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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Tecumseh makes a statement in 73-45 win over Prague

  • After a dominant showing against Jones on homecoming night Friday, the Savages picked up where they left off against Prague Saturday, mauling the Red Devils 73-45 behind 24 points from Alan Brewer and two monster jams from Julio Hukill and Colton Owen.
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  • After two straight losses last weekend to break up an undefeated season, the Tecumseh Savages needed to right the ship.
     
    Translation: Look out.
     
    After a dominant showing against Jones on homecoming night Friday, the Savages picked up where they left off against Prague Saturday, mauling the Red Devils 73-45 behind 24 points from Alan Brewer and two monster jams from Julio Hukill and Colton Owen.
     
    “This was just one of those games,” said a jubilant THS head coach Eric Litherland. “After the rough weekend we had last weekend, it feels really good to come out and have two games like these.”
     
    The game got out of control fast, and after a fast-break dunk by Julio Hukill in the second quarter, the game was all but over. Following a steal, Hukill received a pass and skied for a huge jam that sent the whole crowd into a fever pitch.
     
    Fellow Savage Colton Owen had a big dunk of his own in the second quarter off of a turnover.
     
    The first half has been huge to the Savages as of late.
     
    “That’s when we take care of business,” Litherland said.
     
    Brewer knocked down six of seven 3-point shots in the first half, which the Savages controlled 42-14.
     
    Brewer added two more treys in the second half, accounting for all of his game-high 24 from beyond the arc. Brewer finished 8-of-12 from deep for the game.
     
    Tanner Pitchford poured in a baker’s dozen for Tecumseh (13-2), which is ranked seventh in Class 4A.
     
    Hukill and Dakota Davis each netted nine points. Davis also snagged six rebounds and dished out four assists.
     
    Owen and Nate Schovanec each scored six points and grabbed seven boards for the Savages, who will head to McLoud Tuesday for a match with the Redskins.
     
    Prague was powered by Josiah Snyder and Grayson Hamm, who scored 13 and 8, respectively.
     
    Note: Report compiled by Chuck Porter.

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