MHS Boys and Girls in Action

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Marmaduke Greyhounds had no trouble at Crowley's Ridge Academy in a 70-37 win Friday night.

Quarter leads for the visitors were 18-9, 39-24 and 59-28. Andrew Church and Derek Agee led the team in scoring with 19 points apiece. Other scorers were Tyler Vowell 8, Bryson Horton 8, Corey Burks 5, Jonathan Webb 4, Luke Richey 3, Josh Edwards 2 and Lucas Dixon 1.

"Derek and Andrew played very well," coach Justin Ward said. "I've been pushing them to give it their all and they did."

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Hounds traveled to Riverside where the host team came out on top 70-47.

Leading quarters by the hosts were 24-12, 40-24 and 51-35. Greyhounds scoring in double digits were Vowell 10 and Agee 11. Other scorers were Horton 8, Dixon 6, Burkes 6, Church 5 and Webb 1.

The junior high boys also faced defeat last week, losing at Riverside 46-18 and CRA 35-29.

The Hounds and CRA battled it out in overtime after a tight match. The Hounds led until the final quarter 9-5, 18-12 and 29-21. Tied at 29-29, the Hounds couldn't pull it off in the final minutes giving the win to CRA.

In the game against Riverside, "we just played poorly as a team," Ward said. "We need to build up our confidence and believe we can win against anybody; got to learn how to get it done."

Leading quarters for Riverside were 15-2, 25-5 and 42-15. Scoring for the Hounds were Blake Brown 7, Blaine Banning 3, Bradley Horton 3, Parker Lentz 3 and Blake Boyd 2.

Lady Greyhounds

The senior Lady Greyhounds have been hitting high scores recently, including smacking down Cross County on the Lady Thunderbirds" home court, 88-30, Monday night.

Leading at the quarters for the guests were 31-6, 57-13 and 77-23. Four Lady Greyhounds hit double digits including Tabitha Hyten 25, Jordan Mays 13, Shandan York 12 and Brianna Hood 10. Other scorers were Kelsey McCoy 8, Desirae Elder 6, Abby Meredith 4, Scout Weatherford 3, Rachel Martin 3, Natalie Lentz 2 and Darra Johnson 2.

"We played well the first half, and Hyten did remarkably with 25 points and 10 rebounds," coach Rick Smith said. "Defensively we played well and maintained our intensity throughout the game despite our big lead."

The ladies traveled to Highland, where they played in the school's classic against Harrisburg. The Hounds took off in the second half, leaving Harrisburg behind and winning 75-55. Quarter leads were 22-19, 39-34 and 58-44. Meredith led the team in scoring with 33 points and Hyten scored 13. Other scorers were Lentz 8, McCoy 6, Mays 6, Hood 6 and Elder 3.

"This was by far the best competition we've had this season and definitely the most athletic," Smith said. "I'm very proud of the way we played, as a team we hit 24 out of 30 free throws."

The ladies remain 8-0 for the season and 3-0 in conference. Last night they traveled to England to take on the team they played for the state championship last year. "I expect it to be a tough game," Smith said.

The Junior Greyhounds also beat Cross County, 52-17, Monday. Leading quarters for the Greyhounds were 17-8, 39-9 and 49-13. Two young Hounds scored double digits, Natalie Shelton 14 and Emma Foster 12. Other scorers were Reesa Hampton 9, Johanna Rae Baine 6, Angel Johnson 5 and Zoe Massey 1.

"Despite the score, Cross County is getting better and look like they are really being coached," Smith said. "I expect to see good things out of them in the future."

The juniors traveled to Bay Friday, Nov. 20, where they narrowly lost to Bay 48-42 after Hampton hit a three at the buzzer sending the teams into double overtime. Bay barely kept the lead throughout the game leading quarters 11-9, 21-15 and 30-26.

Hampton hit double digits with 12 points. Other scorers were Shelton 9, Baine 6, Johnson 5, Jenna Boggs 4, Karlie Gillian 3 and Emma Foster 3.

"We played this team earlier in the season and beat them by 25 points," Smith said. The coach said there was a huge free throw discrepancy in the game. "I suppose they are just better at not fouling than we are," he said.

The young Hounds traveled to Greene County Tech on Tuesday, Nov. 17, where they lost 59-39. "GCT is a really good team and much bigger than us in height. They are a 5A team and haven't lost but one or two games," Smith said about the loss.

Leading quarters for the hosts were 18-8, 33-17 and 50-25. Scoring for the Greyhounds were Shelton 13, Hampton 9, Gilliam 4, Maggie Mays 3, Alyssa Henry 3, Foster 2, Anna Meredith 2, Baine 2 and Johnson 1.

The Junior Hounds also traveled to England on Tuesday evening. Details may be found in the Dec. 2, CCTD.

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