HUNTSVILLE — On a homecoming night that was a bit more somber than usual, Scott found itself on the ropes against Kingston in the fourth quarter, but responded in a big way to capture a 71-60 District 4-AA win.
The win, which improved the Highlanders' district record to 3-3, came after Scott trailed by two entering the final period.
Friday's game came one night after Highlander player Austin Morrow was seriously injured against Alcoa. He remained hospitalized at UT Medical Center in Knoxville, where he was listed in serious but stable condition as he and his family waited to see if he will need surgery to repair a lacerated kidney.
Morrow was injured on an otherwise routine play as he defended the basket in the waning moments of Thursday's game against Alcoa. After it became apparent that the injury required emergency care, he was transported by ambulance to Pioneer Community Hospital of Scott. He was later airlifted to UT.
Playing without Morrow Friday, the Highlanders saw Jacob Myers score 10 of his game-high 24 in the fourth quarter comeback, including two crucial 3-point shots.
Myers finished with a double-double, with 10 rebounds to accompany his 24 points.
Stephen Butts finished with 18 points, making 10 of 14 free throw attempts, while Logan Lowe had 17.
Aaron Sampson scored 19 to lead Kingston, while Quint Gasque added 18.
The Highlanders shot 41 percent from the field, and ripped 45 percent from 3-point range to rebound nicely from the previous evening's disappointing loss to Alcoa.
SCOTT (71): Jacob Myers 24, Stephen Butts 18, Logan Lowe 17, Jeremiah Adkins 8, Jordan Chambers 2, Caleb Crabtree 2.
KINGSTON (60): Aaron Sampson 19, Quint Gasque 18, Tyler Thompson 6, Marcus Hutson 3, Brandon Anderson 3, Riley Adcock 2.