Outgunned Tigers can’t contain West Washington

CROTHERSVILLE

West Washington outscored Crothersville in each quarter to roll to a 77-47 win Friday night.

“They’re really good,” Tigers coach Greg Kilgore said of the Senators. “They’re lean, they have a lot of good shooters and they are a lot stronger on the boards, they’re a lot stronger in the paint. We only had 11 turnovers and they had eight.”

The Senators (14-5) broke a 5-5 tie on a 3-pointer by Peyton Walker at the 5:30-mark, and would lead the rest of the way.

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Walker scored 10 points in the opening period to help the Senators to a 23-15 lead.

Josh Thomas tried to keep the Tigers close with eight points in the first period.

West Washington scored the first two baskets of the second period, and after Lane Wienhorst hit a 3-pointer for the Tigers, the Senators went on an 8-0 run to build a 35-18 on a layup by Jackson Byrne with 3:50 on the clock.

The Senators shot 9-for-16 from the floor in the first period, and followed up with 6-for-12 shooting in the second to hold a 43-21 lead at the break.

The Tigers shot 1-for-8 from the floor in the second period and 6-for-19 for the half.

Wienhorst opened the third quarter with a 3-point shot before the Senators went on a 11-0 run to take a 54-26 lead, and led 59-33 going into the fourth quarter.

Wienhorst topped the Tigers (6-13) with 20 points.

The Senators had a balanced attack with Noah Green scoring 19, Walker 15, and Hunter Sanford 12.

Kilgore said he told his team after the game that, “we only have one senior and they have six. If you look at it that way, we’re young and we’re building and good things are around the corner.”

The Senators finished with 23-for-46 shooting and the Tigers were 15 for 48.

West Washington made 26 of 32 free throws and the Tigers nine of 20.

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Arv Koontz is a sports correspondent for The (Seymour) Tribune.