February 06, 2008 Edition

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The Hoxie seventh grade boys basketball team claimed the county title. Team members are (front, from left): Dylan Jones, Ryan Vaughn, Seth Hart; (back) assistant coach Josh Herring, Jacob Defries, Zach Crisler, Hayden Defries, assistant coach Braden Watson and coach Darrell Crisler.
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Hoxie seventh-grade boys win finals

Debbie Richey
Staff Writer

The Hoxie and Walnut Ridge seventh grade boys hit the court Saturday at Imboden with the county championship at stake.

The Mustangs slipped out to an 8-6 first-quarter lead. The Hoxie defense took over in the second quarter, holding the Bobcats scoreless in the period while the Mustangs raced to a 21-6 halftime lead.

Walnut Ridge was unable to derail Hoxie in the second half. The Mustangs led 29-11 after three quarters and rolled to a 41-14 victory.

Two Mustangs scored in double digits, with Zach Criser leading the way with 17 points. Jacob Defries added 12 points. Seth Hart contributed five points, and Dylan Jones notched three. Hayden Defries and Ryan Vaughn recorded two points each.

Nick Rice led the Cats with five points, and Eric Wilcoxson contributed three. Range Weeks, Payton Pool and Rowdy Ditto notched two points each.

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