January 23, 2008 Edition

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Hoxie boys smash EPC
for homecoming victory

Mustang Ray Volner jumps high to try to deflect a shot by an EPC player during Friday night's homecoming game. Hoxie defeated the Warriors 76-50.
TD Photos ~ Debbie Richey
Debbie Richey
Staff Writer

The East Poinsett County Warriors served as homecoming opponents for the Hoxie Mustangs on Friday evening at Hicks Gymnasium.

The senior Mustangs overwhelmed the Warriors in the first half, taking a 35-23 lead to the locker room at halftime.

Hoxie continued their hot shooting in the second half and coasted to a 76-50 victory.

Ray Volner led Hoxie with 20 points and Beau Sisco had 11.

The Mustangs improved to 15-3 overall and 12-1 in 3A-3 conference play.

In the junior high boys game, Hoxie fell to EPC 39-24.


The Hoxie boys made a road trip to Piggott to take on the Mohawks on Jan. 15.

The Mustangs took a first-quarter lead of 21-16. Piggott struggled against the Hoxie defense and trailed the Mustangs 41-30 at halftime.

The Mustangs continued to control the game in the second half and held a 64-48 third-quarter lead. Hoxie put the Mohawks away in the final period, taking the 84-72 win.

Volner went 12-for-15 from the field and totaled 34 points for the Mustangs. Morgan Puckett contributed 16 points, including four three-pointers, and Beau Sisco finished with 11 points.

Hoxie defeated Piggott 38-36 in junior high boys action.


Cade Crisler's layup with 2.3 seconds left gave the Mustangs a 56-55 win at Corning on Jan. 11.

Volner was the Mustangs' top scorer with 19 points, and Tanner Jarrett had 13.

Hoxie defeated Corning 37-20 in junior high boys action.

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