MHS Boys and Girls Split Games
The Marmaduke Greyhounds pulverized Ridgefield Christian, 89-35, Thursday, Jan. 28, on the Greyhound court, but were defeated, 63-47, Tuesday, Jan. 26, by Marked Tree as guests.
Against Ridgefield Christian the team shot 70 percent off the floor, "which is much better," said coach Justin Ward. Leading quarters for the Hounds were 21-17, 45-26 and 76-32. Leading scoring for the Hounds was Bryson Horton, posting 24. Other scoring was Lucas Dixon 20, Tyler Vowell 13, Andrew Church 12, Corey Burks 10, Derek Agee 4, Jonathan Webb 3 and Luke Richey 3.
Marked Tree had two standout players, Markel Perry posting 18 and D'Angelo Griffin 15, who dominated the court for the first three quarters of Tuesday's game.
Leading quarters for the hosts were 10-8, 18-13 and 42-29. Leading scoring for Marmaduke was Tyler Vowell with 13. Other scorers were Church 11, Agee 7, Dixon 6, Richey 5 and Burks 5.
"We just couldn't get over the hump," Ward said.
The junior high boys narrowly lost to Ridgefield Christian, 37-35, though Ridgefield led the Hounds throughout.
Leading quarters for the guests were 8-3, 18-11 and 28-21. Marmaduke outscored Ridgefield 14-9 in the fourth but it wasn't enough.
Leading scoring for the Hounds was Billy Elder with 13. Other scoring was Blake Boyd 7, Blake Brown 5, Zach Lee 3 and Austin McCoy 1.
"We've got to learn to put four hardworking quarters together," Ward said.
Marked Tree showed up to play, winning 48-22 over the junior high boys.
Leading quarters for the hosts were 12-1, 25-7 and 43-14. Scoring for the Hounds were McCoy 9, Bradley Horton 9, Blaine Banning 3 and Brown 1.
"We just didn't show up and play," Ward said.
The Hounds played Rector last night in the Cougars' homecoming game. Results will be in next week's edition of the CCTD.
The Marmaduke Greyhounds had a split week, losing 60-53 on Bay's court to the Yellowjackets Thursday, Jan. 28, and winning 72-13 over the Indians at Marked Tree, Wednesday, Jan. 27.
At Bay, the Hounds led the first 16-12, but the hosts quickly picked up speed, taking over in the second, leading 31-23, and then the third, 43-34.
In what coach Rick Smith called "one of our best games of the year," there was a high level of competition. Bay is currently second in the 1A division and 27-3 for the season.
Leading scoring for the Hounds were Tabitha Hyten 18 and Abby Meredith 17. Other scoring for the Hounds included Brianna Hood 8, Kelsey McCoy 8 and Jordan Mays 2.
Marmaduke beat down Marked Tree, never giving them a chance to breathe with high scoring quarters throughout.
Leading quarters for the Hounds were 17-4, 38-6 and 63-11. Leading scoring for Marmaduke was Brianna Hood, posting 16. Other scorers were Desirae Elder 15, Meredith 8, McCoy 8, Tabitha Lentz 5, Shandan York 5, Jordan Mays 4, Darra Johnson 4 and Scout Weaterford 3.
"It was a tough environment, but we played well regardless," Smith said.
The junior high ladies followed in suit, losing to the Yellowjackets 28-17 and winning over Marked Tree 51-17.
Unlike their senior counterparts, Bay took the advantage quickly, leading quarters 10-5, 17-11 and 24-14. The hot tot on Bay's team was Tot Diaz, who posted 20 of Bay's 28 points alone. Scoring for the Hounds were Ressa Hampton 15 and Angel Johnson 2.
Marmaduke blew Marked Tree out of the water, starting hot and keeping the momentum strong.
Leading quarters for the Hounds were 15-4, 31-10 and 46-16. Leading scoring was Hampton with 21. Other scorers were Anna Meredith 9, Natalie Shelton 6, Johnson 5, Karlie Gilliam 4, JohnnaRae Baine 3 and Emma Foster 3.
The Hounds host rival Earle Thursday night.