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Longhorn freshmen defeat Sullivan South 66-54

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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The freshman basketball team continued their superb play on Monday by picking up another victory. They knocked off Sullivan South 66-54 inside of Ray Shoun Gymnasium to run their season record at 9-1.
Blake Atwood and Troy Arnold combined to score nine first quarter points helping Johnson County build a 13-12 advantage. They would fare much better in the second stanza.
Zack Eller worked the outside for a pair of deuces and Arnold bagged five points on the inside. Gavin Reece canned a three-ball from long range, helping the Longhorns build a 29-20 halftime advantage.
Arnold continued dominating the inside in the second half while Atwood and Eller took care of the outside game.
Atwood and Arnold divided a dozen points evenly and Eller hit a three-ball from downtown. The Horns were up 50-37 going into the fourth.
The Rebels played well over the fourth quarter stretch but Johnson County wasn’t about to allow them back in the game.
Arnold rang up five points and Eller tossed in four. Mason Stanley also had a big basket as Luke Rash did in the third.
The Happy Horns came away with a 12-point win. Head coach Trent Snyder was pleased with their effort.
“We had a good effort from everyone tonight,” said head coach Trent Snyder about his Longhorns. “We rebounded well and did a great job of finding the open man. I thought we made a lot of big shots.”
Arnold led the Longhorns with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Atwood added 15 points and Eller played well scoring 13.
Durham topped the Rebels with 18.