Basketball Round-up

Friday, December 29, 2006

• Exeter boys can't stage comeback. The Tigers tried to come from behind to defeat Galena but were unsuccessful, falling to the Bears 70-59. Tyler Henderson, the 25th leading scorer in the area and second leading free-throw percentage shooter, and Ryan Odenbrett led Exeter's scoring with 14 a piece. Ian Russell chipped in 13 points. Exeter is still searching for its first win and will continue play in the Southwest Tournament today.

• Nail biter in Diamond ends bitterly for Trojans. Southwest started strong but the Diamond Wildcats were able to fight back and hold on for the 58-56 win. Caleb Mitchell led the Trojans with 19 points, and both Codie Harmon and Josh Hartin tallied four steals. Southwest drops to 0-6 (0-3) on the season and will continue play in their own tournament today.

• Purdy drops close one to Crane. The Eagles were unable to top Crane and lost 62-52. The Eagles move to 4-4 (2-1) on the season and will be continuing play in the Southwest Invitational today.

• Lady Trojans take East Newton. Southwest took the lead in the first quarter and finished the game off in the fourth, beating the Lady Patriots 55-45. Jessica Mitchell scored 17 points to lead the Lady Trojans. Southwest is now 5-1 (2-1) on the season.

• Exeter continues perfect season. McAuley Catholic jumped on top of the Lady Tigers 22-7 after the first quarter but Exeter rallied to win the conference game 51-49. Exeter's Whitney Edie led all scoring with 35. The Lady Tigers are 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the Ozark 7 Conference.

• Lady Bulldogs top Diamond. Wheaton took on the Lady Wildcats and pulled off a 37-28 win. Megan Littlefield led Wheaton scoring with 17. The Lady Bulldogs upped their record to 4-4 (2-1) with the victory.

• Purdy girls fall to Galena. The Lady Eagles were unable to get it done against Galena, losing 52-39. Avery Roller led scoring for Purdy with 14. The Lady Eagles fall to 2-6 (1-3) on the year.

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