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Dons reject Bell City

Friday, February 24, 2006

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Bell City's William Bogan attempts to drive past Doniphan's Matt Rogers.
DONIPHAN -- The Bell City boys basketball team had its 14-game win streak snapped by host Doniphan in a 75-62 loss Thursday night.

The Cubs (22-4) had not lost since they fell to Charleston in the third-place game of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament on Dec. 30.

Bell City, a Class 1 team, had a 54-52 advantage with just over six minutes to play, but Doniphan (22-3 and ranked No. 6 in Class 3) sank the Cubs with a 14-2 run over the next 3 minutes.

Jeff Liggins led the Cubs with 19 points. Nick Niemcyzk netted 18, and Phillip Gross added 10.

Scott City rallied from a 14-point deficit in the final 3 minutes and 45 seconds to win at Caruthersville.

Sophomore Alex King capped the comeback with a layin with 4 seconds left off a pass from Andy Stephens.

"He made a heck of a pass," Scott City coach Lance Amick said. "Alex was open under the basket and Andy found him."

Freshman Shae Simmons hit two 3-pointers in the comeback.

King and Ethan Watkins each scored 20 points for the Rams (10-13). Stephens added 19.

Scott City hit 12 3-pointers -- including five by Stephens and five by Watkins -- but made just 7 of 21 free throws. The teams combined to shoot 20 of 52 on free throws.

"It wasn't a pretty display of free throw shooting," Amick said.

Woodland fell behind 19-2 after one quarter and was pounded on the road. Cody Barrett led Woodland (5-18) with 11 points.

Risco 75, Neelyville 54

RISCO -- Risco opened a 25-5 first-quarter lead en route to a 75-54 win on Senior Night on Thursday.

Andrew Halford (21) and Rodulfo Johnson (20) combined for 41 points. Two other, Ricky Davis with 12 and Brice Earnheart with 10, were in double figures for the Tigers, who improved to 12-10.

Risco closes out the regular season on the road against Zalma tonight.