Two teams battling in the top half of the Bluegrass conference met on Tuesday as Mormon Trail dismantled Moravia 69-34.
It was a letdown performance from the Mohawks, who were riding a four game winning streak coming into the game. The energy wasn’t there. Neither was the execution.
Mateo Varese finished as the Mohawks leading scorer with 10 points. Tyler Fowler added nine points. Fowler picked up where he left off in recent games as he was the source of most of Moravia’s offense in the first quarter scoring six of the team’s nine points.
Mormon Trail set the tone early with a 9-0 run to start the game. They were able to break down a lackadaisical Mohawk defense to find the open shot. Meanwhile, Moravia would try to run and get into transition where they thrive but Mormon Trail was able to get back and force the Mohawks to run a half court offense.
Moravia found themselves trailing 24-9 after one quarter and in danger of it getting out of hand in the first half. It wouldn’t get any better for Moravia as Mormon Trail continued to pick them apart. Mormon Trail’s Parker Hitt was all over the floor with 18 points in the first half. Hitt’s 18 outscored the Mohawks who trailed 39-17 going into halftime.
Frustration set in for the Mohawks in the second half as the offense continued to be stagnant and the defense lacked energy. It was certainly a humbling loss for a team that had won five out their last six and were easily able to get in transition.
Moravia (7-4) will look to bounce back on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. when they travel to Melcher-Dallas (5-2).