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Advance holds off Richland

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Jeremy Limbaugh of the Advance Hornets looks to take the basket.
STEELE -- The Portageville Bulldogs boys basketball team won a road Bootheel Conference matchup on Friday night, over the South Pemiscot Bulldogs 67


Trailing by one with seconds left in the game, senior point guard Jordan Bidewell for Portageville, hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the victory over South Pemiscot.

Marcus Greene and Tony Brown led Portageville in scoring with 14 points apiece. Trey Mosby scored 13 points and Cory Chamberlain hit for 10 points for Portageville.

Brown led Portageville in rebounding with seven boards. Mosby and Green were second on the team with six rebounds apiece.

Chance Rucker, Anthony Jones and Antony Jones all scored 14 points to lead South Pemiscot.

DELTA - The East Prairie Eagles basketball team won on the road at Delta on Friday night, 63-29 against the Bobcats.

A big third quarter put the game away for the Eagles, as East Prairie outscored Delta 31-8 in the quarter. Caleb Hatton scored 13 of his game-

high 17 points in the third quarter, as the Eagles ran away with the contest.

"Our boys played hard tonight," said East Prairie head coach Jason Irby. "We passed the ball extremely well tonight and had a lot of assists that was just a team effort. We (coaches) have been talking to the team about coming out inspired in the third quarter. Tonight, the guys did come out well in the third and put the game away."

Besides Hatton's 17 points, point guard Dez Johnson pumped in 14 points for the Eagles. Post-player Tony Jones scored 13 points, to round out double-

digit scorers for East Prairie.

Delta was led in scoring by Terrance Below nine points, and Tyler Keys had seven points.

East Prairie (7-7) will play Oran in the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament, held at Chaffee on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

ADVANCE -- The Richland Rebels traveled to Advance and lost a Stoddard County Conference matchup with the Hornets on Friday night, 61-56.

Trailing 51-35 heading into the final quarter, Richland made a run on Advance by chipping away at the lead. The Rebels outscored Advance 21-10 in the fourth, but came up five points short and lost on the road 61-56.

"We were down by 20 points in the third quarter," said Richland head coach Jeff Jennewein, "and the kids just showed a lot of heart making the comeback that they did. Advance is a very good team and their defense forced us to take a lot of tough shots. I was just real proud of how our kids fought hard tonight and made it into a ballgame."

Richland was led in scoring by sophomores Tommy Harlan and Matt Ritch, with 16 and 15 points respectfully. Cameron Whittaker scored 13 points for the Rebels.

Daryl Wade led Advance with 21 points. Alex Steil chipped in with 13 points for the Hornets. James Masters and Trenton Moses each scored 10 points for Advance.

Richland (5-9) remains on the road, as the Rebels will travel to Zalma on Friday.

RIsCO -- The Risco Tigers basketball team lost a home Tri-County Conference game on Friday night, 83-72 to the Campbell Camels.

The second quarter spelled doom for the Tigers, as Risco failed to score a field goal in the quarter. Campbell outscored Risco 21-13 in the second. Risco went 13-for-18 from the foul line for their points in the quarter.

"The second quarter was definitely the turning point in the game," said Risco head coach Brandon Blankenship. "It was a physical game between the two teams. Campbell is deeper on the bench than us, so they pretty much wore us down. We couldn't overcome our foul trouble."

Shane Adair led the Camels with 27 points. Kenny Abernathy tossed in 16 points. Matt Bader chipped in with 15 points for Campbell.

Andrew Halford led Risco (4-8) with 24 points. Robert Fowler and Brice Earnheart each scored 13 points for the Tigers. Ricky Davis rounded out the double-digit scorers for Risco with 11 points.