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For the week of December 10 - 16, 2003


Cutthroat boys set
a scoring record

92 points in Friday’s Oakley victory

Capping a high-scoring first week of the boys’ basketball season, The Community School set a new single-game school scoring record Friday with a 92-61 non-conference triumph over Oakley, in Sun Valley.

Community School senior Jimmy Fairchild (right) scores over Hansen’s Mark Pearson during last Wednesday’s tight game in Sun Valley. Express photo by David N. Seelig

"It was a good shooting night for us," said Cutthroat coach Mike Wade, whose team broke the previous school record of 82 points achieved last season at Dietrich.

Senior guard John Hayes (24.7 ppg) tossed in 30 points and wing Dylan McIlhenny (14.7 ppg) added 22. Luc McCann had 14 points and A.J. Beesley 10. Andrew Durtschi had 8 points and 10 boards.

The Cutthroats found a way to break Oakley’s press and extended their 46-35 half-time lead with a 26-11 scoring run in the third period. Evan McBride (22 points) led Oakley (0-2).

Friday’s 31-point Cutthroat win came on the heels of a very exciting non-conference home contest against the Hansen Huskies Wednesday night.

Hansen led 32-24 at half-time, but the Cutthroats fought all the way back before falling 57-56. Coach Wade said, "I’m proud that we can show, at this point in the season, that we can come back."

Senior Jim Fairchild (19.0 ppg) had a big game with 18 points and 16 rebounds. McIlhenny chipped in with 14 points, 7 steals and 4 assists. Hayes added 17 points, 4 steals and 3 assists.

Although the Cutthroats shot poorly and Hansen shot well in the first half, the Huskies led by only eight points at half. Hansen out-rebounded the Sun Valley boys 10-6 in the third, but the lead dropped to five points because McIlhenny (7 points in the quarter) and Hayes (8) got hot.

Wade’s squad picked up the pace at the free throw line (7-for-10) and the boards (9 rebounds) in the fourth. They tied it twice, on a Durtschi free throw for a 48-48 game at 5:45 and a Hayes fast break basket for a 54-54 tie at 3:10.

The Cutthroats got several good looks at go-ahead shots in the final minutes, but they didn’t go down. Mark Pearson (16 points) topped a deep Hansen team, which put nine players in the scoring column.

Wednesday, the Cutthroats opened their campaign with a 77-45 home win over Magic Valley Christian. Hayes (27 points, 3 assists) and Fairchild (20 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals) led the way as the home team shot 56% from the field.

Coach Wade’s Cutthroats (2-1) hosted Twin Falls Christian Academy (1-2) Tuesday night, and start their Northside Conference slate Friday, Dec. 12 at Shoshone. Recent stats:

Cutthroats 92-61 over Oakley: Hayes 30 points, McIlhenny 22, McCann 14, Beesley 10, Durtschi 8, Jonathan Goldberg 4, Finn Brown 3, Logan Koffler 1.

Hansen 57-56 over Cutthroats: Fairchild 18 points, Hayes 17, McIlhenny 14, Durtschi 5, Goldberg 2. Rebounds—Fairchild 16, McCann 5, Durtschi 4, Hayes 3, McIlhenny 3. Steals—McIlhenny 7, Hayes 4. Assists—McIlhenny 4, Hayes 3, Fairchild 2, McCann 2.

Cutthroats 77-45 over MVC: Hayes 27 points, Fairchild 20, McCann 8, Durtschi 8, McIlhenny 8, Beesley 4, Koffler 2. Rebounds—Durtschi 8, McCann 7, Fairchild 7, Beesley 7, Koffler 5. Steals—Fairchild 2, McIlhenny 2. Assists—McCann 3, Hayes 3.



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