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Easy wins highlight boys first round play in Class 3 District 1

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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Charleston's Deon Jones goes up for a layup against Scott City Monday night in the first round of the Class 3, District 1 Tournament in Kennett.
(Photo by Chris Pobst, Staff)
Top seeds advance to semifinals

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KENNETT -- The No. 1 seeded Kennett Indians had no trouble with the Kelly Hawks on Monday with an 87-24 victory in the first round of the Class 3, District 1 tournament at Kennett High School.

The Hawks, who were the No. 8 seed of the tournament, were outscored by 18 points in the opening quarter which ballooned to a 45-point lead at the half.

Kelly was led by Michael Fisher's eight points while Blake Wadlington and Trent Felter each added five points apiece.

Randrick Caruthers and Dwight Usry led the Indians with 13 points apiece. Jack Walls added 12 while Jimmy Gooden and Adam Grantham chipped in 11 and 10 respectively. Kennett had 10 players contribute in the win.

Kelly finished the season with a winless record of 0-22.

Kelly10545--24
Kennett28321611--87

KELLY (24) -- Trey Drury 1, Trent Felter 5, Garrett Alsup 1, Michael Fisher 8, Blake Wadlington 5, Dustin Crowden 2, Andy Klunk 2. FG 9 FT 4-8 F 8. (3-pointers: Fisher 1, Wadlington 1. Fouled out: none.)

KENNETT (87) -- Andy Lack 5, Cameron Wallace 6, Jack Walls 12, Fred Garmon 6, Jay Shavers 5, Randrick Caruthers 13, Dwight Usry 13, Adam Grantham 10, Jimmy Gooden 11, Jajuan Wallace 6. FG 36 FT 8-11 F 12. (3-pointers: Lack 1, C. Wallace 1, Shavers 1, Caruthers 3, Usry 1. Fouled out: none.)

Caruthersville 88, East Prairie 60

A competitive first quarter that saw the No. 5 seed East Prairie Eagles on top 18-17, gave way to a complete turnaround in the second quarter.

The No. 4 seed Caruthersville Tigers outscored the Eagles 32-9 in the second quarter leading to an 88-60 win.

Dustin Caldwell led the Eagles with a game-high 28 points. Kaleb Williford and Shawn King added 13 and 10 respectively.

Caruthersville's Vohland Fonda scored 24 points in the win, while Elbie Fonda chipped in 14 and David Shaw had 13.

Caruthersville moves on to face the Kennett Indians at 6 p.m. in the semifinals.

East Prairie1891419--60
Caruthersville17322118--88

EAST PRAIRIE (60) -- Shawn King 10, Field LaPlant 3, Kaleb Williford 13, Conner Scott 6, Dustin Caldwell 28. FG 27 FT 3-10 F 12. (3-pointers: Williford 3. Fouled out: King.)

CARUTHERSVILLE (88) -- Belton McWilliams 4, Elbie Fonda 14, Caleb Moss 6, David Shaw 13, Tyler Cobb 6, Vohland Fonda 24, Seth Littrell 6, Claude Taylor 15. FG 37 FT 10-14 F 10. (3-pointers: Moss 2, Shaw 1. Fouled out: none.)

NMCC 67, Malden 26

The New Madrid County Central Eagles took care of the No. 7 seeded Malden Green Wave with out any problems in a 67-26 victory.

Kony Ealy led all scorers with 21 points. G'Darius Stevenson had 12 while both William Bledsoe and Dontre Jenkins each had 10 in the win.

Malden was led by Quentin Jackson's 10.

Malden81251--26
NMCC19201810--67

MALDEN (26) -- Quentin Jackson 10, Luster Jordan 5, Dywhite Jackson 3, Raymond Wilson 8. FG 8 FT 10-13 F 17. (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: Scott Stone.)

NMCC (67) -- Dontre Jenkins 10, Lamonte Nelson 2, Keith Holmes 5, Jamareia Jones 5, G'Darius Stevenson 12, Kony Ealy 21, William Bledsoe 10, Michael Darter 2. FG 30 FT 6-16 F 13. (3-pointers: Ealy 1. Fouled out: none.)

Charleston 96, Scott City 68

Eight 3-pointers from the No. 3 seeded Charleston Bluejays was more than enough to take care of the No. 6 seed Scott City Rams on Monday as the Bluejays advanced to the semifinals with a 96-68 win.

A 52-32 Charleston lead at halftime elevated to a 35-point advantage after three quarters of play.

Deonte Jones led the Bluejays with 18 points while Ryan Parham and Gregory Tucker added 11 apiece and Aaron Cassell chipped in 10. Charleston had 12 players score in the win.

The Bluejays will face NMCC in the semifinals at 7:30 p.m.

Scott City's Zachary Cotner had a game-high 23 points. Skylar Cobb added a hefty 17 in the loss as well.

Scott City finished the season with a 5-17 record.

Scott City8241620--68
Charleston21313111--96

SCOTT CITY (68) -- Landon Robert 3, Skylar Cobb 17, Blake Crail 2, Greg Speakman 4, Hunter Cox 2, Justin Modglin 9, Zachary Cotner 23, Ryan Fortner 3, Jonathan Lacey 5. FG 24 FT 16-20 F 15. (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none.)

CHARLESTON (96) -- Demonte Farmer 5, Aaron Cassell 10, Maurice Moore 3, Ryan Parham 11, Jerry Carter 10, Gregory Tucker 11, Jamaul Gray 7, Claude Armstrong 8, Deonte Jones 18, Demarques McKeller 2, Fabreizio Wright 2, Krushon Scott 7. FG 39 FT 8-17 F 21. (3-pointers: Cassell 2, Moore 1, Carter 2, Tucker 1, Jones 2. Fouled out: Scott.)