Lions cruise past CCSI

Josh Jones poured in 22 points for WCCS in their win over CCSI on Thursday.

WCCS dropped a 1-point game to CCSI the first time they played this season. Thursday was a different story, however.

Josh Jones poured in 22 points as the Lions rolled to a 56-25 win over their counterparts from Crawford County.

“Bit of a turnaround for us,” said WCCS coach Tom Jones. “Everybody’s beginning to gel and our offense has become a little more diverse.”

Jones not only had a big game scoring, but also had seven rebounds, five assists and four steals.

“Josh is our only senior and he had a huge game,” coach Jones said. “He really provides us with a lot of leadership.

With CCSI keying on Lions’ standout Jared Younger, that left Ryan Weidner as the beneficiary and he took full advantage.

The sophomore scored 10 of his 13 points in the first quarter, including 3 3s to stake WCCS to a 19-9 lead.

Fellow sophomore Ethan Kerr also had a strong game with nine points and four steals.

“That’s by far the best game for Ryan Weidner,” coach Jones said. “They were trying to stop Jared Younger and they did shut him down, but they had to leave someone open and Ryan really took them out of their defense in the first quarter. between him and Ethan Kerr, we had a couple of sophomores that really stepped up tonight.”

Despite being the defensive focus, Younger still had eight points and seven rebounds.

The Lions return to action today against Jamestown Bethel, while both the boys and girls play Erie First Christian on Monday.

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WCCS (56)

Jones 10-1-4-22, Younger 4-0-1-8, Brenner 1-0-0-2, Kerr 4-0-0-9, Weidner 5-0-0-13, Carpenter 1-0-0-2, 25-1-5-56

CCSI (25)

Lashbrook 0-3-8-3, Hemlock 1-0-0-2, W. Lashbrook 3-1-2-7, Mast 1-0-0-2, L. Mast 1-5-8-7, Gillette 1-2-2-4, Totals 7-11-20-25

By Quarters

WCCS 19 9 9 19 – 56

CCSI 6 10 4 5 – 25

Three-point FGs: WCCS (5) – Weidner 3, Jones, Kerr; CCSI – None