By Tim Chambers
Johnson County did quick work of Unaka inside of Ray Shoun Gymnasium on Monday. The Horns cruised to a 66-49 win behind 24 points from Blake Atwood.
They build a 15-8 lead after one and led 33-19 at the half.
It was a game where the Horns simply went through the motions, which did set well with head, coach Austin Atwood. He let them know about it at halftime.
“We didn’t play with the effort and heart like we’ve been playing and that’s not us,” said Atwood. “We challenged them at halftime to come out and make a statement. They got back to playing for one another in the third quarter.”
Horns blow the doors off
They began the third quarter scoring points in groves. Atwood scored nine points in the quarter, and Lucas Phillips provided eight. Five points off the bench by Clayton Cross including a trey would up their advantage at 57-33 going into the final quarter.
Reserves got most of the action over the final six minutes.
Phillips complimented Atwood’s two-dozen points with 14. Troy Arnold was a beast bagging 11 points and ten rebounds for the victorious Longhorns.
John Ramsey and Isaac Hill had 12 points apiece for the Rangers.
Unaka 8 11 14 16 -49
JCHS 15 18 24 9 -66