January 16, 2008 Edition

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WR teams defeat S-H

Debbie Richey
Staff Writer

Walnut Ridge traveled to Imboden to take on Sloan-Hendrix in high school basketball action on Jan. 8.

Senior girls

The senior girls game was close from the start. The match was tied 5-5 at the close of the first quarter and 14-14 at halftime.

Sloan-Hendrix slipped by the Lady Bobcats for a 21-20 lead heading into the final quarter. Walnut Ridge played a strong fourth quarter to overtake the Lady Hounds and capture a 39-32 win.

For Walnut Ridge, Vanessa Oliver had 16 points and five rebounds. Rachel Looney recorded a double double of 13 points and 12 rebounds. Chelsea Treadway contributed six points, three steals and three assists. Chelsey Linebaugh closed with three points and two assists. Alivia Hackworth notched a free throw, and Jordan Rorex had three steals

For Sloan-Hendrix, Amanda Green recorded a double double, with 12 points, 10 rebounds and an assist. Megan Break had four points and three rebounds. Hannah Rowsey had four points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal.

Katelyn Morris totaled four points, three rebounds and a steal, and Kara Morris had four points and three rebounds. Latricia Mans added two points and five rebounds, and Kristin Belcher added two points and three rebounds.

Junior girls

In junior high girls action, Walnut Ridge led 9-7 after the first quarter. Places were switched in the second quarter, with the junior Lady Greyhounds taking a 15-13 lead to the locker room.

The Lady Bobcats took charge of the contest in the third quarter, moving out to 33-20 lead as the final quarter approached and going on to post a 46-24 win.

Ashley Baker led the Lady Cats with 15 points, two steals and two assists. Amanda Emison had six points and three steals. Ashley Roacho had six points and three steals. Ashton Lawson and Megan Osbahr had five points each. Daniel Vaughn notched four points and 10 rebounds. Katie Lewis chipped in three points and had eight rebounds, and Beth Massey closed with two points.

The Lady Hounds were led by Haley Slusser with 11 points two rebounds, two assists and four steals. Gennifer Simpson followed with seven points, three rebounds two assists and two steals. Morgan Smith had four points, three rebounds and a steal. Sara Childress closed with a free throw, two rebounds and three steals, and Joshlyn Flanery had a free throw and a rebound. Amber Wilkins and Ashley Ward each had a rebound.

Senior boys

Walnut Ridge defeated Sloan-Hendrix 40-36 in senior high boy's action.

Mitchell Thompson led the Bobcats with 13 points, and Derek Medlock added 12. Robert Rider had seven points. Tommy Lawrence had five points, and Bennett Dudley added three.

The Greyhounds were led by Chad Orrick with 10 points.

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