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Charleston hammers Oran

Monday, December 31, 2001

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Charleston Blue Jays took on Jackson in the championship of the University High School Christmas Tournament Saturday at 8:30 p.m. The results of the game will be printed in Monday's edition of the Standard Democrat.

Friday night, the Blue Jays made easy work of Oran's Eagles as Charleston rolled to a 58-37 victory.

Senior Jordy Mixon led Charleston with only 20 points, marking his lowest scoring output thus far in the tournament.

But it didn't seem to matter.

Following Mixon in scoring were teammates Dontay Clark and Deshaundry Hamilton who finished with 11 and 10 respectively.

One of the major downfalls for the Eagles was their scoring output, as Oran did not have a single player in double digits.

While they were within three at 7-4 after the first quarter, Charleston's 20 spot provided a substantial lift to give the Blue Jays with a 27-8 lead at intermission.

After the tournament, the Blue Jays will next be in action on Friday, Jan. 4, at Sikeston.

The Indians gained entrance into the championship matchup via an overtime victory of Notre Dame.

The Bulldogs were up four with less than 1:30 left, but a series of free throws and a running jumper from Jeffery Beck found the game tied at 48 after regulation had expired.

In OT Beck went 7-8 from the charity stripe to give the Indians the victory. Beck finished with 16 points.

Senior Seth McDowell scored 21 points in the contest for Jackson, which was tops among scorers in the game.

Notre Dame's juniors Travis Siebert and Tyler Cuba both dumped in 14 points apiece to lead the Bulldogs.

Just like Thursday night, the Hornets had their chances, this time against the Tigers, as Advance fell out of the U-High Tournament.

With 4:57 left in the third quarter, Advance's Andrew Jenkins cut Cape's lead to two as he stole the ball and drove down court for a lay up. After the bucket, with the score 37-35, things slowly began to slip away for Advance.

Advance had one last gasp as Cape was only up 11 at 54-43, but within 42 seconds both Jenkins and Cain Kelley had fouled out for the Hornets.

Cape hit 18-20 free throws in the final frame, to equal over half of their 28 in the quarter.

Sophomore Mitch Craft led all scorers in the game with 17 points. Fellow sophomore Ryan Delph followed closely behind with 16.

Zach Hudson led Advance with 17 points, which included eight field goals. Cain Kelley, the Hornets' postman, finished the game with 12.

A night after beating themselves at the line, Bell City's Cubs went 7-8 from the charity stripe within the last 35 seconds to give the Cubs a shot at the fifth place title.

Sophomore Dominitrix Johnson went 3-4 and he hit the final two stripers to give Bell City the 77-72 win.

Carl Hadly was perfect from the line on the night as he went 5-5 and hit four of them within the final 35-second time frame.

The Braves gave Bell City a run the entire game as Scott Central led after the first quarter 22-16, but the Cubs reclaimed the lead at 42-34 at the half.

Johnson led the Cubs in the victory with 23 points, closely behind was Carl Hadly with 21.

Senior Brave Chris Johnson led all scorers in the contest with 30 points.

For the second time in two days Delta got to the free throw line more times than their opponent as the Bobcats went 15-21 from the line verses the Cardinals only going 6-9.

Delta, who led 46-43 after three quarters, held Woodland to only three points in the final frame to claim the victory.

Senior Craig Bock led all scorers with 22 points to assist Delta in making it to the consolation championship. Bock knocked down four three pointers and went 4-5 from the line.

Woodland's Michael Owens led the Cardinals with 14 points. Owens was the only player in double digits on the night for the Cardinals.

The Bobcats will next travel to Zalma Friday night.

The Rams used great defensive pressure to hold the Red Devils under control. The most Chaffee could ever muster in a quarter was 13 when the Red Devils led after the first quarter at 13-10.

The Red Devils, behind a trey from Andrew Horrell and free throw shooting from James Reischman and Josh Lamer, held a half time lead of 23-11.

In the third quarter, though, things went south for Chaffee. The Red Devils could only muster four points as Scott City dropped in 15, five of which came from the hands of junior D.J. Walton.

Walton led all scorers in the game with 18 points, including seven field goals.

Another notable for Scott City was the shooting of junior Chad Weatherspoon. Weatherspoon hit 7-8 from the free throw line and nailed a field goal.