ST. JOE — Scoring is the key to the game in basketball.
Ozark Mountain School District put up 43 points in the first period alone on the way to posting an 86-19 win over Mt. Judea on Thursday night in St. Joe in 1A-1East action.
The Lady Bears were also successful in scoring. OMSD defeated Mt. Judea’s girls, 70-30.
Nine Ozark Mountain players scored in the first period as the squad bolted to an 86-19 win over Mt. Judea.
Zack Bolin led the first period charge with nine points while Aidan Fletcher chipped in eight. Ethan Brumley, Dom Giles and Bolin each drained a trey in the period.
Mt. Judea’s Trenton Faught hit two free throws to account for Mt. Judea’s lone score.
In the second period, the Eagles managed to outscore Ozark Mountain, 11-4, to narrow the halftime score to 47-13.
Matthew Cook and Faught each hit two field goals. Faught finished the period with six points while Cook had four.
Ozark Mountain had another big period in the third and outscored the Eagles, 30-3.
Leading the Bears in scoring was Fletcher with 19 points. Marcus Bunch added 16, Giles 11, Bolin nine, Keagan Ricketts and Evann Dean six each, Quinton Willis and Brumley five apiece, Gage Freeman four and Walker Robinson and Payton Sisco two each.
Mt. Judea was led by Faught with 10 points. Cook added four, Tyler Smith three and Devan Richardson and Jacob Eddings two each.
The Ozark Mountain Lady Bears scored 49 first half points on the way to posting a 70-30 win over Mt. Judea.
Getting 21 points in the first period, Ozark Mountain jumped out to a 21-6 lead as Brooklynn Baker had eight points for the home team.
Eight players scored for Ozark Mountain in the second period as Kaleena Ricketts had two treys for the Lady Bears
Halle Brewer, Ashton Gibson and Ashton Collins each had four points in the period for Mt. Judea as the Lady Eagles trailed, 49-18, at intermission.
Leading Ozark Mountain in scoring was Baker with 18 points. Macy Young added 15, Jailyn Jackson 13, Ricketts 10, McKenzie Holder and Jordyn Jackson five each and Skylar Shatswell and Trish Lange two apiece.
Collins had nine points for Mt. Judea. Collins and Gibson added eight each, Karsyn Clayborn three and Alissa Middleton two.