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Scott Central's Otto Porter attempts to put up a shot around Memphis Central's Keaton Miles in the third quarter Friday evening in the Riverbend Classic.
(David Jenkins, Staff)
NEW MADRID -- The No. 2 ranked team in Texas and the No. 40 ranked nationally ranked Dallas Lincoln Tigers lived up to their billing as they defeated the Scott County Central Braves 67-45 in the third game of the 15th annual Riverbend Classic at New Madrid County Central High School.

A balanced first quarter that left each team with a 12 point tie, gave way to the game in the sky. Dallas Lincoln's Lebyran Nash, who is ranked No. 4 in the nation in this year's junior class, began to show why he is just that. He had 12 points by the half, most of which came by three thunderous dunks and a put-back slam. His teammate, Keaton Miles, who is ranked No. 24 nationally in the junior class, got in on the action as well with a one-handed put-back slam.

"We have a couple of talented guys," Dallas Lincoln head coach Leonard Bishop said, "but we want to make sure that they're not pleased with where they are and they possibly want to get better."

As for the Braves, a number of missed shots and opportunities contributed to their early demise, although a few key baseline jumpers from Trey Johnson kept Scott Central somewhat closer.

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