January 24, 2007 Edition

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Zebras suffer losses

Debbie Richey
Staff Writer

The Weiner Cardinals visited Black Rock on Friday and came away with a hard-fought 56-53 win over the Zebras in senior boys basketball action.

The game began with the Zebras taking a 22-13 lead at the end of the first quarter. Black Rock continued to rule the court in the second quarter and led 33-27 at halftime.

The Zebras continued to own the lead 45-42 approaching the final quarter.

The battle continued until the final buzzer sounded, with the Cardinals taking the win.

Matt Chadwick led the Zebras with 14 points.

In senior girls action, Weiner overpowered the Lady Zebras 60-33.

Black Rock was led by Whitney Martin with 12 points.

In the junior girls game, Weiner edged Black Rock 29-27.

Ridgefield Christian

The Black Rock boys traveled to Jonesboro on Thursday to take on the Ridgefield Christian Warriors in high school basketball.

In senior high action, the game was tied 15-15 after the first quarter. Before Ridgefield Christian eased into a 30-24 lead at halftime.

The Zebras failed to overcome the Warriors, trailing 46-41 entering the final quarter. Despite the Zebras defense and hard fought efforts, they fell to the Warriors 67-56.

Micheal Franks led the Zebras with 14 points, and Anthony Todd contributed 13 points and eight boards. Mitch Thompson added 11 points, five assists and five steals. Les Foster closed with nine points, and Tommy Lawrence notched seven points and nine rebounds, and Chris Richardson recorded two points.

In the junior high game, the Warriors led 18-7 after the first quarter. Black Rock struggled in the second quarter and trailed 27-15 at halftime.

The Zebras hit the hardwood with a vengeance in the third quarter and cut the Warriors' lead to 31-27 heading into the final quarter of play. Ridgefield Christian held on for a 46-32 victory over Black Rock.

Black Rock was led by Ben Walker with nine points and four steals. Tyler Roby contributed six points and 11 rebounds. Hunter Horton added seven points and eight boards, and Kris Foster notched five points. Trent Moreledge closed with three points, and John Rice recorded two.

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