DDD ROUNDUP: Senath-Hornersville claims consolation title at Bulldog Classic, Kennett girls beat Dexter

Senath-Hornersville 60, Gideon 51

The Senath-Hornersville Lions trailed by single digits much of the first three quarters but managed to rally late and walk away with the consolation championship at the Gideon Bulldog Classic Thursday.

No. 6 seeded Senath-Hornersville outscored No. 5 seeded Gideon 24-8 in the fourth quarter to secure 60-51 victory.

Gideon led 13-4 after one quarter, 22-20 at halftime, and 43-36 at the end of the third quarter before losing the fourth quarter by 16 points.

Knolan Hunter paced Senath-Hornersville with 20 points. Parker Rhew added 12 points. Isai Lopez and Jesus Luna scored 11 points for the Lions.

“We’ve got a lot of nice pieces offensively,” Senath-Hornersville coach Corbin Clark said. “I feel like Knolan Hunter carried us the first three quarters. We didn’t do a good job posting hard and getting the ball inside the first half. We also weren’t making any shots. Everything went wrong except for Knolan’s performance on the offensive end. In the fourth quarter, we did a better job penetrating their defense. I also think our bigs really started to wear on them late because we are a much bigger team. I thought we really hurt them on the glass and inside late in the game.”

Sam Williams knocked down 10 of Gideon’s 21 field goals. He scored a team-high 21 points.

Brevin Vires also finished in double digits with a dozen points for Gideon (1-3).

Senath-Hornersville (3-1) hosts Holcomb Tuesday.

“We thought if we would have finished a little better and knocked down a few free throws we would have had a shot to play in the winner’s side of the bracket in this tournament,” Clark said. “But after we didn’t beat Hayti our guys kept their heads up and got out of here 2-1. With the teams in this tournament that’s a really good week.”

No. 6 Senath-Hornersville 60, No. 5 Gideon 51

SHS 4 16 16 24 - 60

GHS 13 9 21 8 - 51

SENATH-HORNERSVILLE (60) - Drake King 3, Parker Rhew 12, Knolan Hunter 20, Jordan Coronado 3, Jesus Luna 11, Isai Lopez 11. FG 22, FT 12/24, F 16. (3-pointers: Rhew 1, Coronado 1, Hunter 1, King 1; Fouled out: None).

GIDEON (51) - Brevin Vires 12, Sam Williams 22, Gage Stover 7, Dawson Huckabee 3, Logan Woodard 7. FG 21, FT 6/ 13, F 18. (3-pointers: Huckabee 1, Woodard 1, Vires 1; Fouled out: None).

Hayti 58, Doniphan 51

The No. 3 seeded Hayti Indians edged the No. 4 seeded Doniphan Dons 58-51 in the third-place game at the Gideon Bulldog Classic Thursday night.

Hayti led 12- 9 after one quarter and 27-25 at halftime before Doniphan rallied to tie things up at 39-all by the end of the third quarter. Hayti won the fourth quarter 19-12.

“We had a little trouble with fouls and shots not falling but found a way to get through that,” Hayti coach Travis Day said. “It’s nice to see stuff like that at the beginning of the season.”

Treyvon Thomas paced Hayti with 19 points. He hit both of his team’s treys.

Quindale Malone also finished in double digits for Hayti with 10 points.

Ethan Jones paced Doniphan (3-4) with 16 points.

Hayti (2-1) visits Scott County Central on Tuesday.

No. 3 Hayti 58, No. 4 Doniphan 51

DHS 9 16 14 12 - 51

HHS 12 15 12 19 - 58

DONIPHAN (51) - Tristan Bryant 9, Brandon Moore 2, Levi Rawlings 6, Ethan Jones 16, Orie Owen 8, Nolan Czerwonka 10. FG 19, FT 9/16, F 20. (3-pointers: Jones 2, Czerwonka 2; Fouled out: Owen)

HAYTI (58) - Tre’Charles McCoy 8, Treyvon Thomas 19, Tae Stevenson 8, Jaden Wilburn 1, Quindale Malone 10, Lee Taylor 4, Roy Presberry 2, Stevenson 6. FG 20, FT 16/24, F 19. (3-pointers: Thomas 2; Fouled out: None).

Clarkton 62, Delta C-7 51

The No. 7 seeded Clarkton Reindeer built a 33-22 lead by halftime and played No. 8 Delta C-7 even the rest of the way as it secured a 62-51 win in the seventh-place game at the Gideon Bulldog Classic Thursday.

