LOUDON — Scott rallied with four 3-point shots in the fourth quarter against homestanding Loudon Friday, but it was too little, too late, as the Redskins escaped with a 64-52 win over the Highlanders in District 4-AA play.
Jordan Belvin scored 17 points and Andrew Hendrix added 15 as Loudon (8-8) earned its first district win of the season.
Scott (5-13, 0-3) was led by Kevon Honeycutt’s 12 points. Stephen Butts added 11 and Logan Lowe finished with 10.
After a nip-and-tuck first half, the Highlanders trailed by just four, 24-20, at the intermission. Loudon limited Scott to just one made field goal in the second quarter, but the Highlanders made good on their free throw opportunities — hitting 8 of 12 attempts, including 5 of 7 from Butts — to keep the game close.
But Hendrix and Belvin did much of their damage in the third quarter, as Loudon broke the game open. Hendrix scored 11 of his 15 in the third and Belvin added eight of his 17, as Loudon out-scored Scott 27-13 to take an 18-point lead to the fourth quarter.
Butts and Honeycutt combined for three of the fourth quarter 3-point shots — with Joe Cross adding the fourth — and Scott out-scored Loudon 19-13, but were unable to make a serious challenge in the time remaining.
Jacob Myers finished with nine rebounds and Matt Smithers had seven. Butts had five boards in addition to his 11 points.
The Highlanders edged the Redskins slightly on the boards, 33-32. Loudon limited Scott to 29 percent shooting from the field, while the Highlanders connected on 18 of 27 free throw opportunities — 67 percent.
SCORING: Scott — Honeycutt 12, Butts 11, Lowe 10, Myers 7, Smithers 4, Adkins 3, Cross 3, Morrow 2. Loudon — Belvin 17, Hendrix 15, Hairston 8, Hardy 7, Ferguson 5, Chenault 4, Webb 4, Mourfield 2, Jenkins 2.
Kingston 43, Scott21: On a night when both teams struggled to find their shot, Kingston escaped with a 43-21 win over the Highlanders on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Jordan Huddleston and Brandon Griffis each scored 11 points, while Jeremiah Adkins led Scott with 7 points and 7 rebounds. Stephen Butts also had 7 boards.