AUBREY -- The Aubrey Chaparrals forced 19 turnovers, with seven coming in the first quarter, en route to a 75-59 victory over the Pilot Point Bearcats on Tuesday night.
The turnovers were a direct result of the 1-3-1 zone defense that Aubrey coach Kyle Smith decided to use against Pilot Point afer watching game film.
"It was definitely something we saw on film and implemented it in practice, and it seemed to work," Smith said.
The Chaparrals were buoyed by a massive third quarter that saw the offense score 25 points, with nine of those points coming from big man Max Scott's hot shooting from 3-point range.
The crowd roared when he made shots on the way to a 15-point night.
Aubrey's Hayden Smith connected from long range three times and finished with a game-high 23 points. Adrian Porter was second on the team with 17 points, including some rim-rattling dunks that shifted the momentum early to the Aubrey side.
Going into the fourth quarter, Aubrey held a comfortable 18-point lead. Pilot Point coach Jeff Price switched from the man defense he had been using to a full-court zone defense that accounted for four turnovers from the Chaparrals -- their most in any quarter.
The Bearcats were able to cut the lead to nine points with 2:45 left, and Price took his last timeout. The Bearcats could not make the stops they needed down the stretch, had to start fouling and could not complete the comeback.
Aubrey 75, Pilot Point 59
Pilot Point -- M. Shepperd 17, C. Collinsworth 13, D. Wood 8, Q. Kemp 7, Javin Bruce 7, T. Hellman 5, R. Riney 2.
Aubrey (8-1) -- Hayden Smith 23, Adrian Porter 17, Max Scott 15, Christian Porter 4, Ethan Wooley 4.