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Philip Scottie boys can't stop the lead of the Wall Eagles; 43-52

Soprano shot ... Scottie’s Nathan O’Dea probably could not focus on the basketball going through the hoop after this fast break shot during the Philip/Wall game on Friday, February 16. Philip lost 43-52.

The Philip Scotties tied the Wall Eagles 7-7 at the 2:25 mark in he first quarter, then trailed behind the rest of the game. Bouncing from 12 to just four points behind and then back again, the Scotties continually threatened to catch up, but never could quite do so. The final score was 43-52.

Philip 7 12 9 15 = 43

Wall 15 11 11 15 = 52

Philip scorers: Nathan O'Dea - 12, James Williamson - 11, Casey Elshere - 6, Jake Mathews - 5, Allen Hauk - 4, Slate Evans and Dexter Livermont - 2 each, Alex Moos - 1.

Wall scorers: Tyler Sharp - 16, Darick Eisenbraun and Jim Besson - 8 each, Lex Heathershaw and Sid Geigle - 7 each, Quincy Kjerstad - 4, Bryant Huether - 2.

Field goal percentages: Philip - 28 (18 of 65), Wall - 33 ( 18 of 55). Free throw percentages: Philip - 23 (4 of 17), Wall - 50 (14 of 28).

Assists: Philip - 9. Philip leaders: O'Dea, J. Williamson and Elshere - 2 each, Hauk and Mathews - 1 each.

Rebounds: Philip - 34, Wall - 34. Philip leaders: Elshere - 9, Mathews and Hauk - 7 each, J. Williamson - 5, Evans - 3, O'Dea, Livermont and Moos - 1 each.

Steals: Philip - 13. Philip leaders: O'Dea and J. Williamson - 5 each, Hauk - 2, Elshere - 1.

Turnovers: Philip - 16, Wall - 24. Foul outs: O'Dea and Hauk.

The junior varsity game also went to the Eagles, 23-29.

Philip 9 2 5 7 = 23

Wall 6 5 10 8 = 29

Philip scorers: Caleb Clements - 9, Rob Williamson and Anthony Iwan - 3 each, Jeb Stewart, Richard Williamson, James Nelson and Colin Van Lint - 2 each.

The next basketball game for the Scottie boys will be their last regular season game. It will be at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23, at Kadoka against the Kougars.

The District Tournament will be in White River on Friday, March 2. The Regional Tournament will be on Tuesday, March 6, at the Rapid City Civic Center.