Wildcats down Harrisburg in conference play
Trumann led wire to wire in defeating the Harrisburg Hornets 65-52 this past Monday night in a 4A-3 conference game in Trumann.
Dalton Carter hit two free throws to open the scoring for the Wildcats and was followed by a three-pointer from Ben Collins to make it 5-0 Trumann. Walker Gardner hit one of two free throws to get the Hornets on board before Cade Condra's jumper made it 5-3 Wildcats. Connor Haag got inside for a score followed by back to back three-balls from Kyle and Ben Collins to make the score 13-3 Trumann. Grayson Dye hit one of two free throws to give Trumann a 14-3 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Gardner scored back to back baskets to pull the Hornets to within 14-7 early in the second quarter. Trumann responded with layups from Dye and Taylor Wilson followed by a running jumper in the lane from Dye to make it 20-7 Trumann. Condra and Wilson traded jumpers to make it 22-9 before Condra canned a three for the Hornets followed by a driving lay up from Dye to put the Wildcats up 24-12. Gardner scored the next four points for Harrisburg with an inside basket and two free throws before Nathan Neal hit two free throws making it 24-18 Trumann at the half.
Haag scored inside for Trumann to open the third quarter before Condra's jumper made ti 26-20 Wildcats. Trumann stretched the led to 30-20 with back to back buckets from Dye and Kevonte Andrews. The Hornets responded with back to back scores from Gardner and Condra to make it 30-24. Dye hit a jumper for Trumann before Condra drilled a three and Gardner hit two free throws to make it 32-29 Wildcats. Two free throws from Dye and one from Harrisburg's Malik Versie made it 34-30 Wildcats. Wilson scored inside for Trumann and Condra netted a three-pointer to make it 36-33. Kyle Collins canned a three-ball and Dye went coast to coast for a layup right before the buzzer to give Trumann a 41-34 lead going to the final quarter.
Andrews converted an old-school three point play for Trumann to open the fourth quarter before Condra scored inside for the Hornets to make it 44-35 Wildcats. Wilson drilled a three-pointer for the Wildcats and Gatlin Greeno hit two free throws for Harrisburg to make the score 47-37 Trumann. Wilson drilled another three before hitting one of two free throws after being fouled to push the Wildcats' lead to 51-37. Kyle Collins and Jay Jones netted consecutive three-pointers for Trumann to make it 57-37. Haag hit a free throw for the Wildcats before Hunter Harris hit four straight free throws for the Hornets to make the score 58-41 Wildcats. Patrez Tuner was whistled for a technical foul and Condra made both free throws for Harrisburg cutting Trumann's lead to 58-43. Neal went the full length of the floor for a layup for Harrisburg before Trumann got a free throw from Haag, two free throws from Dye and a steal and layup from Dye to make it 63-45 Wildcats. Greeno's old-fashioned three made it 63-48 before Dye hit one of two free throws making it 64-48 Trumann. Harris scored off an offensive rebound for Harrisburg followed by Dye again connecting on one of two free throws to make the score 65-50 Wildcats. Condra's jumper with six seconds left set the final score at 65-52.
Dye scored 21 points for the Wildcats as Wilson chipped in with 13 points.
Condra netted 21 points for the Hornets with Gardner adding 12 points