January 16, 2008 Edition

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Hillcrest boys fall to WCC

Debbie Richey
Staff Writer

The White County Central Bears came to Lynn on Friday and recorded a 57-30 win over Hillcrest's Screamin' Eagles in 2A-2 conference basketball action.

The Bears jumped in front of Hillcrest early, with a 19-12 first-quarter lead. WCC continued their strong showing in the second quarter and led the Screamin' Eagles 39-17 at the break.

Hillcrest was unable to change the momentum in the third period and trailed 54-27 heading into the final quarter.

Derek Wooten led the Eagles with eight points. Tye Hines added six points, and Chris Blevins had four Dustin Durham and Tyler Crews notched three points each. Aaron Britton and Patrick Corder closed with two points each.

In junior boys action, Hillcrest jumped out to a 14-2 first quarter lead. WCC began to gain ground in the second quarter, but Hillcrest continued to lead 24-11 at halftime.

The junior Screamin' Eagles continued their threatening defense in the second half, holding a 39-17 third-quarter lead and going on to post a 44-27 win.

Dylan Wooten led Hillcrest with 19 points. Trevor Morgan contributed 10 points, and Zach Bilbrey notched five. Zach Doyle, Clint Durham and Billy Brannon all chipped in three points each, and Tyler Parker closed with two.

Tuckerman

Hillcrest hosted the Tuckerman Bulldogs on Jan. 8 at Lynn. Hillcrest was down four players from the beginning of the season, but still had a strong showing before falling to the Bulldogs 55-53.

The Screamin' Eagles came out charged up and took a 17-9 first-quarter lead and led 28-24 at halftime.

Hillcrest came out in the third quarter ready for another round. They were like a whirlwind around the Bulldogs, holding a 41-39 third-quarter lead.

The fourth quarter was too much for the Eagles. They held their own until the final minutes of the match, when the Bulldogs found their footing and took their first lead of the game. The Eagles' Derek Wooten went to the charity stripe and made his free throws, but time ran out for Hillcrest, as Tuckerman prevailed.

Derek Wooten led the Eagles in scoring with 23 points. Britton notched a double double, with 18 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and six steals. Corder contributed five points and six boards. Blevins added four points and had four rebounds, and Durham closed with three points, four assists and a rebound.

Quitman

The Hillcrest senior boys lost to the Quitman Bulldogs 60-28 on Jan. 4 at Quitman.

The Bulldogs jumped out to a 15-4 lead in the first quarter and continued to 31-13 at halftime.

The Screamin' Eagles were unable to deter the Bulldogs and trailed 54-25 going into the final quarter.

Derek Wooten led Hillcrest with 10 points. Ricardo Rodriquez added seven points, and Britton had six. Josh Mayland notched three points. Corder chipped in two points, and Blevins added a free throw.

The Hillcrest junior high boys recorded a 46-18 win over the junior Bulldogs.

The junior Screamin' Eagles took a 7-6 first-quarter lead. Hillcrest began to pull away in the second quarter, moving out to a 22-9 halftime lead.

The Eagles continued to dominate the Bulldogs and held a 42-14 lead as the third quarter came to a close.

Dylan Wooten led the junior Eagles with 12 points. Parker contributed six points. Doyle, Tyler Durham and Hunter Nunnally each totaled five points. Morgan and Billy Brannon notched four points apiece. Dylan Brady tossed in three points, and Bilbrey scored two points.

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