Caruthersville upends Kennett 43-35 in BHC eighth grade boys basketball championship

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Photo by Dustin Ward, staff
Pictured is the Caruthersville eighth grade boys basketball team with its first-place plaque after beating Kennett 43-35 in the championship of the Bootheel Conference Tournament Saturday afternoon.

KENNETT, Mo. - The No. 2 seeded Caruthersville Tigers upset the No. 1 seeded Kennett Indians 43-35 in the Bootheel Conference eighth grade boys basketball championship Saturday afternoon.

Caruthersville lead 9-5 after one quarter, 19-12 at halftime and 30-24 at the end of the third quarter.

Isaiah Rodgers recorded a game-high 16 points for Caruthersville.

Tanner Pierce also finished in double digits for Kennett with 10 points.

Kennett beat No. 5 seeded Senath-Hornersville 60-33 on Friday night to reach the championship. Caruthersville beat No. 6 seeded Malden 72-37 in its semifinal Friday night.

No. 2 Caruthersville 43, No. 1 Kennett 35

CHS 9 10 11 13 - 43

KHS 5 7 12 11 - 35

CARUTHERSVILLE (43) - Hayden Nazarenus 8, Isaiah Rodgers 16, Danny Ricks 8, Ty’an Golliday 7, Ashton Dismukes 4, Team 2. FG 17, FT 9/19, F 17. (3-pointers: None; Fouled out: Dismukes).

KENNETT (35) - Riley Spencer 2, Derione Davis 9, Tanner Pierce 10, Ishmael Harrell 6, Blake Raspberry 4, Riley Henfling 4. FG 14, FT 4/17, F 12. (3-pointers: Pierce 1; Fouled out: None).

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