“Having two guys that can go up is really useful on a team, but two will never beat five,” said Smith, who scored 24 points to pace Plano. “If we all play together like we did tonight and we’re always finding the open man, we will prevail in the end.”
Towards the end of the game, the Reapers (11-8, 3-2) had options.
Plano could have relied on Smith to score all of the points because he was the hot hand who earned 24 points and two steals. Instead, Barraza and Woodhouse decided to tally 12 points each and Williams added 11 points, three steals and a pair of rebounds.