Written by Stacy Atkison
Published under News
January 5, 2008
Reeds Spring used a physical, aggressive style to get past visiting
The Wolves improved to 8-3 on the season with the win.
Reeds Spring used a marked size advantage to grab a 15-5 lead in the opening minutes. The Wolves have six players over 6-3, including a pair of 6-6 forwards.
But the Blue Jays rallied behind a remarkable first quarter by senior guard Kelby Phelps. The 5-10 point guard scored 15 points in the opening period, knocking down a pair of treys, four 2-point field goals and the only free throw he tried in the first 8 minutes. Phelps missed only one shot in the first period, which ended with
Reeds Spring went inside to reserves Cory Davis, a 6-4 junior, and Chris Jones, a 6-6 sophomore, to regain the lead. The duo combined for 15 points in the second period, which ended with Reeds Spring on top 37-32.
The Blue Jays stayed close in the third period, getting another trey from Phelps and 5 points from senior Nathan VanDiggelen in the stanza. Reeds Spring led 52-46 entering the final period, and got a pair of quick baskets from 6-6 junior Jake Marty to grab a double digit lead.
Reeds Spring hit 12-of-17 free throws in the final period, and got 9 points from
Keenan added 13 points to the Blue Jays attack, hitting 9-of-18 field goals with 4 rebounds, a steal and an assist. Keenan hit 3-of-6 treys in the contest.
Justin Jones finished with 11 points, hitting 4-of-6 field goals and 3-of-4 free throws with 4 rebounds, a steal and an assist in the game.
Justin Drane added 8 points and a team-high 8 rebounds with 2 assists and a steal to the Jays attack.
Alex Bartow sparked a
Nathan VanDiggelen added 5 points, 6 rebounds and an assist to the Blue Jays effort.
Derek Welch had a steal for
Marty finished with 16 points, 3 blocked shots and 7 rebounds for the Wolves.
Owen Allphin, a 6-4 senior, finished with 15 points, 5 rebounds and an assist for Reeds Spring.
Jones added 6 points, 5 rebounds and an assist to the winning attack.
Dustin Besperat also scored 6 points for the Wolves with 4 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal, and David Selby added 5 points, 4 assists and 2 rebounds to the Wolves effort.