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Screamin' Eagles win two, lose one

Dustin Durham moves the ball during Hillcrest's win against Twin Rivers.
TD Photo ~ Debbie Richey
Debbie Richey
Staff Writer

The Hillcrest Screamin' Eagles made the road trip to Weiner on Satuday and suffered a 61-48 setback at the hands of the Cardinals in senior boys basketball action.

Hillcrest took a 16-12 first-quarter lead, but Weiner rallied to take a 39-31 halftime lead. Weiner held off he Eagles in the second half to claim the win.

Aaron Britton and Chris Blevins each had 15 points to lead Hillcrest. Britton added six rebounds, an assist and two steals. Blevins had eight boards and three assists. Derek Wooten closed with 11 points, three rebounds and two assists.

Jordan Hunter had nine points one rebound and an assist. Dustin Durham had four points, one rebound and two assists. Patrick Corder added four points, three rebounds and an assist. Tyler Crews recorded three points, and Robert Jones closed with two. Ricardo Rodriguez and Jacob Clifton each had a rebound.

In junior high action, the teams engaged in a closely played contest, with Hillcrest coming out on top 36-31.

Weiner led 8-3 at the close of the first quarter, but Hillcrest answered in the second quarter to cut the Cardinal's halftime lead to 11-7.

The junior Cardinals held onto a 24-22 lead in the third quarter, but the Screamin' Eagles took the lead back and held it for the victory.

Dylan Wooten led Hillcrest with 15 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. Billy Brannon contributed seven points, six rebounds and a block. Trevor Morgan added five points, nine boards and an assist. Tyler Parker tossed in five points, and had a rebound.

Zach Doyle notched two points, a rebound, four assists and two steals. Zach Bilbrey recorded two points and a steal, and Hunter Nunnally closed with a rebound.


Hillcrest hosted Tuckerman on Oct. 18 at Strawberry.

In a junior boys game, The Eagles scored 14 points to Tuckerman's eight points, at the close of the first quarter and continued to lead 31-18 at halftime.

Hillcrest did not let up in the second half, as they led 43-29 at the close of the third quarter. Tuckerman came from behind to make it a two-point game, but Hillcrest held on to take a 52-46 victory.

Dylan Wooten led Hillcrest with 24 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals. Morgan had 10 points, seven rebounds, an assist and a steal. Doyle had 10 points, a rebound, an assist and three steals. Bilbrey had five points, a rebound, an assists and a steal. Brannon had two points, seven rebounds, an assist, two blocks and one steal. Nunnally had three points and a rebound, and Austin Harris had three rebounds, and an assist

Tuckerman outscored Hillcrest 45-15 in a seventh grade boys scrimmage.

The teams played two 10-minute quarters with a continuous clock.

Hunter Nunnally led the Eagles with five points. Cory Richey added a three-pointer. Josh Wilson, Noah Bilbrey and Brandon Scott contributed two points each, and Zach Doyle had a free throw.

Twin Rivers

The Hillcrest senior boys hosted Twin Rivers on Oct. 16 at Lynn.

The Eagles took a 13-9 first-quarter lead. Twin Rivers began raining buckets in the second quarter and trailed only 31-30 at halftime.

Returning to the court, Hillcrest took a 47-36 lead with Durham driving in his 10 points back-to-back and Corder hitting short jumpers to push the Eagles ahead with the fourth quarter approaching.

Despite the Panthers efforts, the Eagles took the home win 61-51.

Hillcrest was led by Derek Wooten with 12 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Blevins had 11 points, six boards, a block and two steals. Hunter had nine points, four rebounds and an assist. Britton had nine points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals. Corder had eight points, six rebounds, an assist and two blocks. Durham had eight points, a rebound, two assists, and five steals. Clifton had one point, two rebounds, an assist and two steals. Tye Hines had one point and one assist. Ricardo Rodriquez had two rebounds and one steal, and Robert Jones had a rebound.

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