“I thought we played well in spurts,” Clarkton coach Jordan Bidewell said. “Izaya Gorman was still nursing a knee injury a little bit so some other guys stepped up. I was proud of them for that. Defensively, I thought we played hard. We still have a long way to go but it was nice to come away with a win

“Our kids had Coach Ty’re Washington as an assistant last year so I think they had a spark because they have a lot of respect for him and the time he put in here last season,” Bidewell added. “We were able to play all of our guys tonight also. It’s good to let some of those guys who don’t see the floor much play.”

Rica Brown scored 10 of Clarkton’s 22 field goals on his way to a game-high 25 points. He had 10 2-point baskets.

Kevin Perkins had half of the Reindeer’s four treys. He finished with a dozen points.

Ky’Ran Luster paced Delta C-7 with 22 points. Thomas Watson added 10 points.

No. 7 Clarkton 62, No. 8 Delta C-7 51

DC7 10 12 12 17 - 51

CHS 17 16 10 19 - 62

DELTA C-7 (51) - Anton Childress 2, Levi Smith 9, Thomas Watson 10, Ryan Copley 2, Ky’ran Luster 22, Jacob Johnson 2, Maurion Hattiex 2, Corbin Loggins 2. FG 18, FT 9/21, F 24. (3-pointers: Smith 2, Thomas 2, Luster 2; Fouled out: Newbill, Loggins, Watson).

CLARKTON (62) - Caleb Plunkett 9, Izaya Gorman 9, Rica Brown 25, Kevin Perkins 12, Edgar Zapata 3, Matthew Shipley 2, Kade Coleman 2. FG 22, FT 14/27, F 21. (3-pointers: Perkins 2, Plunkett 1, Gorman 1; Fouled out: None).

Advance 79, Malden 55

ORAN, Mo. - The No. 2 seeded Advance Hornets built a 49-26 lead by the end of the second quarter and led by double digits throughout the second half as it beat No. 5 seeded Malden Green Wave 79-55 in the third-place game at the Oran Invitational varsity boys basketball tournament Friday night.

Advance guard Jack Below set the tone early by tallying 26 of his game-high 28 points in the first half.

Landon Dailey added 15 of his 18 points after halftime time for the Hornets (2-1). Ben Curtis and Jaren Schrader also finished in double digits for Advance with 11 and 10 points respectively.

Marques Jones paced Malden (1-2) with 22 points. Jones had a team-high nine 2-point baskets.

Coy Wade added 15 more points for the Green Wave. Wade hit both of Malden’s treys.

No. 2 Advance 79, No. 5 Malden 55

MHS 17 9 14 15 - 55

AHS 27 22 15 15 - 79

MALDEN (55) - Chris Castillo 5, Coy Wade 16, Trey Currie 3, Marques Jones 22, Sientez Lerma 9. FG 23, FT 7/14, F 10. (3-pointers: Wade 2; Fouled out: None).

ADVANCE (79) - Zach Simms 6, Hayden Hill 6, Jack Below 28, Hunter Curtis 11, Jaren Schrader 10, Landon Dailey 18. FG 33, FT 6/11, F 13. (3-pointers: Below 3, Curtis 3, Daily 1; Fouled out: None).

No. 2 Neelyville 72, No. 5 Risco 63

Curtis Fowler scored 15 of his 28 points in the first half, and Neelyville built a 20-point halftime lead and held on to win the third-place game against

Risco 72-63 Wednesday.

Risco won the second half by 11 points after a slow start.

“We got outworked and outhustled in the second quarter along with getting in foul trouble,” Risco coach Brandon Blankenship said. “After some soul searching at halftime we battled hard in the third quarter to cut it to nine before Neelyville increased its lead back to 16 by the start of the fourth quarter. We kept working to come back and ultimately lost by nine. I was super proud of the way we kept working to come back. We can definitely take some positives away from the second half. Hopefully, we can build on the toughness and determination we displayed in the comeback.

Fowler was one of four players to score 20 or more points. Teammate Jemaane Williams scored 23 points, and Todd Ainsworth added 10.

Kamron Meese scored 27 points and Evan Pipkin had 25. Each player made four 3-pointers for Risco, who fell to 2-3.

Neelyville (2-2) led 16-11 after one quarter, 40-20 after two and 57-41 after three.

No. 2 Neelyvile 72, No. 5 Risco 63

RHS 11 9 21 22- 63

NHS 16 24 17 15 - 72

RISCO (63) - Kamron Meese 27, Andrew Rodgers 9, Evan Pipkin 25, Hayden Ludwig 2. FG 23, Ft 8/14, F 19. (3-pointers: Pipkin 4, Meese 4, Rodgers 1; Fouled out: Rodgers).

