COLUMBUS — Silver Creek went on the road Saturday and picked up a dominant 63-50 win at Columbus East. The Dragons ended the first quarter on a 9-0 run and led 21-11. The team hit five three-pointers in the quarter, and eight overall for the game.
Zane Gross led the undefeated Dragons with a strong shooting night and finished with a game-high 26 points. Jack Hawkins picked up a double-double for Creek with 18 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. The Creek out rebounded East 36-26 in the game. Kooper Jacobi added eight points for Silver Creek in the win.
The Olympians who trailed by as much as 16 in the first half pulled to within 4 with six and half minutes remaining, but the Dragons were clutch at the free throw line down the stretch to preserve the victory. “This was a good quality road win,” Silver Creek coach Brandon Hoffman said. “We beat a really good team. Gross played great on offense and Jack did a good job complimenting him.”
Silver Creek heads to Jeffersonville on Friday for a battle of undefeated teams.
SILVER CREEK 63, COLUMBUS EAST 50
Silver Creek 21 12 6 24—63
Columbus East 11 10 11 19—50
Silver Creek (6-0): Zane Gross 26, Jack Hawkins 18, Kooper Jacobi 8, Brad Beyl 4, Sammy Barnett 3, Josh Landers 2, Hunter Popp 2.
Columbus East (1-2): Matthew Frost 16, Drew Hasson 12, Thomas Myers 9, Carson Whitehead 6, Drew Johnson 5, Wyatt Koopman 2.
3-point field goals: Silver Creek 8 (Gross 4, Hawkins 2, Jacobi, Barnett); Columbus East 6 (Frost 2, Whitehead 2, Johnson, Myers).