CHERRYVALE — Yates Center High head coach Jason Weilert told his team that they did all of the little things necessary to win Tuesday.
Problem was, Cherryvale High did those same “little things” a bit better, particularly when it came to three-point shooting.
The Chargers un-leashed a barrage of three-point shots in the second half to pull away in a 75-56 victory.
The loss drops Yates Center to 8-7.
“Sometimes there are games like that,” Weilert said. “I was pretty happy with the way we did a lot of things tonight.”
Cherryvale broke out to an early 19-10 lead before the Wildcats closed back to within three, 28-25, at intermission.
The Wildcats even grabbed the upper hand early in the third quarter before Cherryvale caught fire from outside. The Chargers drained four of their seven three-pointers in a span of just over a minute, Weilert said.
“We gave them some open looks, but we guarded quite a few of those shots pretty well,” he said.
Dalton Smith led the Wildcats with 18 points, while Paul Stockebrand scored 14.
Five charger players scored between nine and 13 points, led by Roman Lopez with 13 and Dillon Blake and Cory Blaes with 12 apiece.
Cherryvale won the junior varsity contest 35-17 in two quarters. Donald Bennett and Blake Francis each scored six points for the Wildcat JV.
Yates Center hosts Humboldt on Friday.
Yates Center (10-15-11-20—56) (FG/3-pt): Sicka 0-1-0-1, Bennett 2-2-1-6, Morrison 3-0-3-6, Francis 3-0-1-6, Stockebrand 5-4-5-14, Aguirre 2-0-0-4, Smith 2/3-3-3-15. TOTALS: 17/4-10-13-56.
Cherryvale (19-9-22-25—75) (FG/3-pt): Loganville 0-2-1-2, Lopez 2/3-0-2-13, Allison 0/1-0-0-3, Hestand 0-0-1-0, Blake 6-0-2-12, Blaes 0/4-0-0-12, Booe 0-2-4-2, Hammer 3/1-0-0-9, Doncouse 1/1-4-1-9, Welch 2-0-1-4, O’Brien 1-0-0-2, Tuggle 2-0-0-4, Smedley 0/1-0-0-3. TOTALS: 0/1-0-0-3. TOTALS: 17/11-8-12-75.
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