Marmaduke Hoops Teams in Action
The Marmaduke Lady Greyhounds won their 31st game in a row on their home court when they hammered the Riverside Rebels, 51-31, on Thursday, Jan. 7.
The team has also won 65 out of 68 games, including tournament play on their court since 2013, coach Rick Smith said.
The Hounds as a team were 50 percent from the field and 12 for 14 from the free throw line, which made Smith "feel good about upcoming play in conference."
Leading quarters for the Hounds were 18-9, 31-15 and 40-17.
Abby Meredith led scoring, posting 19. Other scoring for the Hounds was Kelsey McCoy 9, Jordan Mays 9, Brianna Hood 6, Tabitha Hyten 5, Natalie Lentz 2 and Desirae Elder 1.
"If we take care of business this Thursday night and play well against EPC Monday it should put us in position for a good chance at the district title," Smith said.
The Hounds traveled to Earle Monday, Jan. 4, where they defeated the athletic Bulldogs, 71-61. A matchup game came down to the fourth quarter making the difference. "This was one of our best shooting games of the year, shooting 6 for 6 three's in the first quarter alone," Smith said. "We were 11 out of 16 from the three-point line and 18 out of 24 from the free throw line."
Leading quarters for the Hounds were 23-20, 40-33 and 59-51. Scoring for each quarter was close on both sides, but the Hounds took over in the fourth, leaving Earle behind.
Leading scoring for the Hounds was Meredith with an impressive 32 points. Other scorers were Hyten 19, McCoy 7, Mays 7 and Hood 5.
The junior high lady Hounds fell behind compared to their senior counterparts, losing to Riverside 37-29 and 40-30 to Earle, placing the ladies 12-5 overall and 7-2 conference.
Leading quarters for Riverside were 14-8, 25-16 and 36-20. The young Hounds came back in the fourth, only allowing one point to be made by the Rebels, but their nine points weren't enough.
Leading scoring for the Hounds were Anna Meredith with 12 and Natalie Shelton with 11. Other scorers were Johanna Baine 2 and Reesa Hampton 3.
"We just weren't ready to play," Smith said.
Leading quarters for the Bulldogs were 17-6, 21-11 and 32-23. Scoring for Marmaduke were Hampton 8, Emma Foster 8, Shelton 7, Meredith 4 and Baine 2.
The ladies travel to Cross County Thursday night for conference action.
The Marmaduke Greyhounds lost to two very athletic teams last week, 61-42 to the Riverside Rebels on Friday, Jan. 8 and 78-48 to Earle on Tuesday, Jan. 5.
Hosting Riverside, the Hounds came out strong, leading the first quarter 11-6, but Riverside came out on top in the second quarter 33-23 and held their momentum leading the third, 41-26.
Leading scorers for the Hounds were senior Tyler Vowell with 17 points and sophomore Bryson Horton with 14. Other scorers for Marmaduke were Jacob Caraway 6, Luke Richey 2, Jonathan Webb 2 and Andrew Church 1.
Earle jumped on the Hounds on the Bulldogs' home court straight out of the gate Tuesday night. Leading quarters for the hosts were 18-14, 34-23 and 56-42.
Leading scoring for the Hounds was Vowell posting 26 points. Other scorers for Marmaduke were Agee 12, Church 8, Corey Burks 7, Lucas Dixon 6 and Horton 6.
The junior high boys fell to both Riverside and Earle as well, losing to the Rebels 53-32 and 64-19 to Earle.
Leading quarters for Riverside were 27-3, 27-14 and 42-21. Leading scoring for Marmaduke was Billy Elders with 9 points. Other scorers were Austin McCoy 6, Bradley Horton 6, Garrett Hensley 6, Blake Boyd 2, Easton Bradshaw 2 and Blake Brown 1.
In Tuesday's game against Earle leading quarters for the Bulldogs were 20-1, 37-8 and 56-13. Scoring for the Hounds were Elder 8, Horton 5, Hensley 3 and Boyd 3.
The Hounds were scheduled to host Crowley's Ridge Academy on Tuesday night.