JOHN CURTIS - Daily Union Sports Editor
SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
The Cowden-Herrick Hornets (11-6) got revenge on Tuesday, getting even for a loss to Patoka back in November, with a 16-point win at home, 64-48.
The Hornets lost by 13, 59-46, in the first meeting and won by 16 on Tuesday, a 29-point turnaround. The Hornets scored 18 more points than in the first meeting and held Patoka to 11 fewer points. What a difference!
Since that early loss, the Hornets have averaged almost 60 points per game, 33 rebounds, and 11 steals.
C-H’s leading scorer, Luke Moore (18.1 ppg, 11.1 rpg), scored 18 points, Tuesday, +6 from the first meeting and grabbed a season-high 21 rebounds, +16 from the first contest.
What caught Patoka by surprise was sophomore Colton Burrus, who had averaged just 5.1 ppg, dropped 20 points on the Warriors. Burrus was 4-for-5 from 2-point range (80%) and 4-for-4 from beyond the arc (100%), to shoot 89% from the field. He also had one board and two steals.
The Hornets took an early lead with a 14-9 run on Tuesday, like in the first meeting. The difference came in the 2nd period.
In the first contest, Patoka opened up a 22-9 run to go up by nine at the break, 34-25. On Tuesday, the Hornets stayed in control with a 15-9 run for an 11-point lead at the break, 29-18. The 3rd period was a wash on Tuesday leaving the Hornets in charge heading into the 4th, 37-26.
The 4th was furious as the two teams combined for 49 points in 8:00. Patoka tried to charge their way back into the game with a 22-point period, but the Hornets wouldn’t be caught, scoring 27 points down the stretch.
Cowden-Herrick hosts Christ Our Rock Lutheran, Centralia on Friday. C-H lost to Christ Our Rock, 64-59, back in November.
Cowden-Herrick 64, Patoka 48
C-H stats: Burrus 20 (4-2s, 4-3 pt FGs, 0/1 FTs), 1 rebound, 2 steals; Moore 18 (6 FGs, 6/9 FTs), 21 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals, 1 block; Morgason 13 (5 FGs, 3/4 FTs), 4 rebounds, 1 steal; Schoonover 9 (2-2s, 1-3 pt FGs, 2/2 FTs), 6 rebounds; Heiserman 3 (3/4 FTs), 5 rebounds, 2 steals; Miller (0/2 FTs), 5 rebounds. Team FGs 22. 3-Pointers: 5 (Burrus 4, Schoonover). Team FTs 15-of-24.