December 14, 2011 Edition

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WR sweeps Maynard

Nathan Hibbard
Staff Writer

The Walnut Ridge Bobcats overcame a halftime deficit to defeat the Maynard Tigers 58-47 in senior boys basketball action Friday night at Maynard.

The Cats trailed 26-19 at the break, but held the Tigers to just six points in the third quarter and moved into a 37-32 lead at the end of the period. Walnut Ridge pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the home team 21-15 to provide the final margin. Zach Crisler scored 18 of his game-high 30 points in the final period for the Bobcats.

Range Weeks finished with 11 points for Walnut Ridge, and Matt Cox had seven points.

In junior high boys action, Walnut Ridge defeated Maynard 56-36.

Spencer Wilson led the junior Bobcats with 20 points. Martin Crisler scored 10 points. Kenzie Flippo had seven points, and Drake Smelser added five.

Senior girls

Walnut Ridge's Lady Bobcats came away with a 59-52 overtime victory at Maynard on Thursday night.

Walnut Ridge led 46-39 at the end of the third period, but the Lady Tigers rallied to tie the contest 52-52 at the end of regulation play. The Lady Bobcats outscored Maynard 7-0 in the extra period to earn their second win of the season.

Katie Lewis had 15 points, and Caroline Kelley scored 12 for Walnut Ridge.

The Walnut Ridge junior girls defeated Maynard 44-40.


The Walnut Ridge senior boys dropped a conference game at Rector 68-53 on Dec. 6.

The Cats led 17-11 at the end of the first quarter and 36-30 at halftime. Rector overtook Walnut Ridge in the third period and led 51-42 going into the fourth quarter.

Crisler led Walnut Ridge with 22 points. Hunter Flippo scored nine points. Weeks had six points, and Eric Wilcoxson finished with four.

Rector also won the junior boys game 44-40 in overtime.

The teams entered the fourth quarter tied 24-24. With Rector leading 40-37 in the closing seconds, Walnut Ridge's Lane Kennedy hit a three-pointer to send the game into overtime.

Kenzie Flippo led the junior Bobcats with 14 points. Spencer Wilson had 11 points, and Martin Crisler added five.

Rector won a seventh-grade game 29-23.

Luke Harper scored eight points for Walnut Ridge. Drake Spain had six points, and Chase Baker added four.


Rector defeated the Walnut Ridge senior girls 58-43 on Dec. 5 at Rector.

Lewis led the Lady Bobcats with 17 points.

Walnut Ridge won a junior girls contest 36-28.

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