February 20, 2008 Edition

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BR boys advance
to regional tourney

Debbie Richey
Staff Writer

The Black Rock senior boys basketball team competed in the 1A-3 South District Tournament held last week at Weiner.

The Zebras defeated Maynard in the first round before falling to Armorel in the semifinals. Black Rock earned a trip to the 1A-3 Regional Tournament at Mount Vernon, where they are scheduled to play Concord today at 5:30 p.m.

Semifinals

The Zebras faced the Armorel Tigers in the semifinals on Feb. 12.

The Tigers jumped on the Zebras early, taking a 19-6 lead at the end of the first quarter. Armorel broke the game open in the second period, holding the Zebras to one point, while racing to a 32-7 halftime lead.

Black Rock was unable to muster a second-half comeback and trailed 46-24 after three quarters. Armorel posted a 57-37 win.

Les Foster led the Zebras with 12 points and an assist. Chris Richardson added eight points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal. Garrett Maronde closed with six points, three rebounds and a steal.

Ben Walker recorded four points, six boards, two assists and three steals. J.J. Nunally had three rebounds and a steal, and Tadd Fore added three points. Joe Carey notched two points. Hunter Horton chipped in a free throw and two rebounds, and Tyler Roby closed with a free throw.

First round

Black Rock took on the Maynard Tigers in the first round on Feb. 11.

The Zebras sprinted out to a 24-9 lead in the first quarter. The Tigers rallied in the second quarter and trimmed Black Rock's advantage to 40-35 at halftime.

Maynard continued their comeback efforts in the third quarter and closed to within 56-54 at the end of the period. The game came down to the last second, with Black Rock nipping the Tigers 73-72.

Foster led the Zebras with 25 points, six rebounds and three assists. Walker added 17 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals. Nunally contributed 14 points, seven boards and three steals.

Richardson recorded 13 points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal. Maronde closed with two points, two rebounds and two assists, and Horton recorded two points and three boards.

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