evening in a 73-51 win over Williamsport Westfall in a Scioto Valley
Conference game. “We seemed to be there all night for put backs on our end,” Huntington coach Rick Uhrig said.
CHILLICOTHE — Outscoring an opponent 16-0 over a stretch over the second quarter is one thing.
Outrebounding that same opponent 45-19 makes winning almost assured.
The pair was a lethal combination for Huntington Ross Friday evening in a 73-51 win over Williamsport Westfall in a Scioto Valley Conference game.
“We seemed to be there all night for put backs on our end,” Huntington coach Rick Uhrig said. “We usually rebound pretty well, or at least try to break even, but it was something like 45-19 tonight, and I was real happy.”
“We had outrebounded everyone we've played so far this year, and we were very disappointing in the rebounding,” Westfall coach Kent Wolfe said. ” … You usually can't do that against a (7-0) ball club.
“They have great guards who make great decisions with the basketball, and it's hard to get the ball out of their hands. They basically dictated the game.”
The Kellough brothers of Josh and Justin led the undefeated Huntsmen — combining for 48 points and 18 rebounds.
With the game tied 14-14 after the first period, Huntington opened the second quarter by scoring the first 16 points, paced by Josh Kellough pouring in 10 of the points during the run.
Westfall (3-2, 2-2) managed to trim the lead down to 38-26 at the break, thanks largely to an 8-0 run to answer the one from Huntington. Travis Burleson accounted for five points and Bryant Gibson nailed a triple.
“The only bad part about the second quarter was I thought through that stretch we had a chance to put that game away, but we let it get away from us,” Uhrig said.
Huntington (7-0, 5-0) put away visiting Westfall in the third period, outscoring the Mustangs 19-11 during the quarter — led by Justin Kellough collecting seven tallies.
Josh Kellough led Huntington with 27 points, while Justin Kellough had 21 points
and 13 rebounds for a double-double.
Westfall was paced by Bryant Gibson scoring 17 points and Travis Burleson collecting 13.
The Mustangs shot 22 of 50 (44 percent) from the field and Huntington was 30 for 65 (46 percent).
Westfall converted just one of eight opportunities at the line.
Huntington travels to Western (Pike) today. Westfall begins its run through Pickaway County schools by hosting Logan Elm Thursday.