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Sikeston seventh grade earns victory; freshman lose debut at Notre Dame

Thursday, December 1, 2011

sports@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- The Sikeston seventh grade basketball team squeaked out a win against the Cape Central Tigers on Wednesday during the first round of the seventh grade invitational tournament at the Sikeston Middle School, 45-41.

"We fell behind early, but responded really well in the second half," Sikeston coach Eric Voorhees said. "They were trapping our guys and we made some really good adjustments to pull it out. It was no doubt a tooth and nail type of game. It was back and forth, but we were able to pull it out."

Sikeston (4-0) fell behind by six points at halftime but managed to outscore Cape Central 17-9 in the third quarter, which put them up 35-33.

Sam Cox led the Bulldogs with 21 points. Phayzun Fobbs and DeShawn Aldridge each added seven points in the win.

Sikeston will take on Poplar Bluff on Friday in the championship game at 6:30 p.m.

Cape81698--41
Sikeston5131710--45

CAPE CENTRAL (41) -- Newell 2, Chisom 2, Nunley Bell 8, Staggers 4, Mallory 7, Harris 14, Rogers 4. FG 16 FT 9-16 F 16 (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: Z. Mallory)

SIKESTON (45) -- Camden Sapp 2, Phayzun Fobbs 7, Sam Cox 21, Jaden Lane 2, McKenzie Worth 5, DeShawn Aldridge 7. FG 16 FT 11-18 F 16 (3-pointers: Fobbs. Fouled out: none.)

Freshman basketball

Notre Dame 55, Sikeston 46

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston freshman basketball team dropped their season opener 55-46 to Notre Dame on Tuesday.

"We made a lot of early season mistakes," said Sikeston coach Chris Sarakas. "We did some good things but we have a lot to work on."

Sikeston was led by Corbyn Blissett's 18 points. Sikeston struggled at the free throw line, finishing 1 of 14 on the night.

Sikeston1381015--46
Notre Dame10151812--55

SIKESTON (46) -- Shane Garrett 3, Blake Below 6, Trevion Moore 3, Corbyn Blissett 18, Zach Jackson 8, Luke Williams 8. FG 20, FT 1-14.

NOTRE DAME (55) -- Stroup 5, Eftink 7, Himmelberg 8, Heisserer 4, Schumer 2, Hulshof 9, Shirely 13, Ziegler 4, Crippen 2, Davis 1. FG 20.


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