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Kelly tops Scott Central, 83-77

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

BENTON -- Five Kelly players finished in double figures as the Hawks beat Scott County Central in an 83-77 shootout on Tuesday night.

Chris Romas led the way with 20 points, Michael Glastetter had 16, Kendal Deason had 15 and Josh Jones contributed 10 in the win.

It's the second highest offensive output Kelly has had this season. It is also Kelly's second straight win.

"We played extremely good defense," said Kelly coach Nick Lanpher. "The intensity was real high and we shot our free throws well."

Kelly trailed by five points going into the fourth quarter, but outscored the visiting Braves 38-27 in a wide-open final period to pull out the win.

"They were pressing us," explained Lanpher. "We were able to get through it and shot a lot of layups. Then they got to fouling us, and we hit our free throws down the stretch."

It was the third time the two teams have played this season. Scott Central won the first two matchups by scores of 82-72 and 73-51.

"They didn't burn us on the long pass this time," said Lanpher. "They didn't get a single one all night. We're playing well right now. We had a good win up at Notre Dame the other night and another good one tonight. The boys are playing hard. I think they're starting to realize that we have to play hard all four quarters if we're going to win." Scott Central was led by Chris Pullen with 26 points. Issac Porter and Josh Boley both scored 14. Andrew Pullen finished with 10.

The Hawks also won Tuesday's junior varsity game, 63-61. Kelly (5-7) will host Chaffee on Friday night while Scott Central (5-8) travels to Charleston.

BLOOMFIELD - The Dexter Bearcats had one of their biggest scares in six years of Stoddard County Conference play, but they were still able to hold on, defeating Bloomfield 65-62.

"We got out-played pretty much all night," said Dexter head coach Eric Sitze. "We didn't shoot the ball real well and we didn't play very good defense. We were lucky to win -- lucky to survive."

Dexter (9-3) hasn't lost to a Stoddard County team since falling to Bernie in January of 1998. The win also keeps intact the Bearcats' 42-game winning streak on Bloomfield's home court.

But those streaks were in serious jeopardy in the second half on Tuesday.

Bloomfield led 35-26 at the half and led by double figures in the second half.

"It seemed like we were down 20," said Sitze. "We were down 10 or 11 a couple times in second half. We finally started hitting some shots and our defense wasn't a lot better, but we did get a few more stops. That last quarter was the difference in the game."

Dexter got a big scoring night out of Josh Miller, who had 20 points. Derek Demaree added 18 points.

Tim Perry led Bloomfield with 21 points.

"I was thinking we might have a letdown going in," said Sitze. "We practiced like it yesterday. These kids have got to know teams are coming after them. If you kick a dog enough times he's going to get mad. These teams are coming after us and we've just got to be ready for them."

Dexter will play at Portageville on Thursday.

PUXICO - The Bell City Cubs improved to 12-2 on the season with a an 87-64 win against Stoddard County Conference foe Puxico here on Tuesday.

The Cubs got another big scoring night out of senior point guard Dominitrix Johnson, who had a game-high 31 points.

"He had a real good game," said Bell City head coach David Heeb. "He didn't shoot really well tonight, but he did a good job of rebounding. These guys are getting more and more consistent and that's what it's going to take to reach our goals."

Bell City also got a big night out of Jeff Liggins, who chipped in with 20 points.

"I thought we got a big contribution tonight from Jeff Liggins," said Heeb. "He had 20 and had 10 or 11 rebounds. It's the best game he's had all year."

Bell City will play at Woodland next Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

ESSEX -- Corey Moore scored 19 points, leading Richland to a 54-36 win over Gideon on Tuesday night.

It was the Rebels' third win of the season.

"They were a very big team," said Richland coach Doyle Denbow. "They had a 6-7, a 6-6, a 6-4 and a 6-5. We just played an excellent ballgame to beat them. They had better talent, they were a better team. We held the ball on them and made them play our game. They had to come after us, and when they did, we took it in."

