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Risco drops overtime heartbreaker to Holcomb

Sunday, January 24, 2010

RISCO -- The Risco Tigers could not hold on to a late fourth quarter lead against the Holcomb Hornets on Friday night and eventually fell in overtime in a 64-62 defeat.

"We built a six-point lead or so in the last two minutes and it just seemed like every trip down the floor we kept putting them on the free throw line," Risco head coach Brandon Blankenship said. "We had a one-point lead in the closing seconds and they tied it with a free throw to send it into overtime."

Free throws were the achilles heel for the Tigers as they hit only 12-of-22 throughout the game. Holcomb, however, was given plenty opportunities in the fourth quarter and overtime as they hit 16-of-26 in that 13 minute span. Risco only attempted 10 in that same time.

"They had plenty of opportunities," said Blankenship. "We just didn't shoot well."

Zack Williams led the Tigers with 21 points while Ross Carter and Brandon Bennett added 14 and 12 respectively.


HOLCOMB (64) -- Zack Williams 19, Tyler Crawford 13, Trent Patterson 11, Jamie Massey 11, Alex Johnson 8, Dillon McKormick 2. FG 18 FT 22-36 F 20. (3-pointers: Williams 1, Crawford 1, Patterson 2. Fouled out: none.)

RISCO (62) -- Zack Williams 21, Ross Carter 14, Brandon Bennett 12, Josh Long 6, Chris Pavy 5, Mikey Pipkins 2, Chris Walker 2. FG 23 FT 12-22 F 24. (3-pointers: Carter 2, Bennett 2. Fouled out: Williams, Pavy.)

Richland 80, Zalma 55

ZALMA _ The state-ranked Richland Rebels improved to 13-2 with a 80-55 win over Zalma on the road Friday night.

Richland, ranked sixth in Class 1, jumped out 23-15 in the first quarter and led 43-26 at the half and continued to extend their lead in the second half.

Mac Thornton had 23 points to pace the Rebels while Drew Thornton added 21. Mikey Latham chipped in 14 points.


RICHLAND (80) -- Mikey Latham 14, Parker Evans 5, Dalton Griffin 3, Jesse Brown 5, Drew Thornton 21, Ryan Kleffer 9, Mac Thornton 23. FG 32, FT 13-18, F 11. (3-pointers: Latham 1, Kleffer 1, Griffin 1. Fouled out: none)

ZALMA (55) -- Austin Sitze 5, Stephen Simmers 20, Jake Reed 3, Gage Lemons 2, Justin Stotts 23, Jevon Tucker 2. FG 22, FT 5-11, F 16. (3-pointers: Sitze 1, Simmers 3, Stotts 2. Fouled out: none)

Portageville 61, Malden 22

PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville Bulldogs easily defeated the Malden Green Wave 61-22 at home Friday night. No further information from the game was available at press time.