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Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Bulldog freshmen roll; Richland, NMCC post wins

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

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Sikeston's Eli Jackson tries to make a shot in Tuesday's game.
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston freshman basketball team improved to 9-2 on the season with a 48-30 victory against Notre Dame on Tuesday at the Sikeston Field House.

Sikeston jumped out to a 16-2 first quarter lead and never looked back. The Bulldogs led 16-9 after one quarter and lead 30-16 at halftime.

They pushed the lead to 36-20 heading into the fourth quarter.

Substituting freely throughout the game, Bulldog coach Chris Sarakas was impressed with his team's start.

"We really came out with intensity and our full-court press caused them some problems," said Sarakas.

"We caused a lot of turnovers and scored some easy baskets off those. A lot of kids got to play tonight and we had a lot of different people get in the scoring column."

Sikeston was led by Juqualin Wiggins' 12 points. Dwayne Harris had 10 points and Niquavious Dixon added nine points.

Sikeston's freshman team will be in action tonight at Dexter at 6 p.m.

The Bullpups will host Twin Rivers tomorrow night at 5 p.m. at the Field House.

VARSITY BOYS

SENATH -- The Richland Rebels evened their record at .500 with a 68-57 road victory against Senath-Hornersville on Tuesday night.

Richland led 20-15 after one quarter and 35-28 at halftime. The Rebels extended the lead to 51-40 heading into the final frame.

Freshman Drew Thornton led the Rebels with 22 points. Cameron Whittaker added 20 points for Richland.

Richland will host Zalma on Friday night at 6 p.m. for homecoming.

BROSELEY -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles improved to 4-10 on the season with a 63-50 road victory against Twin Rivers on Tuesday.

NMCC broke a 9-9 first quarter tie and took a 25-22 lead into halftime.

The Eagles led 42-38 heading into the fourth quarter where they put the game away.

"In our state, any time you get a win it's a positive," said NMCC coach Travis Day.

"This is the first time this year we've had back-to-back wins. We just want to improve every game and hope to be there by districts."

NMCC was led by Justin Beasley's 15 points. Leslie Williams added 14 points for the Eagles.

NMCC will host Dexter on Friday at 6 p.m.