FRANKLIN FERNACE, Ohio — Consistent play from start to finish led the Tornadoes to a win Saturday night in Scioto County. Southern shot almost 40 percent en route to a 66-48 non-conference win over host Green.
The Tornadoes (3-1) did not allow a field goal over in the the opening stanza, giving up six points from the free throw line to Green’s Trent Marcum. Six Tornadoes scored in the first period and Southern led 20-6.Each team notched 14 points in the second frame and SHS held the 14 point advantage at the break.
Southern out scored the Bobcats 15-to-8 in the third period and led by 21 headed into the finale. GHS closed the game on a 20-to-17 run and SHS took the 66-48 road win.
The Tornadoes were led by senior Adam Pape with 20 points on 6-of-11 from the field, including a 4-of-6 performance from three-point range, and 4-of-5 from the charity stripe. Tristen Wolfe was 5-of-10 from the field and 3-of-3 from the line for 13 points, while Dennis Teaford scored eight points on 4-of-7 shooting. Chandler Drummer had seven points, Taylor McNickle finished with six, while Hunter Johnson and Zac Beegle each notched five points in the triumph. Bradley McCoy finished with two points to round out the SHS scoring.
Wolfe finished with team-highs in rebounds with eight, assists with four and steals with two. Teaford finished with five rebounds, while Beegle and Johnson each brought down four. Pape and Johnson each had two assists in the victory.
Marcum led the Bobcats with 24 points in the game, followed by the duo of Clay Applegate and Tyler Crace with nine points apiece. Mark Allen finished with four points and Rob Applegate tallied two to close out the Bobcats scoring.
Southern pulled down 35 rebounds as a team Saturday, eight of which came on the offensive end. The Tornadoes turned the ball over 18 times, while assisting on 10 scores. SHS shot 23-of-58 (39.7 percent) from the field, 5-of-12 (41.7 percent) from three-point range and 15-of-25 (60 percent) from the free throw line. Green was 17-of-32 from the free throw line for 53.1 percent.
This is the lone meeting between these clubs this season.