Basketball Roundup

Friday, March 2, 2007

• Exeter tallies key win over Trojans. Exeter continues to end negative records as their team got its first home win in more then 10 years. The Tigers hosted neighbor Southwest last Friday and treated them to a loss as the home team won 65-52. Exeter's Zach Wubker scored 31 in the contest and teammate Tyler Henderson had 15. Rocky Hall led the Trojans with 23.

• Bulldogs devour Trojans. Southwest traveled to Wheaton in another game this week and were not treated well. After a close first quarter, Wheaton pulled away and won 75-44. Chris Musick scored 16 for Wheaton, and the Bulldogs had four players in double figures. Southwest was led by Codie Harmon who had 13.

• Trojans rock New Covenant. In other action this week, Southwest played New Covenant Academy. The Trojans used a strong second quarter to take a five point lead and then held onto it throughout, winning 60-55. Levi Roberts led the Trojans with 19 points, four steals and five assists. He also shot 88 percent from the line (7-8). Harmon also scored 16 for the Trojans, and as a team, they had 15 assists. Southwest now moves to 4-19 overall and finishes with a conference record of 1-11.

• Purdy boys just miss championship. Purdy took on Thomas Jefferson at home last week. The visiting Cavaliers outscored Purdy in the second half 26-21, but the Eagles held on to win 52-51. Mason Roller led the home team with 18 points. Trent Goetz had eight assists. The Eagles traveled to Diamond next. Trailing by 5 at half, the Eagles got hot in the third quarter and eventually won 54-49. As a team, Purdy grabbed a total of 33 rebounds. Roller picked up a double-double in the game, scoring 16 and grabbing 11 rebounds. Blake Williams had six assists for the Eagles. Purdy traveled to Verona on Friday and tried to win a share of the Ozark 7 Conference Championship. The Eagles led 19-11 at half, but the Wildcats rallied and won 41-39. Roller led scoring with 13. Purdy now moves to 16-9 overall and finishes third in the conference with a record of 9-3.

• Bulldogs square off against the Patriots. In a non-conference game last Friday, Wheaton took on close neighbor East Newton. For a moment the Bulldogs seemed as though they might hang with the highly favored Patriots as is was a tie game at 8. However, East Newton took control and won the game 65-37. Chris Musick scored 11 for Wheaton. The Bulldogs record is now 13-11 (7-5). They finish fourth in the Ozark 7.

• Billings takes Tigers. In a non-conference game, Exeter hosted Billings. The visiting team opened the first quarter 24-4 and never let up, beating the Tigers 71-33. Exeter's record now stands at 2-19 (1-11). They finish in sixth place in the Ozark 7.

• Lady Trojans spear Lady Bulldogs. Southwest traveled to Wheaton for an Ozark 7 Conference game. Southwest led by only 10 heading into the fourth, but put the game away there, winning 60-38. Jessica Mitchell led Southwest with 19 points and perfect shooting from the line (5-5). Brittany Clifton also helped, adding 20 points of her own. Haley Goostree scored 20 for the Lady Bulldogs.

• Purdy girls stay at par. The Lady Eagles traveled to Verona and beat up on the Lady Wildcats. Verona cut the deficit to 2 going into the fourth frame, but Purdy scored 25 there and won 48-31. Avery Roller led the team with 24 points and four steals. Breann Proctor also has a big game, scoring 15 for Purdy. The Lady Eagles also hosted Thomas Jefferson this week. Purdy played hard but just got edged 54-52. Emilee Kast led scoring with 14. The Lady Eagles keep their .500 mark at 12-12 and finish 6-6 in the conference, which places them fourth in the Ozark 7.

• Lady Patriots keep down Lady Bulldogs. East Newton got out to a quick start against Wheaton, and the Lady Bulldogs could never catchup, losing 46-28. Goostree led scoring with 8. Wheaton's record stands at 11-15 (5-7). They finish fifth in the conference.

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