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Risco improves to 4-1 with win over Delta C-7

Friday, December 12, 2008

Portageville girls and Sikeston 7th, 8th grade all win

RISCO -- The Risco Tigers moved to a record of 4-1 Thursday night, as they rolled past the shorthanded Delta C-7 Chargers 77-28.

Risco got out in front early, outscoring the Chargers 26-5 in the first quarter.

'We came out really strong in the first quarter," Risco head coach Brad Blankenship said. "The press was working well for us and we were able to create some turnovers early."

Tigers post player Zach Williams led all scorers in the contest with 21 points. Also, every Risco player on the roster scored in Thursday's game.

"Zach Williams did much better tonight finishing his inside shots," Blankenship said. "It was good to see him get back on track. We were able to get everyone in the scoring column, which is always a good thing."

The Tigers will return to action on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. when they take on rival Gideon in the opening round of the Clarkton Holiday Tournament.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Portageville 62, Kennett 31

PORTAGEVILLE-- The Portageville Lady Bulldogs defeated the Kennett Lady Indians 62-31 Thursday night in Portageville.

Brittney Walker led the Lady Bulldogs in the scoring column with 18 points.

With the win, Portageville moves to a record of 6-0.

The Lady Bulldogs next game is at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff this Saturday. Portageville will take on Twin Rivers following the Lady Raiders game, which begins at 2 p.m.

7th Grade

Sikeston 49, NMCC 11

SIKESTON-- The Sikeston Bulldog seventh grade basketball team downed the Eagles of New Madrid County Central 49-11 Thursday night at the Sikeston Junior High Gymnasium.

Sikeston head coach Derek James felt his teams' intensity and ability to press on defense were major key's to the Thursday night victory.

"We came out with a lot of intensity," James said. "I was pleased to see how active we were in our press which led to us causing a lot of turnovers. We controlled the boards and had a lot of second and third chance points."

James pointed out that all his players were able to get into the game and contribute.

"Everybody got in the game and I was pleased with every single one of them," he said.

J.T. Jones led Sikeston in scoring with 17 points.

Sikeston (5-0) will host Charleston on Tuesday.

8th Grade

Sikeston 41, NMCC 30

SIKESTON-- The Sikeston Bulldogs eighth grade basketball team defeated the New Madrid County Central Eagles 41-30 Thursday night at the Sikeston Junior High Gymnasium.

The Bulldogs (6-1) trailed the Eagles by as much as 15-3 in the first half, but used a strong second half to overcome NMCC's lead.

Markeith Bratcher led the way for the Bulldogs, scoring 17 in the contest.

The eighth grade Bulldogs will take on Charleston at home in the Junior High Gym on Tuesday.