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Sanders scores 30: EP still undefeated

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

EAST PRAIRIE -- Jordan Sanders hit six 3-pointers, scoring 30 overall in East Prairie's 76-61 win over Egyptian on Tuesday night.

With the victory, the Eagles are now 3-0 heading into Friday's game against Senath-Hornersville.

"We're playing pretty well right now," said East Prairie coach Jason Irby. "I think our kids realize they can be pretty good if they continue to work hard and play together. We just want to continue to step up as the competition gets better."

The Eagles jumped out to a commanding 26-15 lead and never looked back.

Behind Sanders, Roger Swann scored 12 and Anthony Smith had 11.

"Our kids came out in the first half and kind of shocked them," said Irby. "I don't think they were ready for us to jump out on them that quick. Egyptian made a couple of runs at us in the second half, but we were able to fight back and push it back out to a good lead."

For Egyptian, Modicue scored 16, Love had 11 and Prater scored 10. The Pharaohs had six 3-pointers compared to East Prairie's nine.

"We don't have any jealousy, and that's the best thing," said Irby. "These kids just want to win. It has been so long, winning is the only thing that matters to them right now. If we can keep that attitude, we'll be all right."

RISCO -- With seven players out with the flu, Risco had just four varsity and four junior varsity players available for Tuesday's game against Holcomb.

The Tigers were able to overcome their lack of numbers, pulling out an impressive 72-51 victory.

"Everybody was telling me we should cancel this game and reschedule it," said Risco coach Brandon Blankenship. "These guys really stepped it up. To me, it was kind of a statement -- especially down in our area. We weren't even close to having our whole team, and we still beat them by 20. I'm extremely proud of those guys."

Kyle Carlisle scored 21 points, Darrin Martin added 20 and Andrew Halford contributed 15 in the win.

"The guys that played -- Carlisle, Martin and Halford -- I can't say enough about," said Blankenship.

Holcomb was led by Bradley Scott with 18 and Kallen Story with 14.

Risco (3-1) will host Bernie on Friday night.

BELL CITY -- Dominitrix Johnson scored 25 points, leading Bell City to an 81-56 win over Advance on Tuesday night.

"We had a lot of guys step up tonight," said Bell City coach David Heeb. "It was a group effort."

The Cubs trailed 14-12 at the end of the first quarter, but came back to outscore the Cubs 27-11 in the second period. "We kind of got back to looking like Bell City," said Heeb. "The kids just kept shooting. We missed some shots in the first quarter, but Zak McIntyre really got off to a good start in the second quarter because he didn't give up on himself."

McIntyre had three treys in the game, finishing with 13 overall. Jeff Liggins had 15 points and Randy Conn added 10. For Advance, Drew Sherman had 18 and Jeremy Limbaugh added 14.

"Advance has a solid ballclub," said Heeb. "Their coach has been around as long as anybody and they play hard and aggressive. To beat a team like that by this kind of margin is a statement I think about where we are headed."

Bell City (3-1) will face Delta on Friday.

DEXTER -- Derek Demaree scored a game-high 21 points, leading Dexter to a 76-53 win over Notre Dame on Tuesday.

The Bearcats got a bit of revenge with the victory, after losing to the Bulldogs in last year's district championship game, but head coach Eric Sitze wasn't too giddy.

"We still turned the ball over too much," he said.

Dexter trailed 14-13 after the first quarter, but came back to outscore Notre Dame 19-7 in the second, 22-16 in the third and 22-16 in the fourth.

Behind Demaree, Chris Guethle scored 13 points. Josh Miller and Derek Roberts each had nine.

"I thought we played fairly hard most of the game," said Sitze. "We came out a little sloppy in he first quarter, but we crashed the boards on offense pretty good. We were also better on the defensive boards tonight."

Notre Dame was led by Bryce Willen with 18 and John Eric Klein with 12.

Dexter (2-1) will face Jackson on Friday.

CAMPBELL -- Richland suffered another tough loss on Tuesday, losing 72-68 to Campbell.

The Rebels held a 35-27 halftime lead, but saw the Camels rally with a 45-33 run in the second half to pull out the win.

Jackie Smith led the Rebels with 16 points. Corey Moore and Gentry Herrion each contributed 14. Sam Booker added 11.

For Campbell, Kagel and Bishop each scored 16. Sinkle had 11. Richland (1-3) will travel to Bloomfield on Friday.

ST. VINCENT -- Jeremy Schlosser scored 15 points and Mark Dannenmueller added 14, leading Scott City to a 73-38 win over St. Vincent on Tuesday.

The Rams led the entire game, outscoring St. Vincent 17-9 in the first quarter, 23-17 in the second, 17-8 in the third, then 16-4 in the fourth.

St. Vincent was led by Alex Armbruster with 18.

OAK RIDGE -- Brent Menz scored a game-high 22 points in Delta's 65-39 win over Oak Ridge on Tuesday. Behind Menz, Daniel Cook scored 19 for the Bobcats. Oak Ridge was led by Austin Morrison with 13.

ZALMA -- Scott Central won its second game of the season Tuesday night, blistering Zalma 81-48. The Braves (2-3) will play host to Oak Ridge on Friday.

In other varsity boys basketball games, Clarkton defeated Naylor 72-54 and Hayti beat South Pemiscot 55-52.