The St. John-Hudson Tigers doubled the score against the Victoria Knights 66-30 after getting a victory over La Crosse 67-51.
The St. John-Hudson Tigers added two more wins last week, defeating the Victoria Knights 66-30 on Homecoming Night last Friday, and earlier on Tuesday, defeating the La Crosse Leopards 67-51.
Befitting of being a homecoming candidate, (St. John’s Chase Fisher was later crowned King), Fisher scored almost half of St. John’s first quarter points, scoring six baskets, one at the end of an alley-oop. Eddie Calleros added two baskets (one old fashion three) and made another free throw. Tanner Halling made a basket and free throw. Quincy Smith and Braden Witt both made two points, Smith a basket, and Witt two free throws.
The score after one had the Tigers leading the Victoria Knights 25-7.
The scoring was spread out in the second as Halling made three baskets, (one an old fashion three). Fisher added two more baskets and a free throw. Witt went 2-2 from the line and scored a baskets. Smith added a basket and one free throw. Mason Osborne nailed a 3-point buzzer beater, the Tigers lead 48-12 at the half.
The Tigers kept on spreading the wealth around in the third, as Smith made two free throws and a basket. Fisher added two more baskets, his 19th and 21st point for the game. Others scoring were Halling and Calleros, both making a basket. Collin Halling made a basket, the Tigers lead by 48 points, 63-15.
Starting the fourth, the Tigers’s Cashe McVey made a basket two minutes in, the score 63-23. Trey Fisher made a free throw.
St. John defeats Victoria 66-30.
Against La Crosse, the Tigers led 21-10 in the first, 43-16 in the second, 51-38 in the third, and won the game 67-51.
Coming up on Tuesday, the Tigers go up against South Center/Coldwater (the results not available at press time), then on Friday the Tigers face the Macksville Mustangs at Macksville. After that, it’s Otis Bison the following Tuesday and Cimarron on Thursday during Parents Night.
"I liked the focus our guys had in both games” said St. John’s head coach Clint Kinnamon. “Our energy level was pretty high and we made shots. Anytime you do those two things your chances of being successful go up quite a bit."
Kinnamon continued saying, "Braden played great against La Crosse and was pretty good against Victoria too. He's been playing much better the second half of the season. Chase finally had the break out game he's been needing to have against Victoria. He is such a good finisher in traffic and hit some mid-range shots too. I was happy to see him have the game he did."
"Quincy, Mason, Eddy and Tanner all had solid games against both. Defensively, especially, I thought we really locked in and played with juice. We've been defending the last several games the way we need to do and close the regular season and into post-season for us to have the finish we'd all like to see."