The Ottumwa Courier


February 22, 2012

PCM’s torrid shooting dooms Davis County

OTTUMWA — It was evident before the game that the Mustangs would win Tuesday’s Class 2A, District 13 boys basketball battle in Ottumwa.

Both schools were Mustangs — and each school sported the maroon and gold.

Not long into the game, it became evident that the seventh-ranked Mustangs from PCM were a really good team. There are many stats that help to determine the outcome of a game, but the torrid shooting by PCM in the first half was all you needed to know about the 81-40 PCM (21-2) win over Davis County (14-8) Tuesday night in Ottumwa.

PCM made 6-of-11 3-pointers, an incredible 17-of-21 2-pointers and all three of their first-half free throws to race out to a 55-21 lead at halftime.

PCM will advance to play West Marshall in the substate game at Ankeny on Saturday. West Marshall defeated North Polk to advance.

PCM hit Davis County with a 7-0 run to open the game. Josey Garmon scored to stop the run, and Will Kincart added a basket and the Mustangs were within three at 7-4. PCM went up 12-4 before Garmon scored again. Sean O’Connor’s third consecutive 3 put PCM up 18-6 just halfway through the opening quarter. Garmon scored again, his third basket of the first. He would lead DC with six points in the opening quarter but would go scoreless the rest of the way.

Calvin Mathews hit of the first of his three 3s and DC trailed 22-11 with just over two minutes to play in the opening quarter. Then PCM closed out the first with a 13-0 run. Much of that scoring was done by Scott Bruxvoort. He would have 15 points in the opening eight minutes before going down with a leg injury. He would not return.

Park Mikels opened the second with a three-point play. PCM went on another 10-0 run before Mathews hit his second 3. Mikels added another basket to lead DC with five second-quarter points. PCM stretched the lead to 55-21 at the break.

“I don’t know what to say,” said Davis County coach Jeff Graves. “We knew that they were a good team, but we hadn’t seen them shoot the ball like that.”

Kincart and Mikels scored back-to-back out of the locker room for DC. Kincart, with eight points in the third, would help DC outscore PCM 15-9 in the quarter.

Davis County used a 1-3-1 zone in the third to help slow PCM.

“That’s a defense that usually speeds things up, not slows it down,”  said Graves. “Our guys played it OK for a stretch.”

PCM picked it up after the slow third and outscored DC 17-4 in the final eight minutes. Mikels and Mathews each had a basket to join Kincart with double-figure scoring games for DC. Davis County would go scoreless for nearly the final seven minutes of play as PCM closed out the 81-40 win.

PCM 81, Davis County 40

PCM        35     20   9  17    —    81   

 DC        11     10  15   4    —    40   

PCM (81) —Bruxvoort 15, Hutch Burns 5, Nate Vande Wall 14, Alex Amadeo 2, Dillon Bruxvoort 7, O’Connor 11, Bo Clymer 5, Michael Neff 2, Jordan Van Roekel 16, Zach DeWitte 2, Alex DeWitte 2 . Totals 31-54 11-11 81.

3-point goals — 8-21 (Burns, Vande Wall 2, D. Bruxvoort, O’Connor 3, Clymer). Fouled out —none . Rebounds — 31 (Van Roekel 7). Assists — 20 (Burns 7). Steals — 11 (Vande Wall 3, Van Roekel 3). Blocks — 3 (s. Bruxvoort, D. Bruxvoort, Van Roekel). Total fouls — 13. Turnovers — 11.

DC (40) —Mikels 11, Mathews 11, Garmon 6, Kincart 12 . Totals 16-48 5-8 40.

3-point goals — 3-9 (Mathews 3). Fouled out —none . Rebounds — 24 (Kincart 7, Mathews 6). Assists — 7 (Mikels 2, Mathews 2). Steals — 5 (Mikels 2, Garmon 2). Blocks — none. Total fouls — 12. Turnovers — 20.

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