Arrows split weekend games

Michael Zimmerman

December 24, 2013

The Arrows got two more games in last weekend, sending them into their annual Holiday Tournament with just four games under their belt. Preble Shawnee’s boys took their first league win of the season on Friday night at Madison, but on Saturday night, they suffered the same fate as Tri-Village’s first five opponents.

At Madison, it was all Preble Shawnee. The Arrows jumped out to a 21-10 lead after one quarter of play, and by halftime, the Arrow offense extended that lead to 37-16.

The Mohawks put together some more offense in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the first-half deficit.

In the end, Shawnee finished with a 60-39 win to take their overall record to 2-1.

Trey Smith had a huge night offensively with 20 points. He also had nine rebounds and three assists. Brian Ketring and Josh Willoughby each had 10 points. Ketring had a double-double with 10 assists, and he also had four rebounds. Willoughby had six boards. Eric Deaton had six points and six rebounds. Wyatt Austion had four each points and rebounds, and Tyler Shepherd scored six and grabbed five boards.

The next night, though, Tri-Village quickly took the Arrows’ record back to .500. The Patriots took a quick lead and never relented as they cruised to a 74-40 win over the Arrows.

Shawnee fought hard to stay with Tri-Village in the first half. The Patriots had a 13-6 lead after the first quarter, and by halftime, the Arrows had cut into that lead a bit. At the half, the Patriots led 25-19.

But Tri-Village exploded in the second half. The Patriots put 20 on the board in the third and another 29 up in the fourth while holding Shawnee to just 21 second-half points.

Austin led the Arrows’ scoring with 16 points. Ketring and Willoughby each had nine points. Smith scored four, and Shepherd had two.

This weekend, the Arrows will host their annual Holiday Tournament at Preble Shawnee High School. Shawnee will play Charles Gamble on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. after Tri-County North and Twin Valley South play at 6 p.m. The consolation game will be on Saturday at 6 p.m., and the championship will be at 7:30 p.m.