The Norwood Pirates’ memorable season continued to get sweeter last week with four wins, as they picked up a pair of victories over state-ranked teams. The icing on the cake was having senior Garrett Davault become the program’s all-time leading scorer for career points.
Davault surpassed the school record mark of 2,484 points in the Pirates’ road game in Harley.
“Great player who has been an honor to coach,” said Norwood head coach Shane Chadwell. “Congrats on a great accomplishment Garrett!.”
In that win over the Tigers, Norwood jumped out to a 50—24 halftime lead before cruising to the easy 79-41 victory.
In the first quarter, Davault was on a mission, scoring 12 points in a 23-point quarter.
In the second quarter, Payton McDaris had two 3-pointers and eight points. Gavin McGraw, Noah Drake and Davault each added five points as Norwood scored 27 points.
Norwood’s defense held Hurley to just six points in the third as the Pirates cruised to the 38-point win.
Ten different Pirates scored in the win as Davault had a team-high 21 points. Noah Drake and McDaris each scored 12 points; both Justin Chadwell and Jacob Sinning scored eight points; McGraw had seven points; Brayden Wehrer had four points; Dylan Calhoun scored three points; while both Dillon Bennett and Andrew Hooker scored two points.
In the first of their two games with state-ranked teams for the week, the Pirates had the challenge of taking on Webb City, the No. 8 team in Class 5 at Baptist Bible College.
The Pirates surprised the Cardinals in the first quarter by jumping on them for a 17-11 first quarter lead.
Norwood then held off a late rally to pick up the 62-57 victory.
“I felt like our kids were up for the challenge,” Chadwell said. “We came out of the gate ready to play and hit them in the mouth. Webb City is a ranked Class 5 school, who is well coached and has some good athletes. It’s a great win for our program but we have to continue to get better everyday. We had several guys step up, it was a great team win.”
In the opening quarter, Sinning scored eight points. McGraw added seven points in the 17-point quarter for a six point lead.
After being held scoreless in the first, Davault had two, 3-pointers before halftime to help Norwood to a 32-19 halftime lead.
Webb City responded with a 20-point third quarter. Norwood maintained their pace from the free throw line as they made 7-of-12 free throws in the third. Drake picked up six points in the frame. Chadwell had seven points in the fourth as the Pirates held on for the five point win over the much larger Webb City program.
Davault scorned a team-high 17 points. McGraw had 16 points; Chadwell had 11 points; Sinning scored 10 points; Drake had six points; and McDaris had two points.
Norwood’s defense did allow 62 points in their match-up with Dora, but the Pirates did win the game, 87-62.
Davault was on fire in the opening quarter as he made three, 3-pointers and scored 15 points.
Drake scored six points in the second quarter to lift Norwood to a 42-27 halftime lead.
McDaris made two, 3-pointers in the third quarter while Max McGowan and Davault each made 3-pointers in a 24-point frame.
Drake score seven points in the final quarter to help the Pirates seal the 25-point win.
Davault scored a team-high 33 points. Drake had 16 points; McDaris scored 13; McGowan had eight points; McGraw scored seven; both Chadwell and Sinning had four points; and Calhoun scored two points.
The Pirates finished their week with a 61-41 win over Bunker, the No. 5 team in Class 1, 61-41.
Norwood trailed by one after the first quarter in spite of Davault’s six points.
The Pirates’ defense responded in the second quarter by holding Bunker to just six points. Both Sinning and Davault scored four points and McDaris had a 3-pointer to help the Pirates take a four point lead at halftime.
Norwood would go on to outscore Bunker on their home court, 35-19, in the second half to win the game by 20 points.
The game was played two hours away on Saturday.
Davault led the Pirates with 19 points; McGraw scored 15; both Chadwell and Sinning had eight points; McDaris had six points; and McGowan added five points.
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