Greyhounds reach semis in WBC Tournament

Wednesday, December 7, 2005

The Marmaduke Greyhounds were downed 56-40 by eventual champion Riverside in the semifinals of the Williams Baptist Tournament last week. Marmaduke trailed throughout: 18-10, 25-30 and 46-34.

The Hounds fought back early in the second half, cutting it to a one-point game, but Riverside battled back behind Jordan Adcock's 26 points to end Marmaduke's hopes for a victory.

"We played real well the first two games," Marmaduke head coach Steve Richey said. "Riverside has an awfully good team.They went on a run at the end of the third and we couldn't get back."

Nathan Haynes paced the Hounds with 10 points. Other scorers were Justin Ward 9, Ben Jordan 6, Neal Thrash 5, Trent Smith 4, Chris Foresythe 4 and Aaron Reddick 2.

Second Round

Marmaduke topped 70 points for the second game in a row, as they advanced to the semifinals of the WBC Tournament at Walnut Ridge with a 77-65 win over Maynard. The Hounds were in front at each quarter break: 18-15, 43-28 and 62-48.

Marmaduke had four players score in double figures, as the team showcased their balanced attack. Haynes led the Hounds with 19 points. Also scoring were Jordan 14, Smith 12, Thrash 10, Ward 9, Foresythe 9, Reddick 2 and Alex Ryan 2.

Marmaduke advanced to 9-4 on the year with the win

Opening Round

Marmaduke advanced to the second round of the Williams Baptist Tournament with a 70-42 thumping of Black Rock. The Hounds never trailed, leading 28-8, 38-24 and 55-30 at the quarter breaks.

Marmaduke was paced by Foresythe's 17 points. Foresythe drained five shots from deep in the game. Other scorers were Ward 13, Smith 12, Haynes 9, Caleb Bell 6, Ryan 4, Thrash 3 and Jake Roland 3.

"We played really well in the first two rounds," Richey said. "We shot the ball well and really got after teams on the defensive end. It goes to show what we're capable of when we're on our game."

The Greyhounds will travel to Walnut Ridge this Friday.

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