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Sanders leads EP to second win; Risco tops Southland

Wednesday, December 3, 2003

CHAFFEE -- East Prairie ran its record to 2-0 with a 68-45 win over Chaffee on Tuesday night.

Jordan Sanders had another big night for the Eagles, scoring 26 points with eight 3-pointers.

With just over a minute left before the half, and Chaffee trailing by seven, Sanders nailed four treys to put the Eagles up 40-21. East Prairie never looked back from there, rolling to the 23-point victory.

"It wasn't a matter of us forgetting about him," said Chaffee coach Brian Horrell. "They did some good things to get him wide open shots and he knocked them down."

Behind Sanders, Aaron Harland scored 14. For Chaffee, Brandon Davis scored 13 and Sid Burks added 12.

Chaffee (0-1) will face Saxony Lutheran on Friday.

"I've heard a lot of good things about Saxony Lutheran," said Horrell. "This is their first year of varsity, but they had a lot of success last year and they've got all those kids back. It will be a tough game for us at their place."

East Prairie also won the junior varsity game 66-51. For Chaffee, Augi Orr scored 27 points.

WOODLAND - Woodland won its first game of the season on Tuesday night, beating Zalma 58-55 in the consolation semifinals of the Woodland Tournament.

Chad Hulvi paced the Cardinals with 18 points, followed by Cody McCraw with 14 and Anthony Grojean with 12. Tim Landing led Zalma with 15 points, followed by David Hovis and Kurt Wiseman with 14 each.

"It was a back and fourth battle, but we held our composure down at the end," said Chaffee coach David Mirly. "We hit some big free throws down the stretch. I was proud of the effort the guys gave throughout the game. They really had to fight their way to get this victory."

Woodland will play the loser of an Oak Ridge/Meadow Heights game in the consolation finals on Friday at 5 p.m.

WOODLAND -- Delta handed rookie head coach Shawn Kinder his first victory at his alma mater as the sixth-seeded Bobcats surprised third-seeded Meadow Heights 84-74 in the Woodland Tournament's final first-round game.

The Bobcats, playing their season opener, jumped out to a 21-4 first-quarter lead and never looked back. Kevin Bartels led the way with 20 points, Aaron Kinder and Brent Menz both had 19, and Zack Kelley added 14.

Meadow Heights (1-1) got 24 points from Heath Fulton, 18 from Brad Adams, 15 from Terry Wagner and 14 from Anthony Bollinger.

"We jumped on them early and kind of held on," Shawn Kinder said. "It was kind of a surprise, I guess."

BERNIE -- Kyle Carlisle scored 26 points and Andrew Halford added 20, leading Risco to a 72-41 win over Southland in the first round of the Bernie Tournament on Tuesday.

The Tigers held a 22-11 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back, outscoring Southland 16-10 in the second, 17-9 in the third, then 17-11 in the fourth.

"I was very pleased with our ball distribution," said Risco coach Brandon Blankenship. "We spread it around and got everybody involved in the offense."

For Southland, Brian Nepper led the way with 20 points and Michael George contributed 10.

Risco (1-0) will face second-seeded Clarkton in the semifinals Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

BERNIE - Head coach Chad Allen used what appeared to be a different team in the Puxico Indians' win against the Cooter Wildcats on Tuesday night.

The consolation bracket game of the Bernie Tournament saw the Indians shut down the Wildcats in what turned into a Puxico sideshow as they went on to win 70-25.

Derek Creasy increased his scoring output from nine the previous night, dropping in 23-points. Jesse Townsend was no slouch either as he too dropped in 23 points for the Indians.

"I think we came out harder and played harder tonight," Allen said. "Still our defense is not near where it needs to be. We need to work a lot on blocking out and get better as the year goes on."

The win was Puxico's first of the very young season and moved the Indians to a 1-1 record.

Other scores from the Bernie Tournament came in first round action as the Clarkton Reindeer knocked off Holcomb in a 62-37 final.

DONIPHAN -- Doniphan opened the 2003-2004 season with an 84-49 win over Greenville.

The Dons were led by 6-foot-8 sophomore Matt Rogers, who scored 20 points.