Greyhound Boys and Girls in Action
Both Marmaduke Greyhound teams were in action the past week, with mixed results.
The Marmaduke Lady Greyhounds pulled a 9-1 run in the last three minutes to take the win, 54-47, from Riverside on the Rebels' home court Monday night. The Hounds now stand 5-0 for the season and 2-0 in conference.
The Hounds were behind 47-44 until Jordan Mays led the way to victory with a total of 24 points in the game. Other scorers were Abby Meredith 9, Kelsey McCoy scored 8, Desirae Elder 4, Natalie Lentz 4, Brianna Hood 3 and Tabitha Hyten 2.
Defensively, Mays grabbed five rebounds and four steals while teammate Meredith grabbed five as well and three steals. Elder took six rebounds and Lentz grabbed seven. Eleven out of 15 free throws attempted were made.
"We're doing pretty good so far," coach Rick Smith said. "We're not like last year's team, but we're getting the job done. If we had had many turnovers last night the game wouldn't have gone as well as it did."
The Hounds traveled to Buffalo Island Central on Thursday and pounded the Mustangs, 76-48.
The first quarter Meredith and Hyten both hit double three's, pulling the Hounds out front 21-6. In the second quarter BIC came back with 20 points, but the Hounds hung on, adding another 16, bringing the halftime score to 37-26. The Hounds ran off and left the Mustangs in the third quarter, scoring 26 points while BIC only made 11. The fourth quarter played through without the clock stopping and both teams not making much headway, the Hounds scoring 13 points and BIC 11.
Four players scored in double digits. Lentz made 14 points; eight free throws. Meredith scored 19 points with three three-pointers and seven free throws. Mays scored 12 points and Hood scored 11 with three three-pointers.
The junior high girls won, 55-22, in a comeback game against Riverside. Riverside beat them by two in the Bay tournament and the girls showed they were a force to be reckoned with Thursday night.
"We just played well," coach Smith said. The Hounds led 34-10 at halftime.
Natalie Shelton led the girls with 30 points, making four out of four free throws, four rebounds and three steals. Reesa Hampton hit eight points and grabbed two rebounds. Angel Johnson got six points, three rebounds and one steal.
The girls also played BIC Thursday, winning 46-40, making the team 7-1 for the season and 2-0 in conference.
In the first quarter Marmaduke and BIC put in eight points. In the second quarter Marmaduke pulled into the lead with 14 points while BIC only put up five, making the halftime score 22-13. The Hounds put in 13 more points in the third quarter and 11 in the fourth. BIC had 17 fourth-quarter points.
Shelton played a strong game throughout, making 12 free throws and six two-pointers, giving the freshman 24 points total for the game. She wasn't alone in pulling the victory though as Anna Meredith scored a total of 12 points, with three three-pointers.
The Marmaduke senior boys lost 68-44 to Bay on the Yellowjackets' home court Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Bay's Jonathan Crain took over the game right off the bat, making seven two-pointers in the first quarter to contribute most of Bay's 22 points while the Hounds seemed to lack momentum, netting only 10 points. In the second quarter the Hounds only posted 12 points while the Yellowjackets added another 29 bringing the halftime score to 51-22 in favor of Bay.
The Yellowjackets then coasted to the win in the second half.
"Bay shoots the ball really well," said coach Justin Ward. Two Hounds shot double digits -- Derek Agee with 13 and Lucas Dixon with 10. Three Bay players posted high scores -- Crain with 17, Tyler Pritchett with 13 and Nolan Smith with 12.
The junior high boys traveled to Bay Monday, Nov. 16, where they took on Trumann, who won 50-33.
Trumann led 34-17 at the halftime break.
Austin McCoy led the team with 16 points and the Wildcats had two double digit scorers -- Ben Turner, who posted 14 and Cody Rolland with 11.
The teams traveled Riverside Tuesday night, where Ward expected to have a well-matched game. The boys will also play at Crowley's Ridge Academy on Friday with the junior high game beginning at 5 p.m.
Breast Cancer Awareness Classic
Marmaduke's second annual breast cancer awareness classic was held Saturday, Nov. 14, with 11 area teams playing for the cause,
Marmaduke's senior girls narrowly closed the deal, beating Cedar Ridge, 65-61. Marmaduke coach Rick Smith said his team had a lot of turnovers in the game.
It started off a close game with Marmaduke scoring 19 points in the first quarter and Cedar Ridge scoring 12. In the second quarter the Hounds posted nine points while Cedar Ridge scored 14, bringing the halftime score to 28-26 in the favor of the Hounds. In the third quarter the Lady Hounds ran off and left Cedar Ridge, putting up 23 points while the Lady Wolves posted only 13. However, Cedar Ridge made a comeback with 22 points and the Hounds posted 14, ending the game with a close score. Two players posted double digits -- Jordan Mays with 20 and Abby Meredith with 16.
The junior high girls pulverized Highland with an ending score of 56-17. In the first quarter Marmaduke began by making 17 points followed by 19 in the second quarter. Highland lagged behind only posting five in the first and one in the second for a halftime score of 36-6. In the third quarter Marmaduke added 18 points and Highland posted 10. In the fourth quarter both teams lost momentum with the Hounds only scoring two points and Highland one for the final score. Marmaduke's leading scorers were Natalie Shelton with 16 and Emma Foster with nine.
Other game results were Buffalo Island Central beat Highland 48-44, Bay whipped Valley View 62-35 and Nettleton won 72-41 against Earle.