HUNTSVILLE — Stone Memorial entered Tuesday’s (Jan. 15) game here as the District 4-AA leader, and exited with its perfect district mark intact after pulling off a 65-36 win.
Tyler Yoder scored 22 points to lead all scorers, including three Stone Memorial players who finished in double figures. Caleb Crabtree and Matt Smithers each scored 10 to lead the Highlanders.
Yoder did much of his damage in the first half, scoring 12 points in a first quarter that saw the Panthers explode out of the locker room to put the game away before it had hardly gotten started.
In an opening period in which Stone could seemingly do no wrong, Brock Rowan added eight points — including a pair of 3-point shots — and the Panthers jumped to a 22-4 lead.
Yoder scored eight more points in the second quarter, as Stone widened the advantage to 41-17 heading into the half.
In the third quarter, Nick Simmons picked up where Yoder left off, scoring nine points to help his team widen the gap to 59-25 heading into the final period.
Stone’s defense limited Scott to 23 percent shooting from the field. The Highlanders connected on 11 of 17 free throw opportunities (71 percent). The Panthers held a 31-23 rebounding edge.
SCORING: Scott — Crabtree 10, Smithers 10, Butts 7, Storey 3, Morrow 2, Adkins 2, Myers 2. Stone Memorial — Yoder 22, Rowan 13, Simmons 10, Spence 7, Matthews 5, Hill 3, Russell 3, Orme 2.