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Sikeston freshmen end season with win

Tuesday, February 1, 2005

SIKESTON - The Sikeston freshman basketball team wrapped up its season with a 64-42 home victory against Twin Rivers on Monday.

The Bulldogs finish up at 4-12.

Sikeston raced out to a 22-6 first quarter lead and was never threatened. They led 39-22 at the half and 53-34 heading into the fourth quarter.

Sikeston was led by Sherwin Jones' 17 points. Ashton Hubbard and Tommie Strong each had 10 points.

"We came out aggressive and I'm proud of how they played," said Sikeston coach Chris Sarakas. "They stuck with it all year and worked hard. Hopefully they'll build on this win and learn from it and get something positive out of it."

GIRLS BASKETBALL

CHARLESTON - The Kelly Lady Hawks came out strong in the first quarter to defeat Charleston on the road.

Kelly got a team-high 28 points from the red-hot Kelly Essner. Jessica Burnett had 12, Stephanie Hency had 11 and Brittany Ponder added 10 points.

They overcame the 6-foot-2 Shytoria Davis' 35 points for the Lady Bluejays.

"We're very excited to beat them," said Kelly coach Rod McQuerter. "Charleston is a tough team and Shytoria Davis is an outstanding post player. Our girls played hard and competed in a hostile environment tonight."

Kelly (16-2) will host Neelyville today at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, Kelly defeated Twin Rivers 62-31 behind Essner's 24 points.

CHAFFEE - The Oran Lady Eagles defeated Chaffee on the road on Tuesday after out-scoring the Lady Devils 21-11 in the second half.

Oran (5-6) was led by Erica Michelson's 16 points.

Chaffee got 10 points out of Kegan Orr.

Oran will host Sikeston tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.

NEW MADRID - The Scott Central Bravettes out-scored NMCC 14-8 in the fourth quarter to pull away from the host Lady Eagles on Monday.

Scott Central (14-3) was led by Brittney Peet's 13 points and Janet Penrod's 12 points.

NMCC got nine points apiece from T'sia Matthews and Heavenly Wren.

Scott Central will host Dexter on Thursday at 6 p.m. while NMCC will host Delta at 6 p.m.

EAST PRAIRIE - Scott City did not allow East Prairie more than two points in any quarter, and the Rams (7-11) won on the road. Christy Laxton scored 14 points for Scott City.