December 06, 2006 Edition

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Hillcrest boys claim victory

Debbie Richey
Staff Writer

Hillcrest defeated Mount Pleasant 61-48 in senior boys basketball on Nov. 27 at Strawberry.

Hillcrest held a slim 11-10 lead over the Bluebirds after one quarter, before moving out to a 31-21 halftime lead.

Hillcrest continued to pound Mount Pleasant in the third period to take a 45-38 lead into the final period.

Jordan Hunter led Hillcrest with 17 points, and Ludie Sexton added 11. Dillion Simpson and Chris Blevins each had eight points, and Aaron Britton and Rob Mize each added six. Jared Parker finished with five points.

The junior high game proved to be a barnburner, when Mount Pleasant's T.J. Sullins sank the winning basket with 20 seconds to play to give the junior Bluebirds a 35-33 win.

Chris Jones led Hillcrest with 17 points, and Derek Wooten had 13.

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