Highlanders defeat King's, Pigeon Forge


SEYMOUR, Tenn. — Saturday’s finale against Morristown West did not go as Scott had hoped, but the Highlanders left Seymour with an otherwise successful three days of play, winning two consecutive games before falling 68-48 in the final game.

Stephen Butts scored 17 points, including five 3-point shots, in Saturday’s finale, but Morristown West was able to build a 20-point lead through three quarters and hang on for the win.

Malachi Horton scored 13 to lead three Morristown West players in double figures, as the Trojans built a 37-21 halftime lead.

Butts scored 11 of his 17 in the third quarter, but Nathan Cunningham answered with nine points to pace Morristown West, which out-scored the

Highlanders 21-17 in the first eight minutes out of the locker room to build a 58-38 lead heading into the final period.

Butts had five rebounds and three assists in addition to his 17 points, while all-tournament selection Matt Smithers also added five rebounds and three assists to accompany eight points.

The Highlanders shot 38.6 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free throw line. Morristown West out-rebounded Scott, 21-15.

SCORING: Scott — Butts 17, Smithers 8, Myers 6, Cross 4, Morrow 3, Honeycutt 3, Lowe 3, Adkins 2, Jeffers 2. Morristown West — Horton 13, Rines 11, Cunningham 11, Seals 10, Nies 9, Black 6, Mathes 4, Logan 2.

Scott 70, Pigeon Forge 68: Logan Lowe scored 29 points and Stephen Butts added 19 as Scott posted its best offensive production of the season and defeated Pigeon Forge 70-68 Friday afternoon in Seymour.

Scott trailed for much of the first half but took the lead in the third quarter, as Butts scored 12 of his 19 to help the Highlanders gain the momentum.

Scott out-scored Pigeon Forge 22-15 in the third to take a 47-42 lead to the fourth quarter.

Butts had four assists and three steals in addition to his 19 points, while Kevon Honeycutt also had four assists, along with four rebounds.

Jeremiah Adkins and Matt Smithers each had eight rebounds, while Lowe and Jacob Myers each had six rebounds.

The Highlanders shot 46 percent from the field and 71 percent from the free throw line, and out-rebounded Pigeon Forge 40-29.

SCORING: Scott — Lowe 29, Butts 19, Smithers 6, Myers 5, Adkins 5, Honeycutt 3, Crabtree 2, Cross 1. Pigeon Forge — Marine 17, Black 10, Vaughan 10, Shular 10, Beal 9, Gibbons 5, Jain 4, Kingery 3.

Scott 66, King’s Academy 42: The Highlanders started slow but quickly picked up the momentum to defeat King’s Academy 66-42 in Thursday’s opening day of play in Seymour.

Scott trailed 13-12 after the first quarter, but Jacob Myers knocked down four 3-point shots in the second quarter and scored 14 of his team-high 18 to help the Highlanders take the lead to the intermission.

Myers accounted for all but four points of Scott’s second quarter scoring, as the Highlanders out-scored King’s Academy 18-10 to lead 30-23 at the half.

The game was still in doubt — 44-34 — heading into the final period, but Logan Lowe scored 10 of his 15 in the final eight minutes as Scott out-scored King’s Academy 22-8 to put the game away.

Myers and Matt Smithers each had six rebounds, while Butts had five assists and three steals. Lowe had three steals as well.

Ryne Muse and Kevon Honeycutt each had four rebounds.

The Highlanders shot 41 percent from the field and 64 percent from the free throw line, while out-rebounding King’s Academy 31-16.

SCORING: Scott — Myers 18, Lowe 15, Smithers 12, Cross 4, Muse 4, Jeffers 4, Honeycutt 4, Butts 2, Adkins 2, Gibson 1. King’s Academy — Deathrage 20, Keller 7, Timmerman 7, Hidgon 4, Gante 2, Gilmore 2.

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