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Lady Scotties lose home game to Bennett County Lady Warriors, 35-74

The Philip Scottie boys’ basketball team hosted Bennett County on Tuesday, January 25. The final score was 45-60.

Philip sank the first basket, which was quickly mimicked by Bennett County. Mutual defense kept both team’s offense slowed, but this see-saw action filled the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Philip lost the initiative, but continued a close pursuit with more see-saw action up until just seconds before the half-time buzzer. The Scotties again tied the score, only to lose it again by three points to end the first half.

Coach Guptill must have spoken some basics during half-time. The boys played as a team and kept close to Bennett County. At 4:30 into the third quarter the lead was again taken by the Scotties. From then on the game was a slow pull farther and farther ahead of Bennett County.

Scoring

1st 2nd 3rd 4th F

Philip: 10 11 19 20 60

Bennett Co.: 10 14 8 13 45

Points

Philip: N/A

Bennett Co.: Mike Fuchs - 11, Clay Harris - 10, Tyler Hicks - 8, Cory Cooks - 7, Scotty Claussen - 6, Cooper Waln - 3

Rebounds

Philip: 21: Austin Bowen - 5, Dana Kerns and Casey Elshere - 4 each

Bennett Co.: 27

Fieldgoals

Philip: 53%

Bennett Co.: N/A

Turnovers

Philip: 15

Bennett Co.: 18

Fouls

Philip: 12

Bennett Co.: 13