January 23, 2008 Edition

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Walnut Ridge's Mitchell Thompson moves the ball against a Tuckerman defender during the Bobcats' 69-63 homecoming victory on Friday night.
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Lady Bobcat Vanessa Oliver takes a shot over a Lady Bulldog defender during the senior high girls game. Walnut Ridge came out on top 55-49 to the pleasure of the homecoming crowd.

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Debbie Richey
Staff Writer

Walnut Ridge hosted Tuckerman in 2A-2 conference basketball action on Friday, posting two homecoming victories.

Senior girls

Rachel Looney scored 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Bobcats to a 55-49 victory over the Lady Bulldogs. Walnut Ridge led 16-10 after the first quarter, 31-23 at halftime and 40-32 after three quarters.

Also for Walnut Ridge, Alivia Hackworth scored 14 points, and Chelsea Treadway added eight. Vanessa Oliver and Chelsey Linebaugh had six points each, and Lacy Cobble had three.

The Lady Bobcats improved to 16-4 overall and 10-1 in conference play.

Senior boys

The Walnut Ridge senior high boys captured a 69-63 win over Tuckerman behind a 23-point performance from Bennett Dudley.

Mitchell Thompson finished with 16 points for the Bobcats, while Wesley Davis, Derek Medlock and Robert Rider added 10 points apiece.

Walnut Ridge is now 6-11 overall and 4-7 in the conference.

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