Indians get just enough offense

February 03, 2001

Indians get just enough offense

By DAN SPEARS / Staff Writer

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro basketball trio of Seth Scott, Adam Caron and Josh Carter won't be shaking up the math world anytime soon, but they did prove - at least in one instance Saturday night - that three is greater than six.

The threesome combined for all of the Indians' points and went 20-for-23 from the foul line as Waynesboro survived a wild ending for a 49-47 victory over Cumberland Valley.

"I would have never thought that ... and Ryan Devlin (the team's leading scorer) didn't even get a shot tonight," Waynesboro coach Tom Hoffman said. "That's not quite how we envisioned it, but a win's a win."

The only vision going for the Indians was of the tunnel variety. Carter got the first basket of the game on a steal for Waynesboro (9-12) before giving way to the 6-foot-7 Scott and the 5-9 Caron. The twosome combined for - no kidding - the team's next 41 points.


Scott caused the most damage, burning the Eagles for 27 points on a variety of post moves and an 11-for-12 effort from the line.

"Everybody was really unselfish today," Scott said in a blatant understatement. "They got me the ball. At the position I play, I can't do anything if they don't get it to me."

Which was definitely true. Five different Indians found Scott for assists.

"We know we have a height advantage and try to get it to (Caron and Devlin) whenever we can," said Caron, who had four assists. "And when they get double-teamed, I've been fortunate to be hitting those shots lately."

The biggest blows came from the foul line, as the three not-so-little Indians hit 14 of 15 in the fourth quarter for a 49-41 lead with 20 seconds left. Cumberland Valley hit a 3 to make it 49-44, called time and unleashed its press again on the Indians with 15 seconds to play.

Caron was trapped in the corner, but had wriggled free when the official blew his whistle and called 10 seconds. The only problem - only eight seconds had gone off the clock. Devlin argued his point with the other official and received a technical for his efforts, which also fouled him out of the game.

"At that point everything is really hectic anyway, you just try to not to screw up too bad," Caron said. "I wasn't really worried. I just had a feeling that it would end up the right way."

Turned out he was right. Marc Matalavage made the first free throw, but missed the second, keeping it a two-possession game. The Eagles launched a 3, missed it and put back in the rebound, but not in enough time to force Waynesboro to inbound the ball.

Scott finished with 11 rebounds and five blocks and helped erase a disastrous loss Friday night to Fairfield.

"This was big," Scott said. "To lose last night ... but to put all that behind us, we stepped up and played a good game."

Waynesboro 49, Cumberland Valley 47


Springer 6, Stanford 10, Butler 14, Walters 3, Mrkobrad 10, Matalavage 4. Totals 17-56 6-9 47.


Carter 6, Caron 16, Scott 27. Totals 14-36 20-23 49.

Cumb. Valley1111817-47


Three-point goals-Cumberland Valley 7 (Stanford 2, Butler 2, Mrkobrad 2, Matalavage), Waynesboro 1 (Caron). Fouled Out-Devlin (W). Technical-Devlin.

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