Cody Gibson puts up a shot against Stone Memorial on Thursday, Feb. 7. (Independent Herald photo/LeEtta Boyatt. Click to purchase.)
Cody Gibson puts up a shot against Stone Memorial on Thursday, Feb. 7. (Independent Herald photo/LeEtta Boyatt. Click to purchase.)

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CROSSVILLE — Scott's Stephen Butts hit three first quarter 3-point shots against Stone Memorial here Thursday evening, which is an outstanding first quarter by almost any standard.

But, incredibly, Stone standout Brock Rowan hit seven first quarter 3-point shots, powering the Panthers to a 33-point opening period that they rode to a 100-62 win over the Highlanders.

Rowan finished with nine 3-point shots and a grand total of 35 points, the most the Highlanders have given up to any player this season.

As a team, Stone Memorial was lights out from beyond the arch, hitting 17 3-point shots by the time the final buzzer sounded.

Scott, meanwhile, played the Panthers evenly in the second and third quarters but could not overcome Stone's red-hot start.

Butts finished with 19 points to lead three Highlanders in double figures. Logan Lowe and Matt Smithers each added 12 points.

The Highlanders trailed 53-30 at the half and 72-46 going into the fourth quarter.

Rowan played all the way, as the Panthers didn't take their foot off the gas.

Smithers finished with eight rebounds to accompany his 12 points. Lowe finished with seven boards.

As a team, Scott shot 22 of 62 from the field (35 percent) and 12 of 17 from the free throw line (71 percent).

SCORING: Scott — Butts 19, Lowe 12, Smithers 12, Adkins 8, Crabtree 4, Cross 3, Jeffers 2, Myers 2. Stone Memorial — Rowan 35, Thomas 13, Simmons 13, Yoder 9, Spence 8, Ball 8, Matthews 6, Troino 5, Hill 3.

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