Tigers also beat El Dorado, lose to Barstow

Skyline’s Lawson Beem scored the first 10 points of the game Monday, and in the same time frame the stingy Tigers defense allowed Stoutland only one shot. Jaytin DeFreece got a rebound and putback and Beem added a free throw before Stoutland finally scored to make it 13-2.

And so it went throughout the game as top-seeded Skyline ultimately defeated eighth-seeded Stoutland 75-32 in the opening round of the 59th annual Skyline Boys Tournament. The Tigers will play fourth-seeded Climax Springs in the semifinals Thursday at 5:30 p.m. It they win, they will play in the championship game Saturday at 8:10 p.m. If they lose, they will play for third place at 6:20 p.m.

In the game against Stoutland, Skyline led 20-7 at the quarter as Beem already had 14 points, including three 3-pointers. The Tigers were in front 47-13 at the half and 69-22 at the end of three.

Bradyn Porter ultimately led in scoring with 20 points, including two dunks, Beem had 19 and Weston Owen came off the bench to notch 17. DeFreece added seven points and Kourt Cheek six. Zack Williams had six, Dawson Pitts three and AJ Dampier three.

With the victory, Skyline improved its record to 11-3.

On Friday Skyline hosted El Dorado Springs and rolled past the Bulldogs 66-27 after leading 41-15 at the half and 58-18 at the end of the third quarter. Porter led the scoring with 18 points while Williams had 14 and DeFreece 13. Cheek added seven points and Trey Swearingin and Owen each had three.

On Saturday the Tigers were edged by Barstow 46-45 as Porter was the only Tiger in double figures with 10 points. Beem added eight, DeFreece seven, Cheek four, Williams three and Swearingin two.

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