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'Hounds back on track against Otterville

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

OTTERVILLE -- After being held below his scoring average for three games, junior Jacob Schowengerdt found his touch Tuesday with 25 points during the Sweet Springs boys' basketball team's 71-43 non-conference victory at Otterville.

The Eagles, who had won four of their previous five games, found themselves down 18-10 after the first quarter and by 18 points at halftime. Schowengerdt racked up 17 points during the first half, with senior Matt Harris adding 10.

The Greyhounds maintained control with a 21-10 third quarter as both Harris and junior Jeffery Hall knocked down a pair of three-pointers. The visitors hit 10 of 22 attempts from beyond the arc during the contest.

Otterville (8-4) had three players score in double figures, led by senior Ryan Benny with 12 points.

Harris finished with 18 points and Hall had 14 for Sweet Springs (9-5), which Thursday will host Glasgow -- coached by former Greyhound assistant Mick Cropp and ranked fourth in Class 1.

Salisbury 84, Slater 32

SLATER -- Seniors Austin Francis and Austin Wyatt both passed the 1,000-point career scoring mark Tuesday during ninth-ranked Salisbury's 84-32 Lewis and Clark Conference victory at Slater.

The combo combined for 18 points during the Panthers' 26-12 first quarter. Salisbury took a 34-point lead into halftime.

Francis wound up with 19 points and Francis had 18 for the Panthers (12-1, 4-0 L&C).

The Wildcats (4-12, 1-6) got 15 points from junior Mat Curren. Slater will be off until Monday, when it hosts the 32nd annual Wildcat Classic.

Tina-Avalon 61, Malta Bend 14

TINA -- Tina-Avalon out-scored visiting Malta Bend 14-2 in each of the first two quarters Tuesday, then went on a 24-4 rampage during the third period, for a 61-14 non-conference victory.

Junior Dylan Rucker had 14 points and junior Lane Mathews added 13 for the Dragons (7-8).

Sophomore Tyler Jenkins' eight points paced the Tigers (1-12), who begin CCAA play today at home against Bunceton.

Girls

Otterville 38, Sweet Springs 32

OTTERVILLE -- The Sweet Springs girls got off to a dreadful start Tuesday, down 15-0 before rallying, during a 38-32 non-conference loss at Otterville.

Senior Hannah Stone and junior Stephanie Oswald combined for 11 of the Lady Eagles' 13 first-quarter points. Sophomore Nicole Bright hit three shots as the Lady Greyhounds closed the margin to three points by halftime with a 15-6 run.

Otterville (8-5) couldn't shake the visitors after that, but closed out the victory by making five of seven three throws. Stone and Oswald each wound up with 14 points.

Bright had eight points and 14 rebounds, with senior Mikalah Vogelsmeier and junior Christina Higgins also tallying eight points, for Sweet Springs (9-5) -- which entertains seventh-ranked Glasgow on Thursday.

Salisbury 55, Slater 34

SLATER -- Visiting Salisbury got off to a 22-6 start and didn't let Slater back into contention Tuesday during a 55-34 Lewis and Clark Conference win.

Junior Hannah Nicolay hit five shots during the first quarter and wound up with a game-high 18 points for the Lady Panthers (11-3, 3-1 L&C).

The Lady Wildcats (8-9, 3-4) got 12 points from junior Mary Anne Boston, with senior Sylvia Knox dishing out seven assists.

Tina-Avalon 63, Malta Bend 8

TINA -- Junior Jenna Holmer exploded for 24 points off the bench Tuesday as Tina-Avalon registered a 63-8 non-conference home win over Malta Bend.

The Lady Dragons (6-6) also got 18 points from junior Kelsey Garber.

Sophomore Kayla Kiehl and junior Danielle Kiser accounted for all of scoring for the Lady Tigers (0-11).



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