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SC’s Pease reaches 1,000th point in win

The South Central boys’ basketball team put a close to the regular season with a win Friday night at Washington Catholic.
The 58-46 South Central road triumph also included senior Kyle Pease eclipsing the 1,000 career-point mark.
After the long trip to Washington, South Central didn’t get the start it wanted. When Colton Reed took the ball down the middle of the floor for a two-handed flush, Rebels coach Ryan Crick burned a time-out to get into his players.
‘After a long bus ride, I think we were just kind of waking up,’ Crick said. ‘I also think we took Washington Catholic too light. They have a couple really nice players. We got dunked on again from poor passing … After this, I called time out and got their attention real quick.’
Crick said the final two minutes of the second quarter saw his team return to form. Defense became South Central’s offense.
‘Zack Goodwin did a great job at the point of our 1-3-1,’ Crick said.
Reed would finish the game with 17 points and seven rebounds. Brendan Purdue scored early deep in the post for the Cardinals as well, finishing with 10 points.
South Central would eventually lead 24-20 at the half. Out of the locker, the Rebels won the third quarter, 21-15, to go on and eventually defeat Washington Catholic (2-20).
‘This was a good win for us and a great way for us to end our regular season at 13-7 going into sectional on Tuesday (last) night at Borden,’ Crick said. ‘I am very proud of what this team has accomplished this year.’
Pease notched his 1,000th point on his final free-throw attempt of the game. The senior needed 19 points to reach the mark and finished with that amount for the contest. He made 7 of 15 field goal attempts, including a pair of 3-pointers. He also had two assists and four steals.
South Central’s Jason Boston was powerful in the post, scoring 17 points on 7 of 10 shooting to go with his 12 rebounds. He also had four steals and three assists.
‘Boston showed up for us tonight,’ Crick said. ‘If we are going to make noise in our sectional, he is going to have to play the same way. He has to be a force in the paint with his scoring and rebounding. When he is looking to attack the rim, we are a much better team.’
Goodwin also reached double-figure scoring with 11 points and added six boards. Tyler Kingsley contributed six points, while Nick Wemes had five. Nathan Shaffer contributed three steals and three assists.
As a team, the Rebels shot 50 percent and were 7 of 12 at the charity stripe.
Up next is the Class A Borden Sectional, where South Central (13-7) faced No. 10 Borden (17-3) last night (Tuesday). The winner advances to face New Washington at 7:30 p.m. Friday.