Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Junior High Tiger Boys Knock Off Falcons at NEN Tournament

Worth County’s junior high boys raced out to a 20-2 lead after one quarter and knocked off St. Gregory’s 47-15 in a running clock win Tuesday night. Alex Rinehart scored eight out of his 16 points in the frame as Worth County looked like a well-oiled machine in the first frame. Ten of their 20 points in the period were directly off turnovers.

Jackson Runde opened the scoring with an inside shot off a pass from Rinehart and Alex Rinehart got an and-one from an Aydan Gladstone steal. Runde got loose inside again at the 5:18 mark as Worth County had seven in just the first 42 seconds of the game. Aydan Gladstone scored the next six, cleaning off a Grant Cameron miss after Alex Rinehart got a tip and steal. Andrew Alarcon tipped one to him for another easy basket. Alex Rinehart’s transition basket off Grant Cameron’s pass made it 15-0 with 3:57 left just two minutes into the game. Later, Alex Rinehart got his second and-one off an Andrew Alarcon tipped pass and Grant Cameron got a putback to cap the period.

Rinehart cleaned up a miss at the 4:07 mark to make it 25-2 before Falcons coach Chris Burns had seen enough and did the Chinese Fire Drill, putting five in and taking five out.

That broke Worth County’s run for the remainder of the half, which saw Worth County leading 29-10. But then Aydan Gladstone (12 points) ignited another Tiger run in the third with a triple five seconds into the period and Andrew Alarcon came alive, getting all seven of his points in the period. Alex Rinehart added one from behind the arc and Tate Welch played his best game of the year, getting a steal late in the third and airing it out to Aydan for a free throw. He got another one in the first and pushed it ahead to Reid Gabriel.

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