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Prep Hoops: Fast start helps Hawks handle Carrier Mills-Stonefort

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Posted on 12/14/2016, 12:55 PM

Senior Seth Ramsey was one of four in double figures for Gallatin County as the Hawks remained unbeaten in Greater Egyptian Conference play with a 68-53 home win over Carrier Mills-Stonefort Tuesday night.

Ramsey led the way with 20 points, while Aaron Walters dropped in 14 for the Hawks. Sophomores Robbie Prince and Audie Goebel scored 12 and 11 points, respectively.

"They got off to a fast start," said Carrier Mills-Stonefort coach Keil Peebles. "The tempo was in their favor. I told our guys before the game we needed a game in the 40"s, but it"s hard to control the tempo when you have (Seth) Ramsey on the floor."

Despite getting into some early foul trouble with four starters all racking up two personals shortly into the second quarter, Gallatin County still managed to shoot well from the floor and jumped out to a 23-9 lead after the first quarter.

"Our press was effective in the first half," said Gallatin County coach Doug Miller. "We got in foul trouble and it kind of dictated us from trying to push it on down the road. We just couldn"t get in much of a rhythm after everybody got two fouls. We just have to play without smacking and fouling for us to be at our best."

Carrier Mills was without the services of a pair of starters, Dylan Schwartz and Justice Hill.

Senior Brody Walker paced Carrier Mills with 19. Freshman guard Will Gibbs added 13 points for the Wildcats.

"I thought Brody (Walker) had a good game," said Peebles. "We ask him to do everything; rebound, play point, and the ball goes through him. We ask him to do everything but carry our bags out of the locker room. I thought he had a great ballgame, along with Will Gibbs, and they never quit so I am proud of my guys."

Gallatin County (6-2, 4-0) is idle until the day after Christmas when it will open play at the Eldorado Holiday Tournament. The only losses for the Hawks this season have come to Edwards County and Eldorado.

Carrier Mills (3-6, 1-3) will host Pope County Friday evening before traveling to Eldorado next Tuesday.

Gallatin County took Tuesday"s junior varsity contest, 50-42.

Gallatin County 68 Carrier Mills-Stonefort 53

Carrier Mills-Stonefort 09 19 10 15 - 53

Gallatin County 23 19 17 09 - 68

CM (53): Gibbs 4 4-7 13, Austin 1 3-5 5, Walker 8 3-4 19, B. Lewis 1 0-0 2, Shaw 2 3-3 8, Lollis 3 0-2 6. Totals 19 13-21 53.

GC(68): Ramsey 7 5-5 20, Prince 4 4-4 12, Goebel 5 0-1 11, Duvall 1 0-0 2, H. Walters 0 0-2 0, Rubio 0 0-0 0, A. Walters 5 2-2 14, Hish 2 2-2 7, Rushing 1 0-0 2. Totals 25 13-16 68.

3-pointers: CM 2 (Gibbs, Shaw). GC 5 (Walters 2, Hish, Ramsey, Goebel). Team fouls: CM 12, GC 20. Records. Carrier Mills is 3-6 (1-3), Gallatin County is 6-2 (4-0).