Red-Hot Magnolia Melts Valley, 70-43
The Magnolia Blue Eagles swished 9-three point bonus bomb in the opening period to race out to a 28-9 and never looked back in handing the Valley Lumberjacks a 70-43 victory Jan. 14 inside a packed VHS Gymnasium.
Jake Gamble swished the games first and third triple, while Qwailei “Q” Turner tickled the twine from beyond the arch to give the visiting Blue Eagles a 9-0 advantage on three shots.
The Lumberjacks Gavin Streets scored their first 2-points on a drive to the bucket. But, after a short time-out the Eagles Trevor Williamson knocked down two straight 3-pointers, while Turner put back the Eagles first miss on a rebound to forge ahead 16-2 that forced the ‘Jacks second time-out to talk things over.
After the brief break the ‘Jacks Ryan Baker swished a deuce, before another Turner rebound put-back. Valley’s Abe Satterfield was fouled in the act of shooting and knocked them both down, before Turner and Gamble both dialed long distance.
Baker banked in a triple, but Gamble drilled his fourth triple of the period, and finished the first quarter with a free throw to give the Big Blue a commanding 28-9 first quarter lead.
Turner, Gamble and Williamson along with Trenton Scheibelhood and Gavin Postlewait only played half on the second period as Magnolia Head Coach Dave Tallman enter-changed with three substitutes with 2-starters for the biggest part of the period. But still out-scored Valley 15-5 to go into the locker room, 43-14.
Turner led all-scores with 9-points that included the teams 8th 3-point bomb, while throwing down a nice alley-oop for a 2-handed dunk that had everyone off their feet, while the ‘Jacks Tommy Shannon knocked down a triple and Logan Bassett a deuce to lead the home team.
The Lumberjack squad wouldn’t go away in the fourth period as they out-scored the Magnolia bench 19-9 in the fourth period. Satterfield scored 8-points, including a 3-ball, while Streets tacked on 5-markers. Shannon netted 4-points, while Bassett swished a triple.
For the Lumberjacks, Baker, Satterfield and Shannon each recorded 10-points, while Streets provided 8-points, and Bassett, 5-points.
Gamble paced the Blue Eagles with a game-high 21-points, including 5-triples, and Turner 19-points and a pair of baskets from beyond the arch. Trenton Scheibelhood also had a productive night, scoring 10-markers, while Williamson sank a pair of 3-point baskets.
In addition, Damon Shimp tallied 4-points off the bench, while Austin Beverlin swished a triple. Chase Glover and Levi Cecil each scored 3-points, while Campbell Toman sank a free-throw.