Hounds top Armorel
Tuesday night Nov. 4, the Marmaduke Greyhounds utilized a strong inside game to build an early lead as they coasted to a 81-57 victory over Armorel at home.
The Hounds started the game with a 9-0 run. John Clark's driving lay-up at 7:04 gave the Hounds a 2-0 lead. When Jordan Gott followed suit at 6:00 the score was 4-0. After Justin Gilbee came up with a steal he passed inside to Dane Boggs who laid it in for a 6-0 lead at 5:38. At 5:18 Clark scored inside as he was fouled. His following free throw made it 9-0 and the Hounds were off and running. The Hounds led 25-2 at the end of one quarter. Of their ten first quarter field goals, nine came in the paint.
Even though the Hounds were outscored in the second quarter they maintained a double digit lead the rest of the way.
The Hounds were up 36-25 at halftime and 59-42 at the end of three quarters.
Clark tallied 25 points and had 10 rebounds. Gott scored 18 points, had 7 rebounds and handed out 5 assists. Boggs had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Brian Potter made 10 points and had 7 rebounds. Justin Gilbee had 7 points, Nathan Haines scored 6 points, Neil Thrash made 2 points and Michael Dobbins made 1 point.
MHS Coach Steve Richey said, "They weren't real big inside and we took advantage of it early on. John (Clark) had a real strong game. He did a good job of taking the ball to the basket tonight. This is the way we kike for him to move."
The Hounds were 3-2 after the game.
The Hounds won the junior game 41-27 to move their record to 2-2 for the year. Trent Smith led the way with 13 points. Chris Foresythe and Kyle Huckabay each had 7 points. Ben Jordan scored 6 points, Justin Snyder made 4 points and Caleb Bell and Jake Roland scored 2 points apiece.
Armorel won the 7th grade game 54-34. Justin Duke was the Hound's leading scorer with 15 points. Dexter Jordan had 7 points, Jacob Mason tallied 5 points, Kurtis Edson, Colton Carr and Jeremy Glasgow each scored 2 points and Jordan Brannon had 1 point.
The 7th grade team's record is 0-1 for the year.