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Eighth graders sweep Cape

Thursday, December 13, 2007

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SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs eighth grade boys basketball team hosted Cape Central Wednesday night, beating the Tigers 34-27.

"We came out and played hard tonight," said Sikeston head coach Kevin Self. "We shot the ball well and made our free throws which helped us to come away with the win."

The Bulldogs were lead by Keldon Warfield and Caleb McGee who each finished with eight points a piece. The Tigers were lead by Tisdell who had 10 points on the night.

In the eighth grade B game, the Bulldogs came away with similar results, cruising by the Tigers 48-21.

"I thought my B team played really well tonight," said Self. "They were aggressive, moved the ball well on offense and snuffed them out on defense."

The Bulldogs were lead by Kil'Ron Coleman who had 12 points while the Tigers were lead by Knott who managed six points.

Sikeston will be back in action Tuesday night when they travel to New Madrid to take on the Eagles at 5 p.m.

Tuesday basketball

BROSLEY -- Twin Rivers pulled away from Kelly by controlling the midsection of the game, outscoring the Hawks 55-29 in the second and third quarters in a 79-45 win Tuesday night that pushed their record over the .500 mark.

Kenny Johnson led the Royals (4-3) with 19 points, while Kyle Oberkramer followed his big game on Saturday with 12 points.

"Our defensive intensity was outstanding," Twin Rivers coach Rob Brown said. "We caused a lot of mistakes in the second half."

The Royals earned the win by using a full-court press to frustrate the Hawks and force turnovers, which they then converted into points.

The Royals held a slim three-point lead after the first quarter but put 25 points on the scoreboard in the second and followed that with a 30-point performance in the third quarter.

CLARKTON -- The Richland Rebels improved to 1-1 in pool play of the Clarkton Tournament Tuesday night, defeating the Holcomb Hornets 65-41.

Richland (3-2) will play for third place in the tournament on Friday night. Their opponent will be determined tonight.

MOUNDS -- The Charleston Bluejays improved to 6-1 by defeating the previously unbeaten Meridian, Ill., squad 72-69.

The game was close the entire way and was tied at 58 at the end of three quarters. Charleston outscored Meridian 18-15 in the final quarter to post the win.

The Bluejays will be back in action Friday when they host the Caruthersville Tigers.

Some information provided by the SEMO News Service