The Saint Jo Panthers blitzed Forestburg on Tuesday night.

The Panthers won 76-26 in a game where the outcome was in hand by the end of the first quarter.

The opening minutes were a little slow from both teams. The Longhorns, short on bodies with only 6 players, were playing a tight two-three zone and bold Saint Jo to shoot from outside.

Forestburg really led 4-2 in the opening 2 and half minutes with scores from Braxton Osteen and Jackson Raney. When a number of shots adopted the Panthers though the game quickly became a route.

Saint Jo had the ability to establish its full-court press defense that required a great deal of turnovers that led straight to points.

The Panthers quickly scored 10 points in the next two minutes and after that scored 14 more in the last 2 and half minutes of the quarter. With Saint Jo up 26-6, it was all but over.

The second quarter was more of the exact same. The Panthers maintained their relentless assault on defense which led straight into their offense with transition opportunities. They likewise were hitting 3-pointers as Kile Thurman made 4 in the quarter alone.

Forestburg attempted changing to various ball handlers, hoping to get its best scorer Osteen off the ball and in better position to rating and alter things up. Unfortunately for the Longhorns, the inexperience from a few of the other gamers revealed its face.

Osteen did score a basket and make one free throw to keep the Longhorns from going scoreless in the quarter, however they were down 50-9 heading into halftime.

Fortunately, Saint Jo Coach Lyndon Cook had a heart and cancelled the press in the 2nd half while clearing his bench. The third quarter was the most competitive of the video game.

Even with journalism cancelled, the Panthers still found ways to assault the rim while driving and kicking out with terrific success, scoring 19 points.

With no stress over getting the ball up the floor and setting up its offense, Forestburg got baskets from its 2 senior frontcourt gamers James Stokes and Hayden Berry. Osteen scored and continued to get to the free throw line as the Longhorns more than doubled their overall from the first half.

The 4th quarter saw neither team’s offenses do much.

Saint Jo eliminated all of its beginners while Forestburg players were tired with such little rest during the video game. Neither group broke into the double-digits as the Panthers won 76-26.

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