Richland fell behind 10-4, but came back to outscore Gideon 12-4 in the second quarter, 13-6 in the third, then 25-16 in the fourth.

Sametrius Booker scored 11 points for the Rebels. Gentry Herrion had nine and John Griffin added eight. Gideon was led by Chris Woodall with 22.

Richland also won the junior varsity game, 51-33. Cameron Whitaker scored 11 for the Rebels.

Richland (3-9) will travel to Advance on Friday night.

JACKSON -- Tyler McNeely scored 17 points and Jack Puisis added 12 as Jackson beat Woodland 62-45 on Tuesday.

The Indians led all the way, outscoring the Cardinals 18-8 in the first quarter, 15-14 in the second, 13-9 in the third, then 16-14 in the fourth.

"I was proud of my guys tonight," said Woodland coach David Mirly. "We got ourselves in a little hole there in the first quarter, but battled all the way back and were down by three about halfway through the third quarter. Jackson then hit a couple of 3-pointers to open the game up. Outside of a few runs by Jackson, we played nose to nose with them pretty much the whole game."

Woodland was led by Cody McCraw with 16 points and Travis Benfield with 13.

The Cardinals (8-5) will travel to Meadow Heights on Friday.

CLARKTON -- Risco suffered its fifth straight loss on Tuesday night, falling 60-45 at Clarkton.

Reindeer point guard Mikie Vegar did the most damage, pumping in a game-high 28 points.

"Our intensity level was better, and our effort was better tonight," said Risco head coach Brandon Blankenship. "We're just having a tough time finding ways to score right now. Our last two or three games, we haven't broke 50 points. We're just not doing a good job of taking care of the basketball. Hopefully we will be back on the right track soon."

Risco was led by Kyle Carlisle with 21 points. Andrew Halford and Darrin Martin each added nine.

The Tigers (4-6) will host Campbell on Friday night for their homecoming.

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Notre Dame's boys basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak with a 43-37 win over Ste. Genevieve on Tuesday night.

The Bulldogs' last win came over Delta in the opening round of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament. Since then Notre Dame (3-11) has been on the wrong side of several lopsided losses, including three straight losses of 20 or more points.

"We've got a long way to go but hopefully this is a step in the right direction," Notre Dame coach Darrin Scott said.

Notre Dame jumped out to a double-digit lead in the second half at 24-11 and led 28-21 at halftime. The Dragons wittled away at Notre Dame's lead and briefly took the lead in the third quarter, which ended with the Bulldogs up 33-32.

Bryce Willen led Notre Dame with 11 points.

-- Southeast Missourian


St. Vincent extended its winning streak to six games with a road win. The Indians (7-3) fell behind 20-13 after the first quarter and trailed 40-39 after three quarters. St. Vincent outscored Windsor 19-7 in the fourth to secure the win.

Danny Rellergert led St. Vincent with 16 points and Alex Armbruster had 13.

-- Southeast Missourian

PATTON -- Meadow Heights put away Oak Ridge with strong perimeter shooting at home, its first game back in over two weeks.

Meadow Heights (7-4) hit 11 3-pointers in the game and put 10 players in the scoring column. Terry Wagner led Meadow Heights with 21, Brad Adams had 16 and Heath Fulton had 15. Oak Ridge (0-12) was led by Terry Bogenpohl with 22, Austin Hahs had 17, Austin Moorison with 16 and Bryan Ruesler added 10.

-- Southeast Missourian

Oran 58, Zalma 40

ORAN -- Oran notched its second win with a victory over visiting Zalma.

The Eagles (2-9) used strong second and third-quarter performances to pull away from the Bulldogs. Garrett Roslen led Oran with 26 points and Trevor Irwin had 12.

David Hovis led Zalma with 13 points and Curt Wiseman had 11.

-- Southeast Missourian

ADVANCE -- Advance led 17-2 after the first quarter and won easily at home. The Hornets (8-4) got 20 points from Daryl Wade and 15 from Tyler Bowman.

Brandon Davis had 10 points for Chaffee.

-- Southeast Missourian