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Bulldogs freeze up the Bearcats in second half

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Sikeston's Daryl Howard drives around Dexter's Josh Sifford in the second quarter
(Photo by David Jenkins, Staff)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston ninth grade basketball team defeated Dexter at home 54-38 Wednesday night.

Sikeston jumped out to a 8-0 lead in the first quarter but Dexter responded and took a 16-14 lead after one quarter. However Sikeston regained the lead at halftime 29-25.

In the third quarter, Sikeston's Mike Sherrod caught fire, scoring nine of his team's 11 points in the quarter, pulling ahead of the cold-shooting Bearcats 40-33.

Sikeston (8-3) was able to extend the lead in the fourth from the free throw line as Dexter had to resort to fouling.

Sikeston was led by Sherrod, who finished the game with 11 points. Daryl Howard, Will Holifield and Corey Porter all finished with nine points.

Alan Flannigan of Dexter finished with a game-high 14 points.