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Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Oran hammers East Prairie for third consecutive win

Wednesday, December 12, 2001

EAST PRAIRIE - The Oran Eagles got 28 points out of Nathan Seyer to push past East Prairie 72-41 on Tuesday.

Oran (4-1) led 16-8 after one quarter and pushed the lead to 28-14 by halftime. East Prairie never could overcome the halftime deficit.

"They're definitely the best defensive team we've gone against," said East Prairie head coach Jason Irby, whose team falls to 2-4.

"They play really well together and they have a good mix of kids. We knew they were going to be good. They're probably the best team in the conference."

Ryne Wood posted 15 points for Oran, but it was the team's defense that stood out on Tuesday. East Prairie had just 22 points entering the fourth quarter.

Justin Poley led East Prairie with 14 points. The Eagles never could get their guards on track.

"We just couldn't knock down the shots," said Irby. "They really tried to take away the 3-point shot and forced us to penetrate. They shut down a couple of our main guys and we couldn't find anybody to step up and score."

East Prairie will play at Century High School in Southern Illinois on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Oran has won three straight games and will travel to Delta on Friday.

PORTAGEVILLE - The Portageville Bulldogs improved to 3-1 on the season with a 58-30 win over visiting Senath-Hornersville on Tuesday. The Bulldogs led 33-7 at the half and were never threatened.

"It was pretty lopsided but Senath starts three or four sophomores -- they're pretty young," said Portageville head coach Jim Bidewell. "We start five seniors, so we have quite a bit more experience than they do."

The Bulldogs placed 12 different players in the scoring column led by senior J.T. Williams with 15 points. No other Bulldog reached double figures. Senath-Hornersville was led by Ryan Shelton with 11 points.

"We were a little sluggish coming out at halftime, but everybody got a chance to play and we're always pleased with that," said Bidewell.

Portageville will play at North Pemiscot on Friday at 6 p.m.

DELTA -- Meadow Heights had five players finish in double figures, rolling to a 96-82 win over Delta.

Josh Mayfield led the Panthers' scoring attack with 25, followed by Joey Bell with 21, Chris Burr with 13, Joe Jordan with 11 and Cody Smith with 10.

For Delta, Craig Bock and Lance Kinder each scored 25. Meadow Heights (5-1) if off to its best start in 10 years.