Slow Start By Scots Hurt Down The Stretch In Loss

By Jeremy McDonald

ALBANY, Ore.–  McKay came out slow to start the their Greater Valley Conference game versus West Albany Tuesday night on the road.

They couldn’t pinpoint the reasoning behind it, but by halftime the Scots found themselves in a 52-27 hole entering the halftime break.

But, something clicked in the second half as McKay dropped 46 points in the final 16 minutes behind some strong play while their defense held the Bulldogs to 35 during that span in the 87-73 loss on the road as they turn their focus to Sprague Friday night.

“You know I’m not quite sure why we started off slow,” said Hayden Hull.  “We didn’t have a great start to practice yesterday and it must of carried over to the beginning of the game. We just have to increase our intensity in practice and be 100% focused so we can come out strong against Sprague.”

They’ll need that second-half intensity against the Olympians (8-3, 4-2) as both teams have the same identical record as both find themselves in a three-way tie with West Salem for third in the conference as Sprague defeated McMinnville 85-71 Tuesday.

Tip off is at home at 7:15pm.



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