School of the Osage had little trouble picking up its third straight victory Tuesday night as the Indians earned a 79-48 win at Dixon.
Osage opened up a 49-33 lead by halftime and did not let up the rest of the way.
“We came out with a lot of energy and excitement and never really looked back,” Osage coach Kevin Schnicker said. “We had a solid team effort with everyone contributing.”
Another key factor was defense as Osage only allowed 15 total points in the second half. Meanwhile, the offense had a number of consistent contributors. Zach Wheeler led the Indians with 22 points while Keyton Knamiller finished with 20, Jacob Hermann chipped in 15 and Spencer Zeller knocked down eight respectively.
“We had a great defensive performance against a team averaging 87 points per game and we did a good job of taking care of the ball and finding the open man,” Schnicker added. “It was good to see our guys play together and enjoy the game. We need to continue to practice hard and get better.”
Osage will look to keep its momentum rolling with a winning streak that began on December 8 in a 64-61 win over Richland. Osage went on to top Steelville 57-44 in the Steelville shootout last Saturday where Zach Wheeler was named Sullivan Shootout MVP after a 29-point performance with eight rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Up next for Osage (5-3) is a game against Camdenton on Friday where the Indians will look to defend home court and claim Lake area bragging rights over their Highway 54 neighbor. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.