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Dexter, Scott Central win; Scott City downs Bell City

Wednesday, February 4, 2004

DEXTER -- The Dexter Bearcats rebounded from a loss in the championship game of the Stoddard County tournament by pounding the Richland Rebels 91-27 Tuesday night.

Derek Demaree led the way for the Bearcats (14-5) with 21 points as Dexter jumped out to a 25-8 first quarter lead and never looked back.

Josh Miller and Chris Guethle added 15 and 11 points respectively and Anthony Elfrink chipped in 10. Richland (4-13) was led by Corey Moore's 12 points.

Dexter will host NMCC Thursday night while Richland will host Risco on Friday.

ORAN -- The visiting Scott Central Braves held Oran scoreless in the second quarter en route to a 68-19 win.

Chris Pullen led the Braves (10-10) with 25 points while Anthony Pullen and Jeremy Johnson each scored 10 points.

Oran (3-11) was led in scoring by Matt Seyer's seven points.

Scott Central will play again on Friday when they travel to NMCC. Oran also plays next Friday when they visit Bell City.

BELL CITY -- Scott City held Bell City standout guard Dominitrix Johnson scoreless in the second half allowing only 16 total points on their way to a 77-55 win.

Bell City (17-3) held a slim 39-37 lead at the half but were outscored by Scott City 18-4 in the third quarter.

The Cubs were led in scoring by Johnson's 14 while Tyler Victor finished with 10 points.

Mark Dannenmueller led Scott City with 30 points while Tyler Ward and Jeremy Schlosser scored 15 and 12, respectively.

Bell City's next game will be Friday when they host Oran.

WARDELL -- The Risco Tigers dropped a Tri-County Conference game Tuesday night to the North Pemiscot Mustangs 74-58.

Risco played the Mustangs tough in the first half, trailing 32-28 at the half but a North Pemiscot run early in the third quarter made things tough on the visiting Tigers.

"It was a good game a lot of the way through but they made the run early in the third quarter and we just couldn't recover," said Risco coach Brandon Blankenship. "It was a game that we needed, but we can still take some positive things away from it."

The Tigers (8-9) were led in scoring by Kyle Carlisle's 13 points. Dustin Patterson finished with 12 and Andrew Halford 11. Dustin Boatwright and B.J. Flippo each scored 15 for the Mustangs.

Risco will be in action again on Friday when they travel to Richland.

MARBLE HILL -- Delta rallied from a 35-28 halftime deficit to win on the road.

Zack Kelley led the Bobcats (13-5) with 18 points.

Kevin Bartels had 13, Derek Helderman 12 and Brent Menz 10.

The Cardinals (9-9) got 23 points from Travis Benfield.

-- Southeast Missourian

ADVANCE -- Advance lost a 12-point fourth-quarter lead and fell in overtime at home.

Tim Perry poured in 35 points for the Wildcats, who outscored the Hornets 14-4 in the fourth quarter and 15-5 in overtime.

James Masters led the Hornets (12-6) with 13 points.

-- Southeast Missourian

OAK RIDGE -- Lucas Horrell netted 21 points, including six 3-pointers, as Leopold moved to 1-0 in round-robin play in the Mississippi Valley Conference Tournament at Oak Ridge.

Brandon Bueter added 17 points for the Wildcats (8-8).

David Hovis scored a game-high 22 points for Zalma, which fell to 0-2 in pool play.

-- Southeast Missourian

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Central senior guard Ryan Delph entered the 1,000-point club Tuesday night at the Show Me Center, as the Tigers boys basketball team defeated cross-town rival Notre Dame 67-62.

Delph's big game nearly did not happen. Feeling sick over the last couple of days, Delph was nearly sent home from school Tuesday morning.

"I just made sure I came to school," Delph said. "I was under the weather the last couple of nights."

Needing 11 points to reach 1,000, Delph was able to pass the plateau with a basket late in the third quarter.

He led all scorers with 23 points, improving his career scoring total to 1,012.

Before Delph could secure his 1,000th point, the Tigers (16-4) had to play catch-up to a feisty Notre Dame squad. The Bulldogs (4-16) assumed an 11-2 lead early in the first quarter.

Jake Knepp finished with 20 points for the Tigers, who are now 2-1 since losing three starters to suspension. Eli Harris also missed his third straight game with a knee injury.

Bryce Willen led Notre Dame with 20 points. Klein finished with 12 points, scoring eight of those late in the fourth. Sophomore Alex Ressel finished with 10 points, all in the first three quarters.

-- Southeast Missourian

GIRLS BASKETBALL

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Notre Dame's girls basketball team's offense came to life in the second half in a 55-42 victory over Central Tuesday night at the Show Me Center.

The Tigers and Bulldogs combined for only 30 points in the first half with Notre Dame leading 16-14.

Both offenses worked deliberately, taking long periods of time off the clock each trip down.

Sommer McCauley finished with 20 points, 16 in the second half to lead Notre Dame.

-- Southeast Missourian