Pirates power past Princeton at Prouty, 67-36

The Ottawa Pirates were hitting on all cylinders as they began their nonconference boys basketball matchup with Princeton on Tuesday night. The player that had the Crimson and Red engine purring like a kitten was 6-1 junior guard Myles Tucker, who had all 16 points in a 16-5 Ottawa run in the first 3:53 of the opening quarter. http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/12/05/pirates-power-past-princeton-at-prouty-67-36/alq7h2u/

PRINCETON — The Ottawa Pirates were hitting on all cylinders as they began their nonconference boys basketball matchup with Princeton on Tuesday night.

The player that had the Crimson and Red engine purring like a kitten was 6-1 junior guard Myles Tucker, who had all 16 points in a 16-5 Ottawa run in the first 3:53 of the opening quarter.

Tucker started the game with a five-footer to get the Pirates out to a quick 2-0 lead.A putback bucket by Princeton’s Beck Robbins tied the game at 2-all, and that would be as close as the Tigers would be the rest of the night as the Pirates took home a 67-36 win here at Prouty Gym.

A 9-0 Tucker run — which included a basket from behind the 3-point arc and three straight layups — gave Ottawa (6-0) an 11-2 lead before a bucket by PHS sophomore Jamison Reinhardt (14 points) ended the run.

Another Tucker trey and layup stretched the visitors’ lead to 16-5 before an old-fashioned three-point play by Reinhardt completed the first-quarter scoring for Princeton (2-5).

“Myles made some shots early,” said OHS coach Mark Cooper. “I thought we had some good energy, and we shared the ball well early and got some high-percentage shots.”

Ottawa added nine more first-quarter points from a Tyler Carson turn-around basket, layups by Wyatt Hill and Noah Gould, and a 3-pointer from T.J. McDonnell.

In the second quarter, Tucker (23 points, 10 of 13 shooting) had a 3-point basket and two more layups for seven of Ottawa’s 13 points to help the Pirates to a 38-19 lead at intermission.

OHS senior Dakota Deverteuil and junior Drew Kaufman helped carry the offensive load for the visitors as Deverteuil scored all eight of his points in the third quarter while Kaufman had five of his seven points in the third quarter. Wyatt Hill also added eight points for OHS while dishing out seven of Ottawa’s 22 assists. Hill snared five caroms to also lead the Pirates in rebounds.

“We are a high-assist team, and we had 22 assists tonight,” Cooper said. “That is a number that is very important to us.”

With Ottawa leading by 32 points (59 to 27) at the end of the third quarter, the final quarter was played with a running clock.

From the floor, Ottawa shot 28 of 52 (54 percent), while the hosts were a chilly 13 of 47 (28 percent).

Defensively, Ottawa was able to force the Tigers into 24 turnovers. In the third quarter, after a Reinhardt layup eight seconds into the quarter, Princeton didn’t score again until Tigers junior reserve Cole Adams (10 points) drained a 3 with 1:45 remaining in the quarter.

“We try to be a little bit better defensively,” Cooper said. “We still feel there are a few levels that we can go on that end of the floor.”

Ottawa returns to Kingman Gym on Friday night for their final home game of the 2018 portion of the season, as the Pirates host Kaneland for a Northern Illinois Big 12 matchup.

At Prouty Gym, Princeton

Ottawa 67, Princeton 36

(Key FG-FGA FT-FTA TP)

OTTAWA (67) — Tucker 10-13 0-2 23, Deverteuil 3-5 2-3 8, Hill 4-10 0-2 8, Carson 3-3 0-0 6, Gould 2-3 0-0 4, Kaufman 2-4 1-3 7, Landers 1-2 2-2 4, McDonnell 1-2 0-0 3, Haerle 1-1 0-0 2, Koch 1-1 0-0, 2, Vandervort 0-1 0-0 0, Lundy 0-2 0-0 0, Stevenson 0-3 0-2 0, Brent 0-1 0-0 0, Roether 0-1 0-0 0.Totals 28-52 6-11 67.

PRINCETON (36) — Reinhardt 5-11 3-3 14, Adams 4-5 0-0 10, Gibson 1-4 0-0 2, Hjerstedt 1-5 0-2 2, Robbins 1-3 0-0 2, Phillips 0-1 2-2 3, B. Haring 1-9 0-0 2, Rossler 0-2 1-2 1, C. Haring 0-4 0-0 0, Atkinson 0-3 0-0 0, Smith 0-0 0-0 0. Foes 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 13-47 6-9 36

Ottawa (6-0) —25 13 218 — 67

Princeton (2-5) —8 1189 — 36

3-point goals – Ottawa 5-21 (Tucker 3-6, Kaufman 1-3, McDonnell 1-2, Hill 0-3, Lundy 0-2, Stevenson 0-2, Deverteuil 0-1, Vandervort 0-1, Roether 0-1); Princeton 4-14 (Adams 2-3, Reinhardt 1-4, Gibson 1-2, Robbins 0-2, B. Haring 0-1, Rossler 0-1, Atkinson 0-1). Rebounds – Ottawa 29 (Hill 5, Kaufman 4, Carson 4); Princeton 29 (Hjerstedt 7), Assists – Ottawa 29 (Hill 7, Tucker 4); Princeton33 (Atkinson 3), Turnovers – Ottawa 14; Princeton 24, Total fouls (none fouled out) – Ottawa 12; Princeton 13.

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