NEELYVILLE (72) - Jemawne Williams 23, Noah Burton 10, Austin Ennis 6, Lane Crosswhite 4, Parker Jeffries 1, Curtis Fowler 28. FG 28, FT 13/22, F 15. (3-pointers: Ennis 2, Burton 1; Fouled out: Fowler).

Kennett 40, Dexter 32


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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The No. 8 seeded Kennett Indians rallied in the third quarter to beat the seventh seed 40-32 Thursday in the seventh-place game at the SEMO Conference varsity girls basketball tournament at Cape Central High School.

First-year head coach Eric Sitze said the Bearcats must cut down on turnovers, play with better effort and fight more for rebounds and loose balls.

“It’s not a hard equation. It’s hard, I guess, to do,” Sitze said. “They’re young. They have to understand it takes hard work to play at this level.”

Sitze said the Bearcats committed more than 30 turnovers and let up effort-wise in their third loss in three games this season.

For the Indians, first-year coach Aaron New said their win can be attributed to Wednesday’s practice, a day after Sikeston beat them 50-26 in the consolation semifinals.

“It was absolutely the best practice we’ve had,” New said. “We played terrible in the second half against Sikeston. It would’ve been real easy for the girls to come to practice the next day and not practice hard. … I’m so proud for my girls that they got rewarded for a good practice and they played their best game of the year.”

The Indians (2-2) trailed 20-15 at halftime but scored the first five points of the third quarter to tie the score. Dexter missed its first six shots, made only 2 of 8 attempts from inside the arc and missed all four 3-point tries in the third.

A basket inside by Taleigh Harrell, who scored a game-high 16 points, tied the game at 20, but the Indians were unable to take the lead at that point.

Dulcie Pullen, who led Dexter with eight points, converted a Kennett turnover into a fast-break layup with 4:20 to go in the third, re-establishing the Bearcats’ lead.

However, Harrell scored inside to tie the score and Mallory Morrow’s 3-pointer gave the Indians a 25-22 advantage and they never trailed again.

Katelyn Chitester’s free throw stretched Kennett’s lead to four points before Caitlin Giles’ putback stopped the 6-0 run.

In the quarter’s closing seconds, the Indians beat Dexter’s full-court pressure with four passes downcourt that culminated with a layup by Harrell for a 28-24 lead entering the final quarter.

The Indians extended their lead to eight points with a layup by Caroline Patton, who finished with 14 points, and two by Harrell before Dexter rallied to trim its deficit to 32-29 with 3:40 to play.

Pullen scored on a putback after the Bearcats missed their first six shots of the fourth, and Mikayla Dodson followed with a 3-pointer.

However, Harrell scored back-to-back baskets to push her team’s lead to 36-29, and the Bearcats never came closer than six points the rest of the way.

“We came out and pressed a little in the second half,” New said. “It was the first time we put our press in (a game) all year long. We got a few buckets there at the start of the second half and got a little bit more energy than we did in the first half.”

The Bearcats led for almost all of the first half. Kennett held brief leads of 1-0 and 5-3 and the score was tied three times.

Karlee Keirsey and Rachel Cobb made first-quarter 3-pointers, and the Bearcats took a 10-5 lead into the second.

The Indians scored six straight points to tie the game at 12 in the second. Sydney Asberry scored on a driving layup and sank a 3-pointer, Giles made a free throw and Alexa Werneck scored on a putback to give the Bearcats a five-point halftime lead.

Werneck finished with seven points and Asberry had five.

No. 8 Kennett 40, No. 7 Dexter 32

DHS 10 10 4 8 - 32

KHS 6 9 13 12 - 40

DEXTER (32) - Rachel Cobb 3, Sydney Asberry 5, Alexa Werneck 7, Caitlin Giles 3, Karlee Keirsey 3, Dulcie Pullen 8, Mikayla Dodson 3. FG 12, FT 4/8, F 19, (3-pointers: Cobb 1, Asberry 1, Keirsey 1, Dodson 1; Fouled out: Keirsey).

KENNETT (40) - Mallory Morrow 5, Taleigh Harrell 16, Caroline Patton 14, Anelle Haris 1, Kaniya Madlock 2, Ara Spielman 2. FG 15, FT 8/24, F 13. (3-pointers: Morrow 1, Patton 1; Fouled out: None).

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