Jacob Myers puts up an awkward shot attempt over a Wartburg defender as Ryne Muse looks on during a game Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. (Independent Herald photo/LeEtta Boyatt)
Jacob Myers puts up an awkward shot attempt over a Wartburg defender as Ryne Muse looks on during a game Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. (Independent Herald photo/LeEtta Boyatt)

 

HUNTSVILLE — Scott High started strong and finished strong here Tuesday evening, defeating Wartburg for the second time this season, 66-51.

Stephen Butts finished with a game-high 18, including four 3-point shots, while Scott's Logan Lowe added 13 and Jacob Myers 12.

Logan Adkisson led Wartburg with 15 points.

The Highlanders were strong out of the gate. Myers hit two 3-point shots and scored eight of his 12 in the first quarter, while Butts added another trey, as the Highlanders jumped to a 21-17 lead.

As the pace slowed in the second period, Butts picked it up, knocking down two 3-point shots and scoring eight points as Scott surged to a 36-24 halftime lead.

Wartburg was able to claw back a bit in the third, but still trimmed by double-digits — 49-39 — going into the fourth quarter.

Butts finished one rebound shy of a double-double and also had seven assists for the Highlanders. Myers finished with nine rebounds as well.

Scott shot 35 percent from the field and 70 percent — 16 of 23 — from the free throw line.

SCOTT (66): Stephen Butts 18, Logan Lowe 13, Jacob Myers 12, Jeremiah Adkins 10, Ryne Muse 5, Caleb Crabtree 5, Jacob Storey 2, Jordan Chambers 1.

WARTBURG (51): Logan Adkisson 15, Daniel Justes 10, Adam Kilby 9, Jesse Hawn 5, Patrick Jones 5, Zach Smith 2, Bronson Beasley 2, Jordan Williams 2, Donavon Justes 1.