Posted: Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:42PM

Eminence boys roll to quarters; set up rematch with Scott County

Cabool, Mo. (  -- Last year the Eminence Redwings fell in the state quarterfinals to eventual Class 1 state champion Scott County Central.


In preparation for a Final Four run, Eminence beefed up its schedule heading into the 2012-13 campaign.

"We've played a really good schedule. We had only played a few Class 1 schools heading into districts. We played several Class 3 and 4 schools, some of which were district champions, and beat them. Our schedule plays a key role, really from here on out," said McBride.

On Tuesday night in Cabool, Eminence kicked off its revenge tour with a 78-40 thrashing of Hurley in the sectional round.

"I thought we played well. Offensively we came out and shared the ball, and got it inside, and we were able to get a lead early. They've got a couple of guards that can really score, and we knew we had to concentrate on them and keep them from getting going and we were able to do that," said Eminence coach Pete McBride.

It didn't come entirely with ease for the Redwings, who led by just four at the end of the first frame. However, a 20-10 second quarter expanded that lead to 14 at the break.

Eminence then started the second half with a 10-1 run that put away the overmatched Eagles.

"This time of year if you get the chance to put somebody away you better do it. At halftime we talked about not wanting to breathe life into them and in the third quarter we came out with a lot of intensity and executed and put the game away," said McBride.

The third quarter onslaught was led by 6-foot-2 sophomore Logan Dyer who scored 10 of his game-high 24 in the period. Many of his points came by way of great passes from teammates.

"We've done a great job of sharing the ball year. Our big guys did a good job of finding each other early, but that isn't non-typical of them. We don't have anyone putting up crazy numbers, we just do a great job of making the extra pass," said McBride.

The balance of Eminence manifested itself tonight with three Redwings finishing in double figures. Hunter Adams scored 17 and Cole Keeling added 16 in addition to Dyer's 24.
Eminence's win, coupled with an 83-77 Scott County Central victory over Risco sets up a rematch that Eminence has been looking forward to since last March.

"We felt like we were right there and ever since that game our kids have wanted to get back there. We have the experience of playing in big games and I don't think intimidation will be a factor. They've got a great program and great tradition and we want that," said McBride.

Saturday's quarterfinal game will be played at Dexter High School tipping at 1 p.m.

Hurley       12-10-14-4 -- 40

Eminence 16-20-23-19 -- 78

Hurley: Simpson 12, Wilson 9, Hoyt 9, McClendon 7, Gamble 1, Jackson 2.

Eminence: Lacey 9, Keeling 17, Dyer 24, Adams 16, Matteson 2, Porter 2, D. Craig 5, N. Craig 3.

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