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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

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Sikeston's Julian Beard puts up a three-point shot.
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs rebounded from a tough loss on Friday with a 76-50 victory against district foe Perryville on Tuesday night at the Sikeston Field House.

The Bulldogs (5-3) were never seriously threatened as they built a double-

digit lead early in the second quarter and never looked back.

"We had some moments," said Sikeston coach Gregg Holifield. "We played pretty well and played with much more intensity than we did Friday. It was a good win for us after we struggled so much the other night."

Sikeston fell behind 6-2 to start the game, but it was all Bulldogs from there as they built a 19-10 first quarter lead.

Perryville (4-3) managed to cut the lead to eight points towards the end of the second quarter, but Sikeston responded with an 8-2 run to close the half to lead 39-25.

"To be honest they have better athletes at every position on the floor," said Perryville coach Joel Roth. "They return a lot of key players from a final four team. We're an up-and-coming program and they're just a rung above us right now. Probably two rungs."

Sikeston blew the game open in the third quarter as the Bulldogs pushed the lead to 21 points, eventually settling for a 58-40 lead entering the fourth.

Perryville got no closer than than 20 points the rest of the way. Sikeston's biggest lead reached 76-48 in the fourth.

The Bulldogs dominated the glass as they out-rebounded Perryville 39-15 on the night.

Sikeston was led in scoring by senior Julian Beard with 19 points and sophomore Michael Porter with 19 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots.

Senior Isaac Porter followed up with a season-high 15 points with 10 rebounds.

"I don't like playing a zone, but we couldn't matchup with Sikeston," said Roth. "We just wanted to focus on containing Michael Porter and always having a hand in Beard's face."

Perryville was led by Rick Dunn's game-high 24 points.

"He's had games where he'll go off with seven 3-pointers," said Roth. "He didn't quite do that tonight. He got hot for a little stretch. When he gets going he's tough to stop."

As lopsided as the final score was, Sikeston still had lulls in the game that allowed Perryville to hang around.

"Sometimes you're going to have that when you build a pretty good lead," said Holifield. "Overall I think it was a pretty good game. We got to work on some things. I thought Isaac played much better and had a better offensive game in particular. We've done a pretty good job on the boards most games this year. We've just got a lot of work to do and hopefully we'll continue to get better."

The Bulldogs were much better from the field, shooting 34-61 (56 percent).

Sikeston won't play again until Dec. 28 when they play Brighton (Tenn.) in the Dyersburg Christmas Tournament.

The Sikeston J.V. team improved to 5-3 on the season with a dominating victory against Perryville, 61-26.

The Bulldogs led 21-3 after one quarter and 41-8 by halftime. Reserves played virtually the entire second half. The mercy rule kept the clock moving in the fourth quarter.

Sophomore Dominic Fondon led Sikeston with 13 points, all in the first half. Freshman Eli Jackson added 12 points, all in the first half. Freshman Juqualin Wiggins had eight assists and five steals.

Sherwin Jones had nine points and four steals. Frazer Stone had six points and seven rebounds.

Tyson Brown led Perryville with 12 points.