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Eagles' tournament run ends at Carbondale

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles saw their time in the 47th Annual Carbondale Holiday Tournament come to an end on Tuesday, dropping two games to out-of-state competition.

In the Eagles' first game, a consolation semifinal, NMCC saw a late two-point lead slip away, falling to Cairo, Ill., 52-48.

The Pilots jumped ahead early, building a 16-7 lead after the first quarter, but NMCC came fighting back in the second and trailed only 26-21 at the break.

With Cairo clinging to a 37-31 advantage heading into the final frame, the Eagles found their stroke and held a two-point lead in the final minutes. However, the Pilots were able to take advantage of timely turnovers and key shots to seal the win 52-48.

CJ Chism led the way for NMCC with 16 points and six rebounds while Keith Holmes added 11 points. The Eagles outrebounded Cairo 43-41 in the game but were done in by 28 turnovers.

Cairo was led in scoring by Herschel Graham's 18 points. The senior also pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Pilots.

The loss dropped the Eagles into a game against Lake County, Tenn., later in the day, which was dominated by the Falcons 77-53.

Led by 5-9 junior Rafael Tyler, Lake County raced out to a 28-10 lead in the first quarter and held a comfortable 56-30 advantage at the break.

Tyler finished the game with 30 points to lead all scorers. Holmes had 16 to lead NMCC (1-8) while Chism added 13.

*NMCC7141017--48
*Cairo16101115--52

NMCC (48) -- CJ Chism 16, Keith Holmes 11, Earl Grissom 6, Darrin Glossen 4, Lamonte Nelson 3, Jamareia Jones 3, Corey Guest 3, JaShawn McDaniel 2. FG 24, FT 4-11, F 24. (3-pointers: Holmes 2, Nelson 1, Guest 1. Fouled out: none).

CAIRO (52) -- Herschel Graham 18, Devin Mayfield 14, Allen Cruthird 7, Jaylen Childs 5, Corrie Williams 5, Mark Jones 3. FG 22, FT 11-31, F 9. (3-pointers: Mayfield 1, Graham 1, Williams 1. Fouled out: none).

*NMCC10201013--53
*Lake County2828185--77

NMCC (53) -- Keith Holmes 16, CJ Chism 13, Corey Guest 8, Lamonte Nelson 6, A Newsom 4, Jamareia Jones 3, Earl Grissom 3. FG 26, FT 6-11, F 15. (3-pointers: Holmes 2, Guest 2, Nelson 1. Fouled out: none).

LAKE COUNTY (77) -- Rafael Tyler 30, Devon Jones 8, BJ Gauldin 8, Zay Coleman 7, Ricky Boyd 6, Stetson Swift 6, Devante Pearson 6, Caleb Bledsoe 2, Steven Rushing 2, Dominique Kimble 2. FG 33, FT 15-21, F 11. (3-pointers: Tyler 3, Coleman 1. Fouled out: none).