Tigers lose lead, prevail in overtime

Saturday, January 13, 2007

The Central boys basketball team saw an 11-point fourth-quarter lead slip away Friday night, but the Tigers regrouped and beat visiting New Madrid County Central 59-56 in overtime.

Central evened its overall record at 8-8 and improved to 2-0 in SEMO Conference play.

Jajuan Bell continued his recent strong play for the Tigers with 24 points. George Hamilton added 19 points for Central.

"Jajuan is really playing well," Central coach Drew Church said.

"We couldn't hold a lead in the fourth quarter," Church added, "but it was good to bounce back and win in overtime."

Central is back in action today, playing at St. Louis Metro.

Central 59, New Madrid County 56, OT

NMCC7188176--56
Central71517119--59

NMCC (56) -- Williams 6, Marshall 4, Beasley 4, Price 17, Rowe 3, Minner 2, Guest 7, Perkins 13. FG 25, FT 5-9, F 14 (3-pointers: Marshall 1. Fouled out: Perkins)

CENTRAL (59) -- Kerry Walker 7, George Hamilton 19, Jajuan Bell 24, Anthony Watts 2, Chase Johnson 2, Derek Walker 3, Adam Wendel 2. FG 20, FT 16-26, F 10 (3-pointers: K Walker 1, Bell 2. Fouled out: none)

JV -- NMCC 48, Central 17.

Charleston 81,Scott County Central 62

Visiting Charleston rode a dominating second-quarter outburst to victory at the Ronnie Cookson Gymnasium.

A 24-3 run beginning with about 5 minutes left in the half broke open the game featuring two state-ranked teams.

Scott Central, ranked fifth in Class 1, led 26-24 when the Bluejays, ranked third in Class 3, took control. When the dust settled, the Bluejays held a commanding 48-29 halftime lead.

Scott Central cut the margin to 12 going into the final period, but got no closer.

Jamarcus Williams led four Bluejays in double figures with a game-high 27 points -- 13 in the second period -- to go with 15 rebounds.

D.D. Gillespie and Mark Freed topped the Braves with 19 and 17 points, respectively. Drew Thomas chipped in with 11.

Charleston19291419--81
Scott Central19101914--62

CHARLESTON (81) -- Shawn Sherrell 4, Jerquawn Sherrell 16, Jamarcus Williams 27, Justin Clark 13, Antonio Riggens 6, Jerrell Quinn 12, Brandon Gillespie 3. FG 32, FT 5-10, F 18. (3-pointers: Clark 3, Gillespie 1. Fouled out: none).

SCOTT CENTRAL (62) -- Caleb Johnson 8, D.D. Gillespie 19, Drew Thomas 11, Bobby Hatchett 3, Mark Freed 17, Toby Heeb 4. FG 17, FT 16-23, F 11. (3-pointers: Gillespie 1, Heeb 1, Thomas 2. Fouled out: none).

St. Vincent 53,Grandview 46

St. Vincent used a big advantage from the free-throw line to win a Jefferson County Conference road game.

The Indians (8-5) hit 25 of 38 free throws, while Grandview was just 7-for-22. St. Vincent is 2-1 in league play, and 2-0 in the small schools division of its conference.

Justin L'Hote led St. Vincent with 15 points and Gregory Finger added 14.

St. Vincent12161213--53
Grandview1310716--46

ST. VINCENT (53) -- Justin L'Hote 15, Greg Finger 14, Chris Wengert 9, Richardet 8, Josh Rollet 7. FG 13, FT 25-38, F 22 (3-pointers: Finger 1, Richardet 1. Fouled out: Chris Fischer)

GRANDVIEW (46) -- Jake DeRousse 13, Jake Hayes 12, Mike Mayberry 7, Jesse Rector 6, Dillan Barnes 6, John Bruemmer 2. FG 19, FT 7-22, F 29 (3-pointers: Rector 1. Fouled out: Hayes, Barnes)

JV -- St. Vincent 55, Grandview 12.

Hillsboro 80, Perryville 70

Hillsboro outscored visiting Perryville by 11 points in the second quarter to post a Jefferson County Conference win.

Michael Fritsche scored 22 for Perryville (9-6), and teammate Tyler Bauwens added 21.

Seth Swafford scored a game-high 24 points for Hillsboro.

Perryville1992121--70
Hillsboro18202022--80

PERRYVILLE (70) -- Corey Lorenz 5, Tyler Bauwens 21, Jonathan Hecht 2, Michael Fritsche 22, Brent Roth 4, Craig Brueckner 3, Ricky Dunn 13. FG 22, FT 20-28, F 19 (3-pointers: Dunn 3, Fritsche 3. Fouled out: Hecht, Fritsche)

HILLSBORO (80) -- Seth Swafford 24, Eric Miller 1, Kevin Craney 2, Adam Ethier 18, Brandon Glore 17, Mario Brontoli 8, Ed Winchester 4, Jess Foster 6. FG 28, FT 19-29, F 16 (3-pointers: Swafford 4, Ethier 2. Fouled out: none)

Kelly 40, Chaffee 19

Chaffee scored no more than seven points in any quarter as the Red Devils were throttled by visiting Kelly.

Nine players scored for the Hawks, who led 18-2 after one quarter. Chris Cooper paced Kelly with seven points.

Chaffee (3-9) was led by Andy Hendrix with 11 points.

