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December 13, 2013

Fern Creek Drops Seneca 69-60

Fern Creek used a 7-0 run to start the 4th quarter to beat Seneca. The Redhawks made a run towards the end of the 4th, but could never get close enough to take the lead.

Game Recap

Fern Creek started the game out with an 8-0 run. Seneca then inserted Brandon Trotter and battled with the Tigers from that point on.

Both teams traded baskets, and Fern Creek had a 15-9 lead. Then Seneca went on a 5-0 run to end the quarter and cut the Tiger lead to one point. Chris Coffey had four points during that run.

Fern Creek tried to increase their lead at the start of the second quarter. But, Seneca had an answer for every run they made.

Chris Coffey gave Seneca their first lead with a 3 pointer that made it 27-26. The lead was short lived though.

On the next play Daylyn Johnson hit a 3 and was fouled, he hit the free throw to make it 30-27, Fern Creek.

Brandon Trotter and Joe Jackson traded baskets to make it 32-29, Fern Creek. Trotter then rebounded a missed Jeremiah Boyd free throw, put it back up and in and was fouled in the process. He hit the free throw to tie the game at 32 points.

Corbin Spaulding answered for Fern Creek, but Brandon Trotter hit a free throw then scored again to make it 35-34, Seneca. Trai Cook scored next for Fern Creek and Jeremiah Boyd's jumper at the buzzer was off.

Fern Creek led 36-35 at the half,Daylyn Johnson led them in scoring with 17 points. Chris Coffey led Seneca in scoring with 16 points.

Fern Creek and Seneca traded basket after basket in the 3rd quarter. Seneca found themselves with the lead, 45-44 near the end of the quarter.

From that point on Fern Creek scored ten straight points in the 3rd and 4th quarters that essentially won them the game.

Seneca cut the Fern Creek lead to 5, 58-53 with a little under 2 minutes left, but they never got any closer. Demetrius Stanton sealed the game with 4 straight free throws to give Fern Creek a 69-60 win.

Daylyn Johnson led Fern Creek with 21 points, Demetrius Stanton had 15 points and Shawn Best added 13 points. Chris Coffey led all scorers with 23 points and Brandon Trotter chipped in 15 points.

Story-lines

- Seneca started the game and the 4th quarter off really slow. Will need to fix that if they want to make the 7th region tournament or the L.I.T.

- Jeonta Samuels is one of Seneca's best players, but he is currently serving an indefinite suspension. Will he return before the end of the year?

- Coach Schooler has his team playing extremely hard. If they can keep up that energy don't be surprised to see the Tigers shock some people come tournament time.

Scorers

Fern Creek: Johnson 21, Stanton 15, Best 13, Jackson 8, Moore 6, Spaulding 4 and Cook 2.

Seneca: Coffey 23, Trotter 15, Fluornoy 8, Boyd 6, Britton 4 and Harbin 4.


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