Talk about red-hot shooting. The Nevada Tigers made seven of nine shots with two treys and three of four free throws to take a 19-10 lead over the Smith-Cotton Tigers Monday night at the S-C gym.
Nevada led by as many as 22 points twice in the game and won going away 69-49 in S-C’s final home game of the season.
The visiting, red clad Tigers made their first three shots and opened up a 7-0 lead before Dalton Christian hit a jumper from just behind the free throw line to get S-C on the board.
Nevada went on a 9-2 run to lead 16-4 and led 19-10 at the end of the opening quarter.
Nevada, 17-7, roared away to a 37-15 lead late in the second after making their frst two of four shots and six straight free throws early in the quarter.
S-C took advantage of a sloppy-playing Nevada club and closed the half on an 8-0 run topped by Spencer Ruckman’s first trey. Dalton Zaremba scored six points for S-C in the quarter.
S-C struggled in all three phases of the game, offense, defense and reounding.
Nevada opened up a 20-pointlead n the third quarter before S-C again closed the gap to 54-39 after three quarters. Chance Johnson topped the late Tiger run with a latetrey. Jonson led S-C with 17 points.
When Nevada got hot, there was nothing S-C could do to stop them. Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia News Journal.