STATESMAN ROUNDUP: Richland boys basketball holds off Bell City; Dodd scores 30 for Bloomfield

Damon Ivy sank a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and the Richland boys basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak with a 57-55 win over the Cubs on Friday night at Bell City.

Ivy finished with a team-high 19 points, and Tanner Freeman had 16 for the Rebels, who improved to 2-7 that included a 65-62 loss to Bell City at the Oran Invitational.

Bell City’s Luke Nichols scored a game-high 22 points, including a 10-of-12 performance from the free throw line. Jack Duenne made four 3-pointers and finished with 18 points for the Cubs who fell to 2-9.

Richland held quarter leads of 16-12, 29-26 and 44-41.

East Prairie 66, Bloomfield 52

The East Prairie boys basketball team outscored Bloomfield 20-12 in the fourth quarter en route to a 66-52 win Friday night at Bloomfield High School.

Bloomfield (1-8) led 15-14 after one quarter behind 10 first-quarter points by Jamison Dodd, but the Eagles rallied to lead 32-28 at halftime and 46-40 after three quarters.

Dodd finished with a game- and season-high 30 points. Bryant Vaughn added eight and Gage McNeil scored seven.

Jack Scruggs paced East Prairie (4-6) with 23 points and Evan Howell had 19.

Clarkton 44, Puxico 28

The Clarkton Reindeer outscored the Puxico boys basketball team 18-3 in the third quarter and went 8 for 16 from the free-throw line in the fourth to finish off the Indians 44-28 Friday night at Puxico.

The Indians led 5-4 after one quarter and the score was tied at 14 at halftime.

Clarkton’s Caleb Plunkett scored seven of his game-high 14 points in the third quarter, and Owen Morgan made three 3-pointers in the third, as part of a 13-point performance for Clarkton (4-6).

Ethan Helm led Puxico (3-8) with 12 points, all on 3-pointers.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Kelly 53, Advance 30

Alaney Moore scored 16 of her 29 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Kelly girls basketball team to a 53-30 victory over Advance on Friday night near Benton.

The Hawks (7-6) took a 14-10 lead after one quarter and steadily added to it until clinching the win in the fourth where they outscored Advance 21-7.

Kelly led 23-15 at halftime and 34-23 after three quarters.

Alandry Below paced Advance (8-5) with 12 points.

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