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Sikeston eighth, ninth graders win

Friday, January 4, 2008

CAPE GIRARDEAU--Sikeston's eighth and ninth grade boys basketball teams both notched victories on Thursday evening against Cape Central, with the eighth grade winning 47-25, and the ninth grade winning 55-22.

In the eighth grade game, Sikeston had a lead of 24-12 at half time, and eventually pulled away to the 47-25 victory on 18 field goals, including one 3-

pointer from Earl Grissom.

Keldon Warfield and Hunter Williams each scored 12 points in the win for the Bulldogs.

"We're playing better," Sikeston head coach Kevin Self said. "We're starting to put things together. We lost our first four games, then won the last three in a row, to put our record at 3-4."

Self went on to say that they have a tough match-up in Charleston, at home on Monday night, and that the opponents they will face the rest of the season will all be tough.

"We're still trying to figure out how to play hard," Self said. "They'll eventually be a good group."

In ninth grade action, Sikeston head coach Chris Sarakas said his club worked on several things over the Christmas break to keep improving each game.

The Bulldogs defeated the Tigers 55-22, on 25 field goals, including two 3-

pointers from Will Holifield. Sikeston was 5-for-10 at the free-throw line.

Cape Central trailed 29-16 at half-time.

"We came out of Christmas break with good intensity," Sarakas said. "Overall we had a good effort tonight."

Sikeston was led in scoring by Treston Pulley, who finished the game with 13 points. Janeil Hatchett added 9 points and Michael Sherrod finished with 8.