Kelly18949--40
Chaffee2575--19

KELLY (40) -- Tyler Thurman 5, Chris Cooper 7, Josh DeBrock 3, Kyle Chipman 6, Zach Hicks 1, Dallas Tew 6, James Miller 2, Zach Hamm 6, Spencer Ayers 2. FG 14, FT 6-12, F 17 (3-pointers: Thurman 1, Debrock 1. Fouled out: none)

CHAFFEE (19) -- Zach McDaniel 1, Josh Steger 5, Gabe Seabaugh 2, Andy Hendrix 11. FG 8, FT 2-11, F 15 (3-pointers: Steger. Fouled out: none)

JV -- Chaffee 45, Kelly 41.

Woodland 83,Meadow Heights 67

Senior Seth Gaines erupted for 46 points to lead Woodland in a home victory.

Gaines hit eight 3-pointers against the program that set the national record for 3-pointers in a game last season and was 12-for-13 on free throws.

"He came out early, making four 3s in the first qurter," Woodland coach David Mirly said. "The key was Caleb Lee and Timmy Abner penetrating and kicking out to him for open shots. He just knocked them down tonight."

Gaines had 28 points by halftime and added 10 more in the third period.

His younger brother, sophomore Chad Gaines, chipped in with 17 points.

Woodland improved to 4-9.

Tyler Wagner led Meadow Heights with 26 points, while Derrick Wilfong added 15.

Meadow Hgts15221416--67
Woodland24202217--83

MEADOW HEIGHTS (67) -- Derrick Wilfong 15, Tyler Wagner 26, Mayfield 6, John Long 3, Hotop 2, Sam Russell 8, Dusty Davis 1, Luke Nitsch 6. FG 24, FT 16-28 (3-pointers: Long 1, Nitsch 1.)

WOODLAND (83) -- Caleb Lee 7, Seth Gaines 46, Filippo Manca 1, Timmy Abner 4, Devon James 2, Chad Gaines 17, Jordan King 6. FG 24, FT 23-31 (3-pointers: S. Gaines 8, C. Gaines 2, King 2)

JV -- Woodland won 53-36.

Advance 72, Richland 55

David VanGennip came off the bench to score a team-leading 24 points and added nine rebounds in the Hornets' win at Richland.

"He had a huge night and gave us a big lift off the bench," Advance coach Joe Shoemaker said. "He's starting to play with more confidence. He played with more energy and had a good night."

Alex Steil added 17 points and Trenton Moses threw in 16 for the Hornets, who improved to 10-4 overall and 3-1 in Stoddard County Activities Association action.

VanGennip hit two 3-pointers in the first quarter to help the Hornets rally from an early deficit.

"We didn't shoot well and missed some open looks early, but they made the adjustments and started pounding the ball inside to make a little run," Shoemaker said. "And those 3-pointers by VanGennip were really big.

"But Richland's a scrappy team," he added. "We've been battling sickness lately, but we came out and played hard."

Oak Ridge 69, Zalma 62

Oak Ridge outscored host Zalma 25-16 in the fourth quarter for a comeback win.

Garrett Light led the Bluejays (2-8) with 16 points, Dustin Meyr had 15 and Dylan Abbott and Josh Hormann had 12 apiece.

Timmy Rodgers led Zalma with 21 points and Justin Lemons had 20.

Oak Ridge15121725--69
Zalma15201116--62

OAK RIDGE (69) -- Kaz Lange 7, Dustin Meyr 15, Dustin Owens 7, Dylan Abbott 12, Garrett Light 16, Josh Hormann 12. FG 22, FT 18-32, F 23 (3-pointers: Hormann 4, Abbott 2, Meyr 1. Fouled out: Lange)

ZALMA (62) -- Travis Mergel 9, Chad Buehler 2, Timmy Rodgers 21, Colton Bailey 5, Justin Lemons 20, Kevin Walker 4, Jeremy Rodgers 1. FG Xx, FT xx-xx, F xx (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

JV -- Zalma won 47-37.

GIRLS BASKETBALLNew Salem Baptist 36,People's Christian 21

New Salem Baptist remained undefeated with a road win at Arnold.

Sarah Green scored 14 points for the Eagles (9-0), and Martha Poole added 12. Celsey Cook pulled down 23 rebounds.

New Salem pulled away from a tie game with a 16-3 third-period spree.

New Salem68166--36
People's8634--21

NEW SALEM BAPTIST (36) -- Sarah Green 14, Laura Poole 4, Celsey Cook 4, Kelsey Barlow 2, Martha Poole 12. FG 18, FT 0-0, F 13 (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

PEOPLE'S CHRISTIAN (21) -- Molli Lovig 13, Brittany Grogan 8. FG 10, FT 1-7, F 6 (3-pointers: none. Fouled out: none)

South Iron 68,Meadow Heights 34

Chelsey Kight scored 11 points and Sara Hendrickson added 10, but Meadow Heights (3-9) lost at home.

South Iron1816204--68
Meadow Heights12886--34

SOUTH IRON (68) -- Daniele Kaempfe 8, Cala Huffman 2, Jessica Crocker 8, Phoebe Guinar 13, D. Baggott 2, Lindsay Colat 9, Whitney Kirstead 14, Megan Bagwell 6, Chasare Alcorn 6. FG 25, FT 16-21, F 9 (3-pointers: Kaempfe 2. Fouled out: none)

MEADOW HEIGHTS (34) -- Sara Hendrickson 10, Ashley Doublin 2, Amanda Hendrickson 5, Emelia Kamp 2, Tora Jordan 4, Chelsey Kight 11. FG 13, FT 6-8, F 20 (3-pointers: S. Hendrickson 2. Fouled out: none.

-- From staff reports

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