RAGLAND — After an extended begin to the brand new 12 months, St. Clair County appears to be like greater than prepared to show the web page.
The six-seeded Saints proved simply that once they stormed previous No. 3 seed Victory Christian in a 70-36 blowout at Ragland on Tuesday night time.
“We needed to complete the season quite a bit higher than we began,” St. Clair County coach Steven Mizzell stated. “So it is good to come back and get a win, particularly within the county match the place you get to advance and hold enjoying and have a possibility to maintain transferring on.”
That is the Saints’ second win in three video games which is a outstanding turnaround from the group’s 7-game dropping streak, which St. Clair County put to relaxation on Thursday.
Victory Christian hung shut for many of the first quarter. Then, starting within the quarter’s ultimate minute till halftime, the Saints outscored the Lions 31-6.
“I am pleased with these guys,” Mizzell stated. “We proceed to work no matter what our report appears to be like like. We proceed to evangelise that we’re gonna be higher as a program if we simply proceed to work and do issues the best approach. So it’s good to see it repay and get a win.”
What to know
— St. Clair County senior Jayce Mickens scored 10 of his game-high 18 factors within the first half.
— St. Clair County freshman Brody Carney and sophomore Jayden Cody scored 13 and 10 factors, respectively.
— Victory Christian freshman Jayden Hicks and junior William Wilson-Hueter every scored a team-high 10 factors.
— Mizzell on Mickens: “Effectively, he was large for us. He was our chief on protection, and I really feel like protection set the tone for us early. All people else type of rallied round him defensively.”
— Mizzell on Carney: “He is a younger man, and we’re attempting to make him do issues the best approach. He is clearly a giant man for his age. And so we would like his talent to proceed to develop for this system. So any probability we get to offer him a possibility to work is nice.”
— The Saints will face No. 2 seed Ragland at Moody on Friday at 8 p.m. within the county semifinals.
— Victory Christian will journey to Jefferson Christian on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
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