Led by Nick Sebastiao’s career high 30 points and 14 rebounds, the Scottsburg Warriors jumped out to a 15-2 first quarter lead and never looked back in cruising to a 64-42 non-conference road win over the Switzerland County Pacers on Thursday (Feb. 6).
The victory moved the Warriors to 11-8 overall, while the loss dropped the Pacers of the 2A Ohio River Valley Conference to 6-11.
Sebastiao, a senior forward, scored 18 first half points to pace the Warrior attack. He had two 3’s in the game and was joined in double figures by sophomore forward Hayden Cutter with 13, seven rebounds and three blocks. Junior guard Treyton Owens added 10 points 10 rebounds and five assists respectively.
Senior guard Andrew Slaton scored six points on two 3’s and led the team in assists and steals with six and four. Noah Smith tallied four points, theee rebounds and five assists in his starting role while Jordan Myers had one point to round out the Scottsburg scoring line.
All told 11 players saw action in the game for head coach Brent Jameson, except for senior point forward Brantley Deaton, who was a late game scratch from the starting lineup because of flu like symptoms.
Scottsburg utilized a relentless defense and an effective transition game to force the tempo in this contest. The Warriors allowed the Pacers seven two-pointers and six trifectas in the game while dominating the boards, 53-27 with 17 offensive caroms. Scottsburg limited the Pacers to 24% shooting from the floor. The Warriors had 22 assists on 27 made baskets.
After leading 28-14 at halftime, the Warriors put the game away in the third quarter with a 19-10 run and a 47-24 lead. Scottsburg would push its lead to 26 points on Sebastiao’s last of his ten two-pointers, as the Warriors led 63-37 at the 2:23 mark of the final stanza.
The Scottsburg junior varsity moved its record to 11-6 for coach Dustin Marshall with a 60-40 victory over Switzerland County.
Next up for Scottsburg is another road game against the 1A Western Washington Senators of the Patoka Lake Conference on Saturday (Feb. 8) at 12:30 p.m.