Getting off to a good start is always on the agenda.
And getting a lot of players involved is even better.
That’s what Teays Valley accomplished on Tuesday with six players contributing to a 22-point outburst in the first quarter on its way to a 61-38 Mid-State League Buckeye Division win over the visiting Circleville Tigers.
The Vikings scored 16 of the first 18 points between the two Pickaway County rivals and finished the opening stanza with a commanding 22-8 lead.
Camden Primmer led the charge with seven points and Cameron Dyas-Rogers followed with six.
“We did a good job of getting out of the gates quickly,” Teays Valley coach Brian Barnett said. “Anytime you can score 22 points in a quarter that is good.
“I thought we did a nice job of looking for each other in transition. That was one of our points of emphasis tonight was to get out in transition.”
Barnett pointed to the Vikings effort on the other end of the court for helping to produce the quick start offensively.
“The reason we were able to get out and go was because of our defensive pressure and our rebounding,” he said. “The guys did a great job of being very active on the defensive end of the floor. “Once we got the ball we got it to either Peyton Weiler or Luke Sachs and they did a great job of finding the open man in transition. I felt our bigs did a solid job of controlling the paint tonight. I am not sure how many offensive boards Circleville had, but it was very few.”
The Vikings expanded their lead to 32-10 during the second quarter before settling for a 34-16 halftime lead.
Primmer finished the first half with 11 points and Dyas-Rogers added eight.
Barnett complimented his defense for allowing Evan Justice, Circleville’s leading scorer, to just six points in the second half.
“We knew going in that in order for us to win we hand to contain Justice and make sure (Craig) Fleck (four points) did not score off of open looks,” he said. “Like in the first meeting, Camden did a nice job of chasing Justice all night and got so solid help from his teammates getting through screens.
“When Primmer was not on Justice, we put a physical defender on him in Reese Sauerbrun and he did a nice job as well.”
Primmer finished with a game-high 16 points to go with four assists and Dyas-Rogers turned in 12 points and five rebounds. Garrett Meddock contributed 10 points and five rebounds, and Eli Burgett brought down nine rebounds to go with his six points. Peyton Weiler dished out eight assists in the win.
Ian Warden led the way for the Tigers with eight points, Justice gathered eight rebounds to go with his aforementioned six points, and Trevor Coleman and Preston Hulse dropped in five points apiece.
The Tigers (2-10, 1-5) continue their league road trip on Friday against Liberty Union, while the Vikings (4-6, 4-3) continue league play a day later at Amanda-Clearcreek.
Teays Valley 61,
CIRCLEVILLE — Evan Justice 2-2-6, Trevor Coleman 1-2-5, Briley Cramer 1-1-3, Ethan Moore 1-2-4, Preston Hulse 2-1-5, Craig Fleck 1-2-4, Ian Warden 3-2-8, Bradley 1-0-3. Three-point goals — Trevor Coleman and Bradley. Total — 12-12-38.
TEAYS VALLEY — Cameron Dyas-Rogers 6-0-12, Garrett Meddock 4-2-10, Luke Sachs 3-0-6, Preston Weiler 2-0-4, Jackson Smith 2-1-5, Eli Burgett 3-0-6, Camden Primmer 7-1-16, Liam Sachs 1-0-2. Three-point goals — Camden Primmer. Total — 28-4-61.
Quarter scores 1 2 3 4 F
Circleville 8 8 12 7 38
Teays Valley 22 12 12 15 61
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