It was definitely an interesting way to get to 2-0 on the season, and not characteristic of a Scott City team.

In the end, the 69-45 win over Kansas City-Christian in the second night of the Clarion Inn Southwest Kansas Classic looks like a typical game that was anything but.

After a come-from-behind win against a tough Wichita Trinity team the night before, the Beavers had to do the same against a less-talented Lions team

Coach Glenn O’Neil said his team got lulled to sleep in the first half by Kansas City, who happened to play a good two quarters.

The Beavers jumped out to a 5-point lead then played like a team that had only had a week and a half of practice, which they are, O’Neil said.

But it was a third quarter in which senior guard Trey O’Neil scored 13 of his game-high 28 points--including his 1,000th career points — that turned the tide of the game into more typical Beavers play.

Scott City turned a 26-20 halftime lead into a 44-31 lead at the third quarter break, then put the game out of reach with a 25-14 final period.

O’Neil was the only Beaver in double figures, but Chantz Yager, Bo Hess and Sloan Baker each contributed nine.

Scott City also hit eight 3-pointers, five by O’Neil.

Coach O’Neil said he was disappointed in his team’s lack of offensive boards in the first three quarters.

“A lot of standing and watching,” he explained, adding that senior Brett Meyer is out of action until after the new year.

Scott City plays Pueblo East today at Garden City, and O’Neil said his team knows they’ll need to come ready to play an aggressive Eagles squad.

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Kansas City—Schutte 1 0-1 2, L. Streeter 4 1-2 10, Paul 8 4-4 23, Pivovar 3 0-0 6, Trott 2 0-0 4. Totals 18 6-6 45.

Scott City—Yager 3 2-2 9, Faurot 1 5-6 8, Hess 4 0-0 9, O’Neil 10 3-3 28, Dr. McRae 0 0-2 0, Jenkins 1 0-0 2, Baker 4 1-1 9, D. McRae 2 0-0 4. Totals 25 11-14 69.

Kansas City-Christian 12 8 11 14 — 45

Scott City 17 9 18 25 — 69

3-point goals: Kansas City 4 (L. Streeter, Paul 3), Scott City 8 (Yager, Faurot, Hess, O’Neil 5). Fouls—Kansas City 17, Scott City 13. Fouled out—Trott.

Scott City girls 41, K.C.-Christian 39

The Scott City Lady Beavers picked up their first win of the season with a 41-39 comeback win over Kansas City-Christian.

Down 30-22 at the end of the third quarter, Scott City outscored the Panthers 19-9 down the stretch to get the win.

Scott City took the lead with just about 90 seconds to go.

It was the best quarter of the season so far, said coach Shelby Crawford.

“We grew up a little bit more tonight. We’re young across the board,” he said. “The first three quarters we played like freshmen and sophomores and the fourth is when we found ourselves.”

Crawford said the Beavers set and ran the offense as well as they could expect this early in the season and moved the ball around to get good shots.

Kiana Yager hit a pair of 3s from the corner--”as pure as can be,” Crawford said--and Bailey Latta another in that quarter to lead the charge.

They also ran the defense well and created some turnovers to stymie the Panthers.

Latta led Scott City with 12 points. Yager and Madison Orr added six each.

“I was proud of my girls for answering the call,” Crawford said. “They could have packed it in and called it another loss, but they didn’t do that.”

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Kansas City—Leach 0 1-2 1, Eldred 3 3-10 10, Gromer 00 0-2 0, Holst 2 2-2 6, Termini 4 2-2 11, Owns 1 0-0 2, Spencer 4 1-4 9. Totals 14 9-22 39.

Scott City—Latta 4 3-5 12, Wiebe 2 0-0 4, Yager 2 0-2 6, Windeslin 2 1-2 5, Smith 1 1-2 3, Orr 3 0-1 6, Campbell 2 1-2 5. Totals 16 6-14 41.

Kansas City-Christian 8 9 13 9 — 39

Scott City 5 9 8 19 — 41

3-pt. goals—Kansas City 2 (Eldred, Termini), Scott City 3 (Latta, Yager 2). Fouls—Kansass City 18, Scott City 21. Fouled out—Yager, Windeslin.