Prep Boys Basketball

Tenhouse, Blue Devils box in Crimsons' offense

Jaeden Smith
By Herald-Whig
Posted: Feb. 11, 2017 10:50 pm Updated: Feb. 12, 2017 12:08 am

QUINCY -- The scouting report clued the Quincy High School boys basketball players in to the fact Jacksonville gunner James White was willing to extend his range.

The Blue Devils simply didn't expect to see him launch shots from 30 feet.

"I looked at Coach to see if he wanted me to get that far out on him," Quincy sophomore guard Jaeden Smith said. "Eventually, we had to."

After White made three deep 3-pointers through the game's first 10 minutes Saturday night, the Blue Devils figured they couldn't let him catch the ball and shoot from just anywhere anymore.

Collin Tenhouse took care of that.

When Quincy switched to a box-and-one defense midway through the second quarter, Tenhouse drew the assignment of face-guarding White. The Crimsons' single-game record holder for 3-pointers made didn't attempt another trey in the half, allowing the Blue Devils to build a four-point halftime lead and ultimately post a 57-48 victory at Blue Devil Gym.

"I didn't want him to score on me. That was the main thing," Tenhouse said. "I tried to keep him to as few touches as I could. That was main goal."

It helped changed the tide in Quincy's 27th straight home victory.

The Crimsons made three 3-pointers in a four-possession span of the second quarter, but couldn't find the rhythm after Quincy made its defensive adjustment. Jacksonville made just one of its final five 3-point attempts of the first half and just three treys in the second half.

Jacksonville finished 11 of 34 from 3-point range (32.4 percent), but went 3 of 16 in the second half (18.8 percent).

"Tenhouse really provided us with some energy," Quincy coach Andy Douglas said. "He was a glue guy who stuck to (White). They made some deep threes in the first half, but I told our guys to just keep doing what they were doing. We adjusted a little bit and extended our defense.

"We wanted to wear them down a little bit. We wanted to make them work and get into their legs. The hope was in the second half they would miss some of those."

White never regained his rhythm, going 1 of 7 from the field in the second half. He finished 4 of 13 from 3-point range.

"You could see that kid was getting frustrated," Quincy guard Aaron Shoot said. "Once a shooter starts getting frustrated, it gets a lot harder to get in a groove and get in a rhythm."

Quincy (18-4) never got out of its rhythm.

The Blue Devils nearly matched the Crimsons shot for shot in the first half with Smith knocking down four 3-pointers. But after going 6 of 13 from 3-point range in the first half, Quincy made just one trey in the second half, choosing to attack the lane instead.

Parker Bland and Garrett Gadeke combined for 23 points and 13 rebounds. Eight of their rebounds came in the second half, including five on the offensive end.

"Coach kept telling us we had to move, we had to keep cutting through the zone," said Shoot, who had seven of Quincy's 14 assists. "Once we started penetrating, we started realizing if we could get to Parker and Gadeke and they were finishing it would be a lot easier from there."

Jacksonville (16-10) opened the fourth quarter on a 7-0 run to close within 50-46, but Jirehl Brock's steal and layup and Smith's fifth and final 3-pointer pushed the lead back to nine.

Smith finished with 19 points, going 5 of 10 from 3-point range, while Brady Hays led the Crimsons with 19 points on 5-of-13 shooting from 3-point range.

"We had to find our own energy," Smith said. "Everybody stepped up in a big way."

Quincy 57, Jacksonville 48

JACKSONVILLE (16-10)

Player fg-fga ft-fta reb pf pts

Ja. White 4-14 0-0 1 0 12

Hays 7-15 0-0 2 1 19

McCombs 3-8 1-2 10 4 7

Albers 0-0 0-0 4 4 0

Scaman 2-4 0-0 2 1 4

Peak 2-8 0-0 4 1 6

Jo. White 0-1 0-0 0 1 0

Team 1

Totals 18-50 1-2 24 12 48

QUINCY (18-4)

Player fg-fga ft-fta reb pf pts

Shoot 2-3 3-4 2 0 8

J. Smith 6-11 2-2 3 1 19

Brock 2-3 0-0 6 2 4

Bland 5-13 3-4 6 1 13

Gadeke 4-10 2-4 7 2 10

Schwiete 0-0 0-0 0 0 0

Tenhouse 1-2 0-0 3 0 3

Amos 0-1 0-0 2 0 0

Team 2

Totals 20-43 10-14 31 6 57

Jacksonville 16 16 7 9--48

Quincy 13 23 14 7--57

3-point field goals--Jacksonville 11-34 (Hays 5-13, Ja. White 4-13, Peak 2-7, Jo. White 0-1), Quincy 7-20 (J. Smith 5-10, Shoot 1-2, Tenhouse 1-2, Gadeke 0-3, Bland 0-2, Brock 0-1). Assists--Jacksonville 12 (Hays, Albers 4), Quincy 14 (Shoot 7). Steals--Jacksonville 5 (Hays 2), Quincy 8 (Brock 5). Blocked shots--Jacksonville 1 (Scaman). Turnovers--Jacksonville 9, Quincy 11. Technical fouls--McCombs, Jacksonville bench. Officials--Jay McDaniels, Dave Allen, Michael Brownfield.

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