Turnovers cost Boyle, Casey

December 17, 2003

Turnovers and missed opportunities by Boyle County turned into a 66-56 overtime loss to Pulaski Southwestern at Somerset Tuesday.

Boyle (0-2) turned the ball over 31 times and missed a critical free throw at the end of regulation to allow the Warriors to tie the game and force overtime.

"We gave this game away by not hitting wide-open layups and not cashing in on our free throws at the end of the game," Boyle coach Andy Moberly said.

The Rebels led 50-48 with eight seconds to play, but missed the front end of the bonus. Southwestern (2-3) rebounded the ball, drove the length of the court and scored a lay-up to tie the game and force overtime.


Southwestern outscored Boyle 16-6 in the extra period.

Derek Vonckx had a standout game for Boyle, scoring 18 points and grabbing a game-high 14 rebounds. Blake Jones added 15 for the Rebels.

"Pulaski Southwestern gave a great effort, and Boyle County gave a great effort," Moberly said. "But we gave the game away with unforced turnovers and not putting the ball in the basket with wide-open layups or from the free throw line."

Boyle was 21 of 60 for 35 percent and hit 8 of 14 free throws, a 57 percent mark. Southwestern made 23 of its 31 free throw attempts (74 percent) and shot 36 percent (20-for-55) from the field. The Rebels won the rebounding battle 44-40.

BOYLE (0-2) - Seth Tamme 3, Patrick Horn 5, Blake Jones 15, Daniel Potts 2, Daniel White 2, Zach Cooley 7, Andrew Bertram 2, Vonckx 18.

SOUTHWESTERN (2-3) - Trent Beeler 1, Casey Dalton 3, Chris Roberts 16, Jonathan Edwards 7, Dustin Fothergill 24, Michael Hammonds 3, Adam Braun 12.

Western Hills 63, Casey County 40 - At Liberty, 15 second-half Casey turnovers allowed Western Hills to turn a close game into a rout Tuesday.

Western Hills (4-2) led by just three, 22-19, at halftime, but turned nine turnovers by Casey (1-2) into a 19-9 third quarter scoring advantage. The Wolverines pulled away even further by scoring 10 quick points off six fourth-quarter Rebels turnovers.

"We had 28 turnovers, and that was the key to it," Casey coach Shawn Conley said. "We couldn't take care of the ball and we didn't get back on defense."

Derek Vest led Casey with 11 points.

WESTERN HILLS (4-2) - John Keene 10, Charles Keene 12, Jordan Samuels 13, Kyle Bibb 10, Jonathan Hood 12, Tyler Toncray 4, Corey Young 2.

CASEY (1-2) - Dustin Johnson 3, Corey Dial 4, Charlie Fox 6, Ben Barlow 5, Derek Vest 11, Jason Sanders 3, Keith Price 6, Andy Cannon 2.

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