SILO – Perfection slipped away from the Rebels on Friday at the hands of the Boswell Scorpions, as the county conference rivalry lived up to its billing in a 66-60 road win for the Scorpions.
Silo was 10-0 following a 54-51 win over Kingston earlier in the week, and had risen to 16th ranking among 2A teams. But they were handed their first loss Friday by Boswell (8-4) as Markell Henderson enjoyed a monstrous game to inspire the Scorps.
Henderson scored 20, and earned a double-double with around a dozen rebounds as well as six blocks before fouling out late. Kendall Shives matched him with 20 points, but his offense was hindered by Henderson’s presence.
“The X factor was Markell. He is going to get rebounds, he blocks shots and he alters shots,” said Boswell Coach Parker Harless. “He just causes problems.”
The game was a back-and-forth battle until a 9-0 Scorpion run to start the fourth quarter helped them build a 14-point lead. Silo then scored five straight before an emphatic breakaway dunk for Henderson put the difference back into double figures.
The Rebels got as close as four points in the waning moments before running out of time.
Cameron Collier played a big part of the Scorpions’ second half dominance, scoring 14 of his total 16 in the later quarters. Tracy Brown added 16 for Boswell in a double-double night on points and boards for him. Cameron Roberts hit a pair of big threes in the middle minutes.
Caleb Brown added five for Boswell and Blake Shults had three, including the go-ahead basket just before the third quarter buzzer which put the Scorps ahead for good.
For Silo, Leonard Sandler scored 16, Tanner Clark had eight and Lance House was held to seven (all in the third quarter). Two of House’s points came in an uncontested layup as halftime ended and the referees started play while Boswell was still in a sideline huddle.
Silo (10-1) will visit Marietta on Monday; Boswell hosts Fort Towson on Tuesday.
Silo girls 48 Boswell 42
SILO – The Lady Rebels bounced back from an earlier loss to Kingston by defeating Boswell in another nail-biter on Friday.
Silo started the week with a 51-49 loss to Kingston. But Rachel Grider’s driving floaters were falling and Kenslie Stanley found her way to the free throw line often to get back into the win column.
The Lady Rebels and Lady Scorpions tied 11-11 after one quarter, but took a 21-17 lead by halftime. Hannah Bourne scored the first seven Silo points in the third to build a lead, then Katlyn Halley’s three pushed the lead to seven.
Buckets by Nicole Pittman and Breosha Williams helped Boswell tie the game at 34 in the fourth, then a Pittman steal led to a three-point play for Stacee Bacon and suddenly the Lady Scorps were up 39-35.
The Boswell defense held Silo to a single field goal in the fourth, a runner by Rachel Grider which cut the Boswell lead to a single digit. The difference was at the free throw line, as Stanley went 8-for-14 from the line, mostly in the late minutes.
The Lady Rebels scored 12 of their 14 fourth quarter points from the free throw line to take command of the game. Grider scored a game-high 16, Stanley finished with 12, Bourne had 10, Halley and Riley Newton scored four each, and Kara Felton had two.
For Boswell, Stacee Bacon scored 11, Tasha Vinyard had nine, Calli McIntyre scored seven, Breosha Williams had five, Nicole Pittman added four, and Jayci Braudrick and Madison Cress had three each.