It was a big night for the Cedarville Sr Pirates Tuesday evening as they sailed away with a 68-38 win over the Hackett Hornets. “After the first, it was a tied game at 18,” stated Hackett Coach Kent Elmore. “We stuck to a game plan for a quarter and was able to get some good looks on the offensive end.” Cedarville’s Austin Cluck and Austin Swaim played one of their best games all season as they combined for a whopping 51 points.
“Austin Cluck was 8 for 10 from the 3 point range in the first half Tuesday night,” explained Cedarville Coach Frank Cluck. “This helped us score 40 points in the first half. In the second half, Hackett really focused their defense on keeping Cluck from shooting and Kattich from scoring inside. So, Austin Swaim was able to get some really good looks!” Darryl “The Kraken” Kattich finished with 10 points for the Pirates coupled with Cody Dickens and Dylan Cluck who all racked up assists feeding their teammates the ball.
Delivering points for Hackett was Cash Oliver with 16, Austin Cowell with 8, Jake Fisher with 5, Ethan “Superman” Slavens with 4, and Fisher Shipman with 2. “Defensively we have to bring more energy,” concluded Coach Elmore. “It takes all 5 guys to have high energy in order to be successful. I felt we lacked energy in the latter half of the game. The effort for the past couple of weeks has been a complete 180. The players are buying in and good things are happening. My guys have not given up and come to work every day to get better.”
Next up, the Cedarville Sr Pirates will attempt to clean the Little Johns at Danville on Friday, February 5 while the Hackett Sr Hornets will host Booneville and try their hand at snagging a Bearcat.
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