The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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January 25, 2014

Magee, Satterlee power Carl Junction in classic

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Matt Magee and Dustin Satterlee provided the highlights Friday night as Carl Junction defeated Pittsburg 82-43 in the Mercy Sports Care C.J. Classic.

Magee, a 6-foot-1 senior guard, scored the 1,000th point of his career as part of a 20-point performance. Satterlee broke his own school record with nine 3-pointers and finished with 30 points.

Carl Junction will face Blue Springs for the tournament championship at 1:30 p.m. today after Pittsburg faces Seneca at noon. Blue Springs cruised past Seneca 71-31 in Friday night’s second game.

Magee scored 16 points in the first half, leaving him two points away from the 1,000-point mark. He scored the Bulldogs’ first points of the second half on a spinning drive and layup.

“My freshman year, people said I could get it and I didn’t believe them,” Magee said. “The players have a lot to do with how I got there because they made me better and better in practice.”

Magee’s achievement was followed by a brief stoppage in the game.

“We called a timeout because we wanted to recognize that,” said Carl Junction head coach Kyle Williams. “We wanted to get it out of the way early so it wouldn’t be a distraction. He did it the way he always does it, by going hard to the basket.”

Meanwhile, Satterlee was closing in on some history of his own. He made his ninth 3-pointer in 12 attempts with 5 minutes, 45 seconds remaining. He held the previous record by scoring eight 3-pointers in a game last season.

“I hadn’t been shooting the ball well lately,” Satterlee said. “Tonight, I came out and shot the ball.”

Williams welcomed the return of Satterlee’s shooting touch.

“We were trying to get him No. 10 if we could,” Williams said. “When he’s shooting the ball well, we become dangerous.”

Carl Junction led throughout, but Pittsburg scored the last nine points of the first quarter and narrowed the lead to 17-14 before Carl Junction dominated the second quarter with a 34-3 run.

“We had a little letdown at the end of the first quarter and I wasn’t happy about that,” Williams said. “But we held them in the 40-point range. In our four or five games since Christmas, we’ve held teams under 45.”

Satterlee made five 3-pointers in the second quarter, and Magee scored eight points, all on either layups or drives to the basket, as the Bulldogs took a 51-19 halftime lead.

Carl Junction’s Cody Vogt scored 12 points, including two 3-pointers, and forward Elijah Everitt tossed in a 3-pointer off the bench.

Riley Cunningham led Pittsburg with nine points, all on 3-pointers, and Kyle Smith chipped in eight points.

BLUE SPRINGS 71, SENECA 31

Blue Springs held Seneca to one field goal in the first half as the Wildcats built a 35-11 halftime lead.

Seneca scored first on a 3-pointer by Tyrell Hembree, who led the Indians with 13 points, but a tight half-court Blue Springs defense left Seneca with few open shots.

Unofficially, the Indians made one of 18 field goal attempts in the first half, and they were 8-for-8 from the free-throw line.

Tyree King, a 6-0 freshman guard, and center Cody Isabel each scored 15 points for Blue Springs. Quinton Harris chipped in 11 points.

Blue Springs head coach Adam Jones said the Wildcats would face a familiar opponent today in Carl Junction.

“They’re a lot like us. They have some good athletes,” he said. “We know they have the athletes to put it to us if we don’t watch out.

“That was quite a milestone,” he said of Magee’s 1,000th point. “We’ve watched him in the four years we’ve been coming here.”

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