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Sikeston 7th, 8th grade dominates Charleston

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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Aaliyah Fobbs of Sikeston's seventh-grade team defends Charleston ball handler Keana Horton on Tuesday. Brent Shipman, Staff
SIKESTON -- Opening up the season on Tuesday, the Sikeston junior high school Lady Bulldogs picked up a pair of big wins as both the seventh and eighth grades defeated their respective Charleston Lady Bluejay counterparts.

"We got off to a good start," eighth grade head coach Keyth Blissett said. "The good thing about both these seventh and eighth grade teams is everybody is unselfish.

"They look for each other to get scoring opportunities, they depend on each other and they're trying to get where they're suppose to be."

In the eighth grade contest, the Lady Bulldogs took an 18-point lead into the half before winning 41-9.

Leading the way was Erica Peet with a team-high 10 points while Tyra Brown and Miranda Harrison had seven points each. Alana Basham, Jordan Crawford and Keleigh contributed four points apiece with Zaquasia Brown and Jameshia Herrion finished with two. Rounding out the scoring was Hayli Chapman, who scored a point on a free throw in the fourth.

In the seventh-grade contest, Sikeston held a 30-point lead by the half before rolling to a 51-1 win.

"They played very well," seventh grade head coach Summer Ray said. "They moved the ball around and everybody on the team scored. We had a good press and I think that's what helped us most."

With 14 points, Aaliya Fobbs led the Lady Bulldogs effort while Marissa Jones finished close behind with 12 points. Kaya Graham and Kiera Steward had nine and eight points respectively, followed by Larysia McClennon with 6.

Others contributing were Cana Bles and Madeline Witt, who had four points each, and Alexis Boyd and Zaytianna Williams with two points apiece.


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