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Risco nips Southland; Oran routs Leopold

Sunday, January 28, 2007

CARDWELL -- The Risco Tigers earned a road win in the Tri-County Conference on Friday night against the Southland Rebels, 64-62.

Ricky Davis got the Tigers going in the first quarter with 13 points and Risco led 20-10 after a quarter of action.

"Ricky got us going early in a place that is difficult to get a road win," said Risco head coach Brandon Blankenship. "We tried something different on the offensive end and the kids did a good job of executing tonight."

The Tigers got some key late baskets to turn away a Rebel run in the fourth quarter and secured the two-point win.

"It was a tight game down the stretch," said Blankenship. "We did a good job of hitting our shots in the entire game, especially in the fourth."

Risco (3-12) hosts North Pemiscot on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

The Oran Eagles defeated the Leopold Wildcats at home on Friday night, 73-43.

The Eagles outscored the Wildcats 48-16 in the second and third quarters to take control of the contest.

Chase Seyer and Hunter Glastetter led Oran with 19 points apiece. Steven Mock added 12 points and Jake Kluesner added nine points for the Eagles.

Leopold was led in scoring by Darren VanGennip with 19 points. Eric Fluchel had 11 points to round out the double-digit scorers for the Wildcats.

Oran (11-7) hosts the Bell City Cubs on Friday at 6 p.m.

Campbell 62,

At Wardell, the Camels got strong games from big men Chris Hahn and Cale Weeks as they got past the host Mustangs in a Tri-County Conference game.

Hahn scored a game-high 22 points while Weeks added 13 for Campbell (11-5), which led 36-27 at the half.

Despite the loss, North Pemiscot coach Jamie Johnson was pleased with his squad's performance.

"They're physical and they've got a lot of kids," Johnson said. "I was proud of the effort we put on the floor tonight."

The Mustangs (6-8, 3-2 TCC) were led by 16 points from Josh Tomlin, while Grant St. Cin chipped in 12 and Todd Hoggard finished with 10.

Campbell won the jayvee game, 56-43, behind 13 points from Justin Fowler, while Anthony Sample led North Pem with 17.

DEERING -- Dustin Hunter may have came back at the right time for the Senath-Hornersville Lions.

Playing for the first time in six weeks, Hunter scored 16 points while dishing off five assists and grabbing five steals as the Lions took a 63-55 win over the Delta C7 Chargers here Friday.

It was good to have Dustin back," Senath-Hornersville coach Brad Sneed said. "He was a little rusty, but it seemed like the morale was a little better with him back in the game.

"He was looking forward to this game all week. He was pretty pumped up about it all week at school and what-not."

Hunter wasn't the Lions only standout Friday, however. Another was senior point guard Tyler Smith, who was 4-for-7 behind the 3-point line and scored 21 points.

Smith's first trey of the night capped a 13-0 run in the second quarter that put the Lions in control of the game, then he added two more in the fourth quarter as Senath-Hornersville (2-14) went up 49-37 with 6:42 left in the game.

"Tyler hit some big 3s there," Sneed said. "I've been on him pretty hard lately about stepping up and running the point the way he's capable of running it. ... We were flat (early), but Tyler hit a few 3s there and kind of shifted the momentum."

Also stepping up was the inside duo of Cody Anderson and Skyler Droke, who each scored 11 points, while Droke collected 14 rebounds.

"Skyler Droke is probably one of the hardest workers we've got out there," Sneed said. "He's only about six foot but he plays large. ... If he keeps improving as much as he has, by this time next year he's going to be a real force for us."

Delta (0-12) started well, going up 19-11 on Sloan Richardson's free throws with 5:28 left in the second quarter, but the Lions answered with 13 straight points and never trailed again.

The Chargers did not go away, tying the score at 33-all on James Blanton's basket with 5:30 left in the third quarter, but Hunter answered just over a minute later to put Senath-Hornersville ahead to stay.

The Lions led by as many as 13 points in the fourth quarter (51-38), but Delta cut it to four (57-53) on Richardson's free throw with 1:55 to go.

Richardson was a one-man wrecking crew for the Chargers, scoring a game-

high 34 points, while Blanton added 12 and Chad Fisher finished with seven in the loss.

Delta is back in action Tuesday when it hosts Clarkton in a Tri-County Conference contest, while Senath-Hornersville takes on Portageville that night at the Bootheel Conference Tournament in Steele.

"The kids were very relieved," Sneed said. "It's always nice to get a win. ... They've been working hard and they've been keeping a positive attitude. It's been a long battle but hopefully (this game) will carry into next week in the conference tournament."

Notes: The Lions' win snapped an 11-game losing streak that dated back to Dec. 5. ... . Richardson had 18 of Delta's 24 first-half points. ... Senath-

Hornersville shot 43.4 percent (23-of-53) from the field Friday, including 40 percent (six-of-15) from downtown. The Lions also had 37 rebounds.

Some information provided by Mike Buhler of the SEMO News Service.