guard Tate Unruh. Unruh finished with 25 points in the game, hitting 7-of-14 treys with 2 rebounds and a blocked shot. He also made both free throws and the only 2-point shot he tried.

Kelby Phelps led the all scorers in the game with 29 points, making 10-of-16 field goals, including 4 treys for Marshfield. Phelps hit 5-of-6 free throws with a rebound, a steal and an assist, as well.

Justin Jones posted a double-double for the Blue Jays, scoring 12 points with a game-high 14 rebounds.

Justin Drane added 9 points, 5 rebounds, a steal and an assist for Marshfield in the game.

Nathan VanDiggelen finished with 4 points, a rebound and a steal for the Blue Jays.

Alex Bartow scored a point and picked up a steal; Derek Welch had a steal; Jason Young pulled down 2 rebounds; Charlie Williams scored a point, blocked a shot and pulled down 3 rebounds; Jordan Jones had a rebound; Isaiah Cottengem blocked a shot and Scott Ragsdale pulled down 2 rebounds with an assist for Marshfield.

Mike Wiebe, a 6-6 junior, added 23 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocked shots to the winning attack. Wiebe make 9-of-13 field goals, including 2-of-3 treys in the game.

Matt Johnson scored 12 points and picked up 3 steals for Branson; Kael Bowling finished with 11 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists; Chris Bell finished with 8 points, 2 steals and a rebound; Zach Fletcher scored 4 points with 3 rebounds and a steal; Raymond Van Buren scored 2 points with 3 rebounds; Drew Richey scored 2 points, with 2 blocks, an assist and 3 rebounds; Colby Morgan finished with a point and 2 rebounds; Daniel Brezavar had 2 rebounds, 2 steals and an assist; and Alex Westcott had 4 rebounds for Branson.

The Blue Jays will return to action at Bolivar on Friday night.

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