By Hayden Johnson
Emery faced off against a young North Sevier team on Wednesday. The Spartans were able to continue their home court dominance by beating the Wolves 70-47.
McKlane Allred had his best performance of the season, scoring 20 points, including four three pointers, to go along with five rebounds.
“What really got me going was running the court and getting active in the game,” Allred explained.
Drexler Tanner also had a strong performance with eight rebounds and eight points.
“McKlane really ran the lane hard, which helped get us going,” Tanner said.
Gavin McDermott and Bailey Faimalo continued their consistent play. McDermott had 14 points and nine rebounds. Faimalo had ten assists.
It was a quick start for both teams in the game as each team shot high percentages at the beginning of the game. North Sevier’s “four out” offense caused problems for Emery early and the Wolves were able to get open looks. However, the Spartan’s inside game was tough for North Sevier to handle in the first as Emery held the advantage, 22-11.
In the second quarter, the Spartans used a 16-5 run to pull out comfortably ahead. Emery led 40-20 at halftime.
“Bay (Faimalo) saw the floor great tonight, which turned into layups for the offense,” said Tanner. The Spartans controlled the game 54-32 at the end of three.
In the fourth quarter, reserve players were given a chance to play and made good use of their time. They were able to play tough against the North Sevier starters and gained valuable experience.
“As a team, I think we all have really good chemistry with each other. It’s easy to give the ball up to a teammate that you can trust,” Allred stated.
On Friday, Emery will face off against South Sevier. The Spartans, who were unable to beat the Rams in three meetings last season, will look to end that streak.