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Sikeston freshmen end season on high note

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sikeston's Corey Porter shoots over a Jackson defender
(Photos by David Jenkins, Staff)
Eighth graders late rally falls short against Jackson

SIKESTON -- The ninth grade boys basketball team finished the season on a high note with a 60-37 win over Jackson Monday night at the Sikeston Field House.

The game was a rematch of the championship game of the Jackson Tournament Saturday when the Bulldogs came up short 65-62. However, this time it was a different story as Sikeston rolled to the victory.

"We came out and played very well tonight. It was a different story compared to Saturday," said Sikeston head coach Chris Sarakas. "It was our last game of the season and I am very proud of the team. We had a good year."

The Bulldogs were lead by Lomas Johnson with 13 points and one 3-pointer while Darryl Howard and Mike Sherrod each chipped in with 10.

Sikeston's Caleb McGee drives around a Jackson defender
On Saturday, the tables were turned as Jackson rallied past Sikeston late in the fourth quarter.

"It was a good game with each team battling back-and-forth for most of the night," said Sikeston head coach Chris Sarakas. "I was proud of our effort, but in the end we just came up a little bit short."

Sikeston was lead by Darryl Howard with 21 points while Corey Porter got in on the action with 19.

Sikeston finished the season with a final record of 13-4.

Eighth Grade

SIKESTON -- The Sikeston eighth grade basketball team finished the season 5-7 after losing 38-29 to Jackson at home Monday night.

Jackson had a 30-19 lead midway through the fourth quarter and Sikeston cut the lead to 34-29 but the Indians made their free throws down the stretch to seal the game.

Caleb McGee led Sikeston with 10 points.