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Bell City point guard scores care-high against Bernie

Sunday, December 21, 2003

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Dominitrix Johnson
BERNIE -- Dominitrix Johnson scored a career-high 41 points, leading Bell City to an 84-44 win over Bernie on Friday night.

"He had a quiet 41, if that's possible," said Bell City coach David Heeb. "He really did a good job of getting the other guys involved like he always does. Whenever it was time to get a bucket and knock them out when we had them on the ropes, he did his thing."

Behind Johnson, Tyler Victor scored 10 and Randy Conn added nine for the Cubs. Bernie was led by Zach Dill, who scored 31.

"He's a great player, and I really tip my hat to the entire Bernie community for everything they've been through," said Heeb. "And I know Zach was directly involved in that accident. It's just a real inspiration to see a kid that has been through that much play basketball. And to go out and play at the level he's at is just remarkable."

Bell City (6-1) will face Meadow Heights in the first round of the seMissourian Tournament on Dec. 26 at 4:30 p.m.

CLARKTON -- Clarkton beat Risco in the third place game of the Clarkton Holiday Tournament on Friday night, 65-55.

Risco held a four-point lead at halftime, but was outscored 18-8 in the third.

"That was the difference right there," said Risco coach Brandon Blankenship. "I thought we pushed the ball well in the first half and rebounded the ball well, but we came out a little flat in the third quarter."

Matt Trudell led the Reindeer with 21 points. Mike Vegar had 18 and Steven White added 15. For Risco, Darren Martin led the way with 19 and Kyle Carlisle had 12.

"I was pleased with the way my guys played, even though we lost," said Blankenship. "I thought we played a pretty solid game."

Risco (4-3) will travel to Bloomfield on Jan. 6.

WOODLAND -- Woodland ran its record to 6-1 with a 51-47 win over Kelly on Friday night.

Early on, the Cardinals clamped down on the defensive end, allowing just two points in the first quarter and nine in the second. Kelly's offense came alive in the second half as the Hawks took a one-point lead with just over a minute left in regulation.

Woodland hit a few big free throws down the stretch to hold on for the 51-47 victory.

"We came out and really played some good defense in the first half," said Woodland coach David Mirly. "I knew (Kelly) would come out with a lot more intensity in the second half, and they did. My team showed a lot of character by not falling apart there in the last minute."

Cody McCraw led the Cardinals with 14 points. Chad Holvey and Travis Benfield each scored 11.

For Kelly, Chris Romas scored 13 and Brooks Edmond added 12. Woodland (6-1) will play Advance in the seMissourian Tournament on Dec. 26 at 6 p.m.

ZALMA -- Curt Wiseman scored 25 points and Joey Clubb added 15 as Zalma came from behind to beat Chaffee on Friday night, 61-44.

The Red Devils led by two points going into the fourth quarter, but were outscored 26-7 in the final frame to lose the game.

"I thought our kids played real hard tonight," said Chaffee coach Brian Horrell. "For three quarters, we came out and really executed. Zalma just had a tremendous fourth quarter. They just didn't miss."

For Chaffee, Brandon Davis scored 15, Tyler Graham had 14 and Richard Hinkebin added 11.

The Red Devils (0-5) will face Charleston in the first round of the seMissourian Christmas Tournament on Dec. 26. Chaffee lost Friday's junior varsity game in overtime, 48-47.

RICHLAND -- Jordan Patterson scored 11 points, leading East Prairie to a 65-55 win over Richland on Friday night.

"On (Thursday) night, we outplayed the other team but just came up on the lower end of the score," said Richland coach Doyle Denbow. "Tonight we were kind of flat and didn't play that well, but we're getting better all the time. (East Prairie) was just so much bigger than us. They wore us down."

Richland was led by Corey Moore with 24 points and Jackie Smith with 13.

The Rebels (1-6) will face Dexter in the first round of the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament on Dec. 26.

DELTA -- Delta trailed visiting Oran by five points entering the fourth quarter but the Bobcats outscored the Eagles 24-17 in the period to prevail.

Brent Menz scored 19 points to pace the Bobcats (4-3). Also in double figures were Daniel Cook with 12, Zack Kelley with 12 and Cody Crowden with 11.

Garrett Roslen pumped in 20 points for the Eagles (1-4) and Matt Seyer added 16. Oran was hurt by hitting just four of 14 free throws.

KENNETT -- Jackson built a 34-15 halftime lead on the road and coasted through the second half for its sixth straight win. Tyler McNeely of Jackson (6-1) led all scorers with 19 points. Jason Schafer had 15 and Nick Fiehler added 13.

Perryville 51, Ste. Genevieve 44

PERRYVILLE -- Nick Hayden scored 19 points to lead Perryville defeated Ste. Genevieve 51-44 at home. Nick Hayden led Perryville (2-5) with 19 points and Kyle Dobbelare added 10.

OAK RIDGE -- Oak Ridge trailed by just four points with a minute and a half left in the fourth quarter and went on to lose to Valle 60-47 at home. Austin Morrison led Oak Ridge (0-7) with 21 points.

Some information provided by SEMO News Service.