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Lady Bulldogs split with visiting Poplar Bluff

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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Sikeston eighth grader Larysa McClellon dribbles around a Poplar Bluff defender Tuesday at the Sikeston Junior High School. Sikeston won the game 38-29. Chris Pobst, Staff
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston junior high basketball teams split two games between visiting Poplar Bluff Tuesday at the Sikeston Junior High School.

The eighth grade won 38-29 and the seventh grade fell 36-18.

Larysa McClellon led the Lady Bulldogs with 11 points. Aalyia Fobbs added seven points while Zayteanna Williams chipped in six.

Gloria Bennett led the seventh grade with 10 points. Hailey Noon added four in the loss.

Earlier this week, the eighth grade defeated Jackson Junior High 28-19 for the first time in coach Keyth Blissett's tenure with the junior high.

The Lady Bulldogs were led by McClellon's eight points. Zayteanna Williams added seven and Madeline Witt chipped in 6.

Sikeston lost to Jackson earlier in the season during the Dexter Junior High School Tournament so the win was extra special for the Lady Bulldogs.

"The girls focused on lay ups and free throws," Blissett said. "Our defense was superb. We put pressure on Jackson's front court, and it made a difference to get the ball."

Blissett said he's very proud of Monday night's victory.

"Anytime you can hold a powerhouse like Jackson to 19 points says a lot," Blissett said. "This is my first win against Jackson in the five years I've been coaching here, and these girls deserved it."

Sikeston will play Dexter Thursday night.

Seventh Grade

Poplar Bluff16938--36
Sikeston6228--18

POPLAR BLUFF (36) -- Kr. Eakin 10, Ka. Eakin 6, Brooks 2, Harris 7, Barbour 2, Nepeon 3, Sieves 6.

SIKESTON (18) -- Gloria Bennett 10, Hailey Noon 4, Breanna McClinton 1, Makiyla Jones 3.

Eighth Grade

Poplar Bluff11567--29
Sikeston413187--38

POPLAR BLUFF (29) -- Hafford 5, Harris 8, Sherrill 2, Rowland 12, Blasingain 2.

SIKESTON (38) -- Zayteanna Williams 6, Larysa McClellon 11, Marissa Jones 2, Aalyia Fobbs 7, Kiera Steward 4, Alexis Boyd 1.

Sikeston53911--28
Jackson6463--19

SIKESTON (28) -- Zayteanna Williams 7, Larysa McClellon 8, Madeline Witt 6, Aalyia Fobbs 4, Kayla Graham 2, Omunique Fields 1.