February 09, 2011 Edition

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The Black Rock Zebras earned the senior boys title in the Lawrence County Basketball Tournament. Team members are (front, from left): Cody Clairday, Tyler Freeman, Roger Clements, Min You; (back) coach Jeff Womack, Jason Harper, Joe Paul Carey, Tyler Roby, Hunter Horton, Khris Foster, Tyler Newell, Sam Clem, Tadd Fore and manager Josh Vidal.
Submitted Photo ~ Debbie Richey

Runner-up honors in the senior boys division went to the Hillcrest Screamin' Eagles. Team members include (from left): Billy Brannon, Trenton Neeley, Ethan Holder, Hunter Nunnally, Zach Doyle, Clint Durham, Dylan Wooten, Tyler Parker, Corey Richey, Trevor Morgan and coach Andy Durham.
Submitted Photo ~ Lori Highfield

Zebras claim second
consecutive title

Black Rock's Tadd Fore dribbles the ball around Screamin' Eagle Hunter Nunnally during the championship game of the senior boys division. The Zebras earned the title defeating Hillcrest 58-47.
Submitted Photo ~ Debbie Richey
Nathan Hibbard
Staff Writer

The Black Rock Zebras continued their stellar basketball season by claiming their second consecutive Lawrence County Tournament championship with a 58-47 victory over the Hillcrest Screamin' Eagles Saturday night at Walnut Ridge's Sharum Gymnasium.

The teams were tied 9-9 after a quarter and Black Rock led just 20-16 at halftime. The third quarter proved to be the difference, as the Zebras outscored Hillcrest 21-12 in the period and carried a 41-28 advantage into the fourth quarter. The Eagles played strong in the final period, but couldn't overtake the Zebras.

Joe Paul Carey and Tyler Newell each scored 14 points to lead Black Rock. Hunter Horton added 13 points, and Tadd Fore had 10. Khris Foster had five points, and Tyler Roby added two.

For Hillcrest, Zach Doyle and Dylan Wooten each registered 15 points. Trevor Morgan scored seven points, and Tyler Parker had three. Billy Brannon, Ethan Holder and Trenton Neeley each scored two points, and Hunter Nunnally added a free throw.

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