Prep Hoops Round-up/Malta Bend takes road game against Tina Avalon
By Zach Sims
TINA-AVALON -- The Malta Bend Tigers won their road game against the Tina-Avalon Dragons, 79-68, on Friday, Feb. 23.
Malta Bend was down 21-20 at the end of the first quarter but the Tigers came out and had a strong second quarter, outscoring the Dragons 26-11 to take a 46-32 half-time lead.
The Dragons punched back in the third, scoring 25 points but Malta Bend was able to close out the game with a 17-11 fourth quarter to complete the 11 point victory.
Malta Bend had a solid team scoring performance with Ryan Armstrong leading the way with 27 points, Tyler Armstrong had 20 and Matt Kiso scored 14 for the Tigers (6-14)
Shane Peirman led the Dragons in scoring with 23 points.
Salisbury 65, Slater 49
SALISBURY -- The Slater boys fell 65-49 in a Lewis and Clark Conference road game against Salisbury on Friday, Feb. 23.
The game was tied at 12 after the first quarter, but Salisbury took momentum in the second, outscoring the Wildcats 15-4 to take a 27-16 lead into halftime. A 21-point fourth quarter by the Panthers sealed the deal for Salisbury.
Aric Falls had 14 points and eight rebounds and Marco Falls scored 11 for Slater (12-12, 2-7 L&C).
Sweet Springs 55, Crest Ridge 49
CREST RIDGE -- The Sweet Springs Greyhound boys clinched third place in the I-70 conference with a 55-49 road win over Crest Ridge on Friday, Feb. 23.
The Greyhounds had control in the first half, leading by 15 points at halftime, 31-16. Crest Ridge came out fighting in the second half. A 14-9 third quarter reduced the lead to only 10 points. The Cougars again outscored the Sweet Springs in the fourth, by a tally of 19-15, but it wasn't enough and the Greyhounds held on for the win.
Andrew Kueker had another nice performance for Sweet Springs with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Levi Bernard scored 12, including two three pointers and Travis Hinck had a nice line with six points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals for Sweet Springs (11-14, 4-3 I-70)
Jacob Turner led the way for Crest Ridge with 15 points and Jeff Hayes scored 14.
Crest Ridge 56, Sweet Springs 35
CREST RIDGE -- The Sweet Springs girls came up short, 56-35, in an I-70 Conference road tilt against a very good Crest Ridge team on Friday, Feb. 23.
Crest Ridge came out on fire, scoring 21 points in the first quarter, while only allowing Sweet Springs to score eight. Crest Ridge scored 10 more in the second to go into halftime leading, 31-16.
Crest Ridge scored 16 points in the third and nine in the fourth to cruise to the victory.
Jennifer Vogelsmeier had 11 points and Stephanie Krause chipped in six for Sweet Springs, which moves to 10-14 overall and 2-5 in the I-70 conference.
Ranae Kippy scored 20 points for Crest Ridge who move to 29-1 overall and 7-0 in the conference.
Salisbury 56, Slater 17
SALISBURY -- The Slater Lady Wildcats dropped one on the road against conference foe Salisbury Friday night, 56-17.
The Lady Panthers controlled the game from the start, leading 38-13 at halftime. Salisbury kept the pressure on in the second half, only allowing Slater to score four points in the third and shutting them out in the fourth.
Rachel Gonzales led the way for the Lady Wildcats, scoring 5 points. The loss moves Slater to 4-19 overall and 0-9 in the conference.
Tina-Avalon 83, Malta Bend 4
TINA-AVALON -- Four Tina-Avalon players scored in double figures as the Lady Dragons blitzed the visiting Malta Bend Lady Tigers, 83-4
Tina-Avalon started out strong and poured it on the whole game, scoring 23 points in the first quarter, 16 in the second, 27 in the third and 17 in the final frame while holding Malta Bend scoreless in the second half.
Jerrian Johnson scored all four of the points for Malta Bend (0-18)
Darcy Jenkins led Tina-Avalon with 20 points, Brittany Maasdem had 18 and Briana Holmes had 16 in the win.
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