The St. John-Hudson boys overwhelmed the Ellinwood Eagles with a 58-23 victory.
A week ago last Tuesday, the St. John-Hudson Tigers came away with their fourth straight win. And this time it was their guests, the Ellinwood Eagles that went down to defeat as the Tigers came away with an easy 58-23 victory. Of course it didn’t hurt that the Tigers came away with seven three’s, six of them in the third quarter.
Leading 20-3 at the end of the first, the Tigers played some good ball, passing to the open men on the fast break and intercepting Ellinwood’s passes on the full court press for easy baskets.
Offensively, junior Eddie Calleros had his best quarter of the year, making three baskets and going 2/2 from the line. One of the Tigers big men Chase Fisher was next in line with five points, adding a basket and making a 3-pointer (after making one at Ness City the week before). Braden Witt made a basket plus one for three points, and Quincy Smith and Tanner Halling both made a basket.
The second quarter scoring was a little slower as the Tigers made 14 points to Ellinwood’s 10, the score going into the half with St. John leading 34-13
This time, scoring honors went to St John’s other big man Halling who made four baskets. Smith and Mason Osborne both made baskets.
The third quarter most likely put a smile on St. John’s head coach Clint Kinnamon’s face when the sky opened up and the three’s started falling. Six to be exact. And this was in a manner of a few minutes. Osborne made two, long baskets. So did Smith. St. John’s fifth and sixth 3-pointers came from Calleros. He and Chase Fisher both make baskets. The Tigers forge ahead 54-19.
From then on starting the fourth, St. John’s starters had to be satisfied being bench warmers as Kinnamon started clearing his bench.
Scoring for the Tigers were sophomore Trey Fisher who went 2/2 from the line and freshman Edwin Fernandez with a basket.
The Tigers get another win 58-23.
"We came out with really good energy and effort. Our bench did a nice job continuing to defend and play really hard. It was a great game to get 14 guys into the varsity game. Our JV probably played their most complete game of the year - was nice seeing all those guys have some success."
"We shot it pretty poorly in the first half from the perimeter and really flipped it the second half, making 6 in the third quarter alone. That should give our shooters good confidence going into the MWC. The last three games, we've actually started shooting it a whole lot better from 3."