School of the Osage was on the road Tuesday night for a Tri-County Conference battle with California and the Indians took care of business with a 73-50 win over the Pintos.
Osage was playing its first game in 10 days and saw the floor for the first time in five days, not being able to practice due to weather conditions. However, no immediate signs of rust were apparent.
“I was a little worried about being rusty and a little out of shape. However, the guys came out with a lot of energy and effort,” Osage coach Kevin Schnicker said.
“We made a few adjustments on attacking their zone defense and how we wanted to play. The guys came out in the second half and really executed the game plan and adjustments well.”
Osage held just a slim 28-24 lead at the break, but dominated the rest of the way and Schnicker said he was pleased to see everyone playing some valuable minutes. The goal going forward is to continue improving daily.
Osage’s Zach Wheeler knocked down 32 points to lead the Indians while Keyton Knamiller finished with 16.
Up next for the Indians (8-5, 1-0 Tri-County Conference) is a visit to Eugene Friday night at 5 p.m.