Hot shooting propels SCC girls, Yates Center boys to wins

Southern Coffey County's girls erupted for 23 points in the fourth quarter to rally past Yates Center. The Wildcat boys, however, needed no such rally in a big win over SCC.


February 14, 2022 - 8:53 AM

Southern Coffey County High's Josie Weers dribbles in a. game earlier this season. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

YATES CENTER — A fourth-quarter explosion propelled Southern Coffey County High’s girls past Yates Center Friday.

The Lady Titans, having scored 22 points through three quarters, hit five 3-pointers in the final stanza to storm from behind and defeat Yates Center, 45-37.

In boys action, Yates Center took the lead early and never looked back in a 63-25 victory.

Yates Centers’ teams have a busy week, starting tonight at home against Jayhawk-Linn, followed by road games Tuesday at Altoona-Midway and Friday at Crest.

Southern Coffey County hosts Canton-Galva tonight and travels to Lebo Friday.

Josie Weers was the main protagonist for SCC in the girls finale. She hit a pair of treys and went 3-for-4 from the line in the fourth quarter to wind up with 15 points. Rylee Mattheis also connected three times from downtown — twice in the fourth quarter — and wound up with nine points. Not to be outdone, Karley Ohl hit four 3-pointers, including one in the fourth quarter to end up with 14. Ross Snovelle scored four and Jalea True had three.

The Lady Titans racked up 10 3-pointers in the contest.

Yates Center’s Morgan Collins showed off some early marksmanship as well. She connected for a pair of 3-pointers as the Wildcats put together a 14-0 run spanning the second quarter to take an 18-8 lead. The Wildcats led 30-22 after three.

Collins wound up hitting four treys to score 16 points. Addison Solander hit two 3-pointers in scoring six. Callyn Miller added seven points, and Allison Chrisman scored eight.

IN BOYS action, Sean Hurst put forth another sterling effort, leading the way with 21 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocks.

The Wildcats led 16-6 after one period, 32-12 at the break and 47-21 after three quarters.

Cash Cummings followed with 14 points, Emmett Brittain added eight points and three steals. Jayston Rice scored six, Jack King had six points and three blocks, Blake Audiss scored four and Canon Cavender and Emmit George scored two each.

Statistics for SCC’s boys were unavailable.