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Isaiah Hart scores 32 as No. 7 Bucks head into holiday break with rout of Snead State

Dec. 13, 2017

Sophomore Isaiah Hart hit six 3-pointers and scored 32 points to lead the Motlow Bucks to a 96-62 defeat of the Snead State Parsons on Snead's home court in Boaz, Ala., Monday night.

The Bucks (10-1, 5-0) have won eight consecutive games but will not play again for over three weeks. Their next scheduled contest is Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, when they travel to West Plains, Missouri for a pair of games. Motlow will play the host school, Missouri West Plains, on Friday and Nationwide Academy on Saturday.

The Bucks end the first half of the season ranked No. 7 in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) poll, and lead the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) conference standings with a 5-0 record.

Motlow was never seriously challenged in Boaz, jumping out to a 41-32 halftime advantage. As they have done all season, the Bucks shot the ball very well, connecting on 52.4 percent of their shots from the field and 39.3 percent of their three pointers.

Hart hit 6-9 from three-point range and 12-17 from the field against the Parsons. The Murfreesboro sophomore averages 20.4 points per game and is shooting 52 percent from behind the three-point line. He also added three assists, two steals and two rebounds. He is second in the TCCAA in scoring, fourth is assists and fifth in steals. He leads the state in three-point field goal percentage and is second in free throw percentage, hitting over 90 percent from the charity stripe.

Motlow's Rashawn Fredericks continued his recent string of double-doubles, scoring 10 points and hauling in 14 rebounds. Kevonte Corley was one point shy of a double-double himself, scoring nine points with 14 rebounds, and Derrick Rayford also flirted with a double-double by adding eight assists to his 11 point production.

Dillon Smith added eight points, four rebounds and three steals; David Fraser scored seven points and had five rebounds and three steals; Anthony Yarbrough had five points and added four rebounds; and Zaire Swaby and Chad Emmons each scored four points.

Following their trip to Missouri in early January, the Bucks will step back into TCCAA play with a trip to East Tennessee, facing Roane State in Harriman on Jan. 12, and Walters State in Morristown Jan. 13. Motlow will finally return to Copperweld Arena when it hosts Dyersburg State at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19.

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Motlow State sophomore Isaiah Hart absorbs contact on his way to the basket in Motlow's recent home win over Chattanooga State. Hart is averaging over 20 points per game for the Bucks and leads the state in three-point shooting at 52 percent. He scored 32 points, including 6-9 three pointers, in Motlow's 96-62 road win over Snead State Monday night. Jeff Reed Photography.