Saints teams loaded, sweep wins from E.S.
SPRINGDALE -- The Highlander senior high basketball teams may have gotten a look at what the Class AAA State Tournament might look like when they faced the Shiloh Christian Saints on Tuesday.
A Lady Saints team that has already defeated the Huntsville Lady Eagles took a 49-29 win over Coach Aaron Hall's girls as they used size and tough defense to take the victory.
The Saints also took a victory in the boys game, 63-51, but it was a rough one, as players from the championship football team were finally available.
Senior High Boys
11-19, 29-36, 36-49, 51-63
Shiloh's football boys had just two practices before the game, so there was a lot of banging around, with both teams shooting a ton of free throws.
The Saints were an amazing 17 of 18 at the line, while Eureka was a respectable 21 of 28. Shiloh's big inside players, 6-2 Jordan Schisler, and 6-7 David Kline, scored 24 and 17 points respectively
The Saints led early, but the Highlanders fought back the second half, and late in the fourth quarter had a chance to cut Shiloh's lead to six.
"Taylor Williams hit a three when they were leading by nine, but the officials called him for walking," Lady Highlander coach Aaron Hall said about the play.
That type of play, plus relentless defensive pressure, forced Shiloh to fight to the end, Hall said.
Scoring- ES- Jordan Parsons- 15; Rudy Sanchez- 9; Seth McCormick- 8; Taylor Williams- 7; David Farber- 6; 2's- Orrie Sebby, Tyler McBride, Jacob Worley.
Senior High Girls
2-15, 2-28, 16-39, 29-49
"We did hold Shiloh's players under double figures," Coach Hall said. "They got a comfortable lead early, but all 28 of their first half points were from their starters. Their scoring was spread out. It made them hard to guard, but they are good."
Chelsea Garrison, a 6-2 post player, scored 9 points and Megan Herbert had 8. For Eureka, Shelby Sebby had 9, Callie Smith 6, four for Amanda Dunham, Erika Wardlaw and Andi Hamilton, and two for Abbi Jeppsen.