Even in high school basketball, you don’t expect to win a game with just 28 points from the floor, especially when your opponent scores 47 in open play. But that’s just what David Douglas did last Friday night against Lincoln.
With the help of 27-of-37 shooting from the free thrown line, the Scots topped Lincoln 55-52 to improve their record to 9-3. The Cardinals fell to 9-4 on the season.
I’m not an expert in the rules of basketball, and it’s hard for me to see everything that’s happening on the court with one eye in my camera viewfinder. Still, it’s hard to believe that one team committed 23 fouls while the other committed just 12.
Even with the free throw differential, Lincoln had their opportunities. But, they gave up several turnovers in the final four minutes while trailing by three points or less. In the end, their final 3-point attempt fell short, and the 9th-ranked Scots had beaten the 8th-ranked Cardinals.
No one player stood out in the game. Richard Seamster led the Scots with 18 points, and Jeremiah Harris scored 14. Koleman Vance and Peter Williams each scored 13 for Lincoln. Junior JT Flowers scored 11 for the Cardinals before fouling out in the fourth quarter.
I’ll have more on Flowers in the next post. Until then, here are some photos from the game.