Hall Continues to Shine as Warriors Crush Raymond Central
Schuyler Central High School senior Auston Hall continued his late season run of success as he scored 21 points and hauled in 8 rebounds to lead the Warriors to a 52-34 win over Raymond Central on the road Friday night. The win gave the Warriors a two-game winning streak entering their Monday night game against top-seeded Bennington in the Class B-4 Sub-District tournament that will be played in Bennington.
Hall has been a consistent inside force for the Warriors since the holiday break. He has been able to hit from behind the arc, on jumpers in the lane, and underneath the bucket to help get Schuyler back on track at the most critical point of the season.
After beginning the season 2-2 the Warriors were stung by injuries and illness and labored through a 1-14 mid-season record before their positive late season success.
Schuyler Central head coach Lyndon Beebe praised his team’s effort against the outmanned Mustangs. “I thought we played well defensively throughout the game. We were able to lock down their top offensive players in the second half and we created some offense with our press and forced some turnovers which we converted into points.”
The Warriors held a slim 11-8 lead after one quarter of action then doubled up the score on the hosts in the second quarter by 16-8 to gain control at 27-16 at the mid-way point.
Schuyler dominated the third quarter outscoring the Mustangs 16-9 to build their lead to 43-25 entering the final quarter.
The two teams played evenly in the final frame with both teams scoring nine points to close out the scoring in the Warrior’s lop-sided romp.
Noah Beebe also played another great game for the Warriors scoring 12 points, dishing out three assists, and coming up with a steal. Jakub Langemeier had eight points followed by Mason Kovar with seven, and Easton Hall and Tychique Kutalu with two points each.
Kutalu was also powerful on the boards with eight rebounds followed by Langemeier with five, Kovar with four, Easton Hall and Tyler Kohl with two each, and Beebe and Aaron Langemeier with one each.
The Warriors opened tournament action against top-seeded Bennington on Monday with second seeded Blair taking on third seeded South Sioux City in the other semi-final match-up.
With the post-season awaiting the Warriors, coach Beebe stated, “We’re happy to have the win over Raymond Central and I know the team is looking forward to the challenge of playing Bennington in districts.
Schuyler Central (5-16) 11 16 16 9 = 52
Raymond Central (2-19) 8 8 9 9 = 34