January 31, 2007 Edition

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BR, ORC split games

Debbie Richey
Staff Writer

Black Rock traveled to Ravenden Springs to take on Oak Ridge Central in high school basketball action on Friday.

Senior boys
In senior boys action, Black Rock's defense paid off, as the Zebras led 15-7 after the first quarter and 36-16 at the end of the first half.

Black Rock continued to hammer the Roadrunners in the second half, leading 60-31 as the final quarter approached and wrapped up the 67-47 conference win.

Mitchell Thompson led Black Rock with 16 points and eight assists. Anthony Todd contributed 10 points, and Noe Linan added nine. Matt Chadwick had eight points and eight rebounds, and Tommy Lawrence added six points. Les Foster had five points, while Chris Richardson and J.J. Nunnally each chipped in four. Michael Franks added three points, and Garrett Maronde had two.

Senior girls

As the senior girls match got underway, the Lady Roadrunners emerged with an 11-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and held a 27-18 halftime lead over the Lady Zebras.

Black Rock was unable to gain any ground on ORC, as they continued to trail 43 24 heading into the final quarter of play. ORC restrained the Lady Zebras, taking the 49-35 conference win.

Jordan Fore led the Zebras with 11 points and Whitney Martin contributed 10. Stephanie Bagwell had seven points, while Shanda Whitlow and Bethany Erwin each had three and Meghan Truitt added a free throw.

Junior girls

ORC defeated Black Rock 34-24 in junior high girls action.

The game was tied early 4-4, as the teams headed into the second quarter.

ORC grabbed a 17-9 lead over the Lady Zebras, closing the first half of play.

Black Rock was unable to deter the Lady Roadrunners in the second half, as they trailed 24-18 entering the fourth quarter.

Jessica Rudd led the Zebras with 12 points. Amber Lamb added five points, and Katie Lewis contributed three. Callie Miller chipped in two points, and Tiffany Pentecost added a free throw.

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