Vincent 1-0 in area play

By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor

VINCENT – The Vincent Yellow Jackets hosted Woodland on Dec. 2, in their first region game of the season and more than doubled the Bobcats’ score in a 57-25 blowout behind another strong game from Stephen Campbell.

The Yellow Jackets (5-3, 1-0) started out strong on both ends of the floor in the first half holding Woodland to five points in each of the first two quarters. Vincent outscored the Bobcats 33-10 in the first two quarters, which summed up the kind of night it was for Woodland.

Vincent’s defense held Woodland to 4-18 shooting (22 percent) in the first half. The Yellow Jackets forced 11 turnovers between the two quarters and took advantage by scoring 13 of their 33 points off of those turnovers.

Vincent on the other hand shot lights out in the first half going 13-26 from the field, which included an impressive 6-8 from behind the arc.

In the third, Woodland played their best basketball of the game scoring 10 points, but Vincent was still able to outscore them 11-10 in the quarter and took a 44-20 lead into the fourth.

The Yellow Jackets’ defense arrived again in the fourth as they were able to hold the Bobcats to just five points on their way to an easy 57-25 win.

For the game, Vincent shot an impressive 48.9 percent from the field and an even more impressive 53.8 percent from three-point range. The Yellow Jackets posted their best assist/turnover ratio of the season at 1.0 after 13 assists and just 13 turnovers on the night.

They were also able to hold Woodland to a field goal percentage of 28.6 percent and forced the Bobcats to turn the ball over 20 times on the night. It was by far Vincent’s best all-around performance of the year.

Campbell continued his hot shooting as he scored 21 points on 7-14 shooting from the field and 3-3 from the free throw line. He also added four rebounds, four assists and two blocks in the game. Chris Hardie added 14 points to give the Yellow Jackets two double digit scorers on the night. Campbell has scored more than 20 points in all but one game this season.