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Sikeston freshmen advance in PB tourney

Thursday, January 15, 2009

8th grade takes care of Mules in Poplar Bluff as well

POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston freshman boys basketball team breezed past Twin Rivers for their second win in the Poplar Bluff freshman tournament on Wednesday night.

The Bulldogs raced out to a 20-8 lead after one quarter of play and a 43-12 advantage at the half. They would never skip a beat after that.

Sikeston continued their prowess in the second half when they held a 56-17 lead at the end of the third.

Keldon Warfield led the squad with 15 points. Terry Jamison added 14 points and Kil'Ron Coleman chipped in with 11 which included a 3-pointer.

Sikeston will square off against the Dexter Bearcats tonight at 6 p.m. in the championship game.

Sikeston 51, Poplar Bluff 27

POPLAR BLUFF -- The eighth grade Bulldogs had a few problems early on in their match-up with the Poplar Bluff Mules on Wednesday night but a strong rest of the game proved to be the difference.

Poplar Bluff held a slim 6-4 lead in a tight first quarter with the Mules pressure defense getting the better of the Bulldogs.

"This bunch gave us tons of pressure," Eighth grade head coach Kevin Self said. "And we had trouble with it from the beginning."

That all changed in the second quarter when Sikeston put up 17 points to Poplar Bluff's 7.

"Once we found our stride and took care of the ball and adapted to the speed of the game, we started playing well," Self said. "I think that has been our best three quarters we've played all year. [Poplar Bluff] was a quality team."

The Bulldogs kept up their pace throughout the second half outscoring the Mules 30-14 to finish out the game.

Markeith Bratcher led Sikeston with 22 points.

The eighth grades' next game will be next Wednesday when they begin the Cape Central 8th Grade Tournament against the No. 4 seed Jackson. Sikeston is ranked No. 1 in the tournament.