Lakin, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–For the second time in 21 days, Scott City would travel to Lakin to face the Broncs. This time around, it was in a win or go home situation. Lakin would take a close game after the first quarter, and blow the game open in the second quarter, thanks to strong defense, en route to a 61-34 win over the Beavers Tuesday night at Lakin Middle School.
Scott City would score three seconds into the game for their lone lead of the night at 2-0. After the game was tied at eight, Lakin scored eight straight to build a 16-8 lead with under a minute left in the first quarter. The Beavers got a three-point play to close out the first quarter to make it 16-11. Lakin would dominate the second quarter, starting the first five minutes off with a 20-2 run to build a 38-13 lead. The teams would trade baskets, and it would be 41-17 Broncs at the break.
The Beavers could get no closer than 22 in the third quarter, as they pulled to within 48-26 midway through the period, only to see Lakin use a 9-2 run in the final three minutes to push the score to 57-28 heading into the fourth quarter. In the final period, Lakin scored the first two points to give them their largest lead at 31 points, which got a continuous clock for the rest of the night. Scott City scored six of the games final eight points of the night.
Hunter Davis led Lakin with a game-high 21 points, while Allen Martinez had 16, and Dominick Daniels added 11. The Broncs were 4-4 at the free throw line and had 10 turnovers. Scott City got 12 points off the bench from Lawson Bailey, as they were 3-3 at the foul line, and committed a season-high 31 turnovers.
With the win, Lakin has now won three straight in the series, which is their longest in the series since 1995. Scott City leads the all-time series 36-14, and is now 4-1 vs the Broncs in postseason. The Beavers finished 5-16, which is their fewest wins in a season since they went 7-14 in the 1995-96 season. Lakin’s 20 wins marked the fourth time in school history they’ve accomplished that feat.
Scott City says goodbye to six seniors, with Kevin Serrano, Isaac Tarango, Josh Rosin, Harrison King, Sawyer Stevens and Blaine Culp putting on their basketball uniform for the final time.
Scott City 11-6-11-8-34
Scott City (5-16): Serrano 0 0-0 0; I. Tarango 0 0-0 0; Rosin 3 0-0 7; Stevens 1 0-0 2; Thon 0 0-0 0; Culp 3 0-0 6; Hawkins 2 1-1 5; Bailey 5 2-2 12; Thomas 0 0-0 0; E. Tarango 0 0-0 0; Gooden1 0-0 2; Team: 15 3-3 34
Lakin (20-1): Bachman 4 0-0 8; Gonzalez 2 0-0 5; Morgan 0 0-0 0; Pinter 0 0-0 0; Martinez 6 0-0 16; Hudson 0 0-0 0; Daniels 4 0-0 11; Davis 8 4-4 21; Hansen 0 0-0 0; Davidson 0 0-0 0; Team: 24 4-4 61
Three Pointers: Scott City 1 (Rosin 1); Lakin 9 (Martinez 4, Daniels 3, Gonzalez 1, Davis 1); Rebounds: Scott City 26, Lakin 16; Turnovers: Scott City 34, Lakin 10; Fouls: Scott City 6, Lakin 11; Fouled Out: None.
Coach Brian Gentry Postgame
Lakin will take on Holcomb on Friday night in Larned at 5:30. The Longhorns defeated Southwestern Heights 71-50. Hugoton and Hoisington will have the 8 pm game, as the Eagles knocked off Larned 77-48 Monday night, and Hoisington defeated Cimarron 61-31 Tuesday night.