The Smith-Cotton boys basketball team lost a West Central Conference matchup at Center, 65-50, on Tuesday night.

S-C got out to a fast start but Center ramped up the defensive pressure in the second quarter, forcing the Tigers into turnovers.

Coach Bill Barton said, "We did not match their intensity tonight. Too many times we allowed their pressure to affect our game, causing us to make poor decisions."
Zion Buckner led S-C with 13 points, and Keoni Hale added 12.

The S-C Lady Tigers lost, 64-24, Tuesday at Center. The Lady Tigers fell to 6-16. S-C was led in scoring by two freshmen. Sophie Martin had 7 points and Jorey Luebbert added 5. Lady Tigers next play at home Friday versus St. Pius.

S-C JV girls defeated Center Tuesday night, 43-21.

"The girls played a physical game and worked together as a team" said coach Randi Sparks.

S-C was lead in scoring by Megan Toops with 11, Tayian Williams with 9 and Calyssa Plymell with 8.

Randy Kirby