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MTCS has too much firepower for Vikes

Friday, November 16, 2012

Jackson Wisener splits the Cougar defense and drives to the goal for a bucket. He had 20 points against MTCS on Thursday night.
(T-G Photo by Chris Siers)
UNIONVILLE -- Jackson Wisener did everything he could to keep the Community Middle Vikings in striking distance of the MTCS Cougars.

He led all scorers with 20 points, but his efforts proved to be in vain as Community fell 36-26.

MTCS simply had too many weapons for the Vikes to overcome.

Tall order

The biggest asset the visitors brought was the towering Nathan Smith, who dominated the paint all night long.

He led the Cougars to the win with his team-high 16 points.

Early on, it was an all-out defensive struggle with points proving to be a rare commodity.

The two squads only combined for 20 points in the first half alone.

The offenses kicked into gear in the second half, and battled fairly evenly, but it was a decisive third quarter that proved to be the difference in the game.

Big third

The Cougars outscored the Vikings 13-7, but matched pace with 11 points in the fourth to put the game away.

While Smith was the only Cougar to break into double digits, he had help with four other teammates penciling into the scoring column.

Community on the other hand got six combined points from Michael McClain and Tatan Cagle.

The Vikings will look to rebound on Monday evening against the Liberty Patriots in the final home game of the season.

MTCS 7 5 13 11 -- 36

Community 6 2 7 11 -- 26

MTCS: Nathan Smith 16, Taylor Gardner 9, Nate Howell 5, Parker Phillips 3, Jared Smith 3.

Community: Jackson Wisener 20, Michael McClain 4, Tatan Cagle 2.

3-Point goals: MTCS (1): Howell 1; Community (1): Wisener 1.

Halftime score: MTCS 12, Community 8.

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