Number one team suffers first loss to Cards


Monica Dile

Junior Paul Scruggs goes up for a layup with a defender in his face in a game against North Central on Jan. 13. Scruggs finished as the player of the game with 20 points and 8 rebounds.

Mark Carlson, Reporter

SHS came into their second round game versus top ranked North Central as an underdog. After 32 minutes they had beaten the number one team in Indiana by 22 points after a dominating second quarter performance.

“It’s definitely a great feeling but we have to be ready for Friday,” Senior Joey Brunk said. Brunk finished with 16 points in the game.

After the first quarter, the game was relatively even with SHS trailing North Central 13-16. During the second quarter SHS switched to a 2-3 zone defense and it immediately paid off as SHS outscored North Central 17-5 during the second quarter.

At the end of the first half, SHS had attained a 30-21 lead. Also in the first half, Junior Paul Scruggs achieved a personal milestone. On a stepback three pointer, Scruggs scored his thousandth career point. He would finish the game with a team high of 20 points.

SHS was able to open up such a large lead because their players worked  together and were all accountable for everything from scoring to rebounding according to Coach Kyle Simpson.

“We can’t have (two) people scoring 20 (points) and others scoring 2(points) and win. Our guys also have bought in defensively,” Simpson said.