Greyhound Girls and Boys in Action
The Marmaduke Lady Greyhounds came out 2A conference champs on their home court after a great victory over Earle, 63-50, Thursday, Feb. 4.
The Lady Hounds stand 26-8 overall and 13-1 in 3-2A conference play.
The Hounds jumped ahead early in the game and the Bulldogs didn't have the momentum to catch up. Leading quarters for the Hounds were 12-8, 35-24 and 45-30.
Leading scoring for Marmaduke was Tabitha Hyten with 21 points. "She had a monster game coming off the bench in the second quarter and hitting three three's in less than a minute and a half; she hit 21 points, but also had five rebounds, four steals and three assists," coach Rick Smith said. "Mays also had 12 points and eight assists and McCoy took 10 rebounds."
Other scorers for the Hounds were Abby Meredith 17, Jordan Mays 12, Brianna Hood 8, Kelsey McCoy 3 and Desirae Elder 2.
"Earle is arguably the most talented team in the state and we'll be playing them again," Smith said as the Hounds move into the district tourney in the number one seed; Earle moves into the fourth seed. This is the fourth conference championship for Marmaduke in four consecutive years. "I'm proud of my three seniors," Smith said. "They're small in stature but big in heart."
The junior high lost to Earle, 50-44, though Smith doesn't see the loss as terrible. "Earle is undefeated in conference and we only lost by six; it was a great effort," Smith said.
Leading scoring for the Hounds was Natalie Shelton, posting 23. Other scorers for Marmaduke were Ressa Hampton 5, Emma Foster 4, Karlie Gilliam 4, Angel Johnson 3 and JohnnaRae Baine 2. The junior ladies stand at 18-7 and 11-3 conference.
The senior high ladies took on Marked Tree as guests last night and the junior ladies will play Marked Tree in the junior high tournament at EPC Wednesday night.
The senior and junior high Greyhounds fell to Earle Friday night on their home court.
Boys vs Earle
The senior Hounds lost 84-66, a game which coach Justin Ward said, "was played well; we were down by six points with one minute to go against the best team in the state, which shows our team is getting better."
Leading quarters for the Bulldogs were 23-14, 40-31 and 57-51. Leading scoring for the Hounds was Derek Agee, posting 29. Other scoring was Tyler Vowell 16, Bryson Horton 13, Andrew Church 6 and Jacob Caraway 2.
Earle bulldogged the Hounds in the last quarter, outscoring them 27-15, but the Hounds showed great potential.
The junior boys fell hard, losing 80-15 to Earle. Leading quarters for the guests were 19-5, 41-9 and 72-12. Scoring for the Hounds were Billy Elder 7, Jakob Tritch 3, Zach Lee 3 and Bradley Horton 2.
The Hounds played Corning last night. "They have a couple of good players and we're a little beat down," Ward said. "We're going to have to find a way to score and get a win."