October 27, 2010 Edition

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S-H teams compete in tourney

The Sloan-Hendrix Greyhounds and Lady Greyhounds basketball teams competed in the Twin Rivers Classic at Norfork over the weekend.

Boys

The Greyhounds opened play with a 58-45 loss to Lead Hill on Friday. The first quarter ended with Lead Hill up 16-11, but Sloan-Hendrix was only able to put two points on the board in the second quarter, going into the half down 33-13.

Coach Ricky Grisham said his team could not overcome a bad second quarter, but they were able to cut the deficit to seven early in the fourth quarter.

Daniel Rowsey led the Hounds in scoring with 15 points, and Chase DeJournett had 12. Zach Brown recorded seven points, Lucas Conrad had five and Andrew Young, Austin Clark and Tyler Booth had two points each.

In their second game, Sloan-Hendrix fell to St. Joe 52-46 on Saturday.

Sloan-Hendrix jumped out to an early lead of 10-2, but St. Joe went on an 18-0 run before Daniel Rowsey hit the lone free throw of the half to end the dry spell.

"Again, a bad second quarter spelled the outcome," Grisham said. "We did come back to tie the game late in the third, but couldn't hit the free throws needed to take the game from the Wildcats."

DeJournett and Tyler Gillean led Sloan-Hendrix with 13 points each, followed by Brown with 11. Zeb Gibson recorded four points, Rowsey had three and Conrad contributed two.

Girls

In girls action, the Lady Hounds opened play with a 56-38 loss to Lead Hill on Friday.

Sloan-Hendrix got off to a slow start, spotting Lead Hill a 17-point lead at the end of the first quarter, 23-6. The Lady Hounds then outscored Lead Hill 14-10, but still went into the locker room down 33-20, a deficit they would not be able to overcome.

"We did cut the lead down to nine points about half way through the fourth quarter, but that was as close as we could get," coach Scott Nichols said. "Overall it was a pretty good first game. We got rid of our first-game jitters and look forward to getting stronger and better as the season progresses."

Emily Ogden led the Lady Hounds with six points, followed by Shayla Dickson and Madicyn Huddleston with five points each. Michala Stacy, Kayla Griffin, Sara Childress and Robin Buckwalter each recorded four points.

On Saturday, the Lady Hounds played a strong first half against St. Joe, leading 24-16 going into the half, but St. Joe outscored the Lady Hounds 15-4 in the third quarter and eventually won the game 45-40.

"We started off great, but struggled to get going in the third quarter, and it cost us the game," Nichols said.

Dickson and Huddleston led the Lady Hounds with eight points each. Kathryn Hall had seven points, and Kayla Griffin and Demi Stephens each recorded six.

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