PVHS takes advantage of Titans’ cold shooting
Post Independent Staff
PEACH VALLEY ” Bad things happen on Friday the 13th, don’t they? The Coal Ridge boys basketball team believes so.
A prolonged scoring slump by the Titans in the second and third quarters allowed Plateau Valley to take a 23-point lead at the midway point of the third period.
The deficit was too much for Coal Ridge to overcome as the Cowboys breezed to a 74-46 win over their Class 2A district rivals Friday.
Plateau Valley (6-4) scored the first half’s final nine points to take the lead for good. In the quarter, the visiting Cowboys outscored Coal Ridge 23-7, going 10-for-20 in field goal attempts.
The Titans (4-5), who held slim leads earlier in the quarter, hit only two of 10 shots over the same span.
Down 34-23 after intermission, Coal Ridge’s shooting problems continued into the third quarter. The Titans took only four shots ” all misses before Forward Robbie Higgins scored Coal Ridge’s first basket of the period with 4 minutes, 23 seconds left.
In between, Plateau Valley had reeled off a 12-0 spurt.
Five Cowboys, led by Levi Satterfield and Trevor Lawton, who scored 14 points each, finished in double figures. Forwards D.J. Schuman and Jordan Gunther had 11. Guard Vic Whiteside added 10 points.
The Cowboys balanced scoring attack ruined a fine night by Coal Ridge’s starting guards Kevin Screen and Eric Schmitz.
The two freshmen combined to score 37 of the Titans’ 46 points. Screen led all scorers with 19, which included four, 3-pointers. Schmitz finished with 18 with three treys.
Coal Ridge has a nonleague game on tap this afternoon against Class 1A North Park.
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