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Basketball season underway



Screamin' Eagle Cameron Durham shoots over a Tuckerman defender during senior high basketball action Thursday night. In the background are teammates Evan Doyle (#34) and Colman Evans (#33). Hillcrest won the game 56-35.
Submitted Photos ~ Marla Helms


Hillcrest's Stacy Maxwell dribbles toward the goal during the Lady Screamin' Eagles' 59-53 overtime win over Tuckerman Thursday night at Lynn.
Nathan Hibbard
Staff Writer

The Black Rock Zebras edged Sloan-Hendrix 71-69 in senior boys basketball on Oct. 22.

Derek Nunally scored 20 points to lead Black Rock. Malachi Gott finished with 17 points, including five three-pointers. Skyler Nunnally pulled down a team-high 17 rebounds Elijah Mondy added 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

"It was a very hard-fought ballgame. We had some early foul trouble, but the team came through in the clutch," said Black Rock head coach Bobby Whitener. "Our underclassmen really stood up and took the reins for us."

Sloan-Hendrix was led by Kyle Murphy with 24 points, including six three-pointers, while Matt Wilkins added 19 points.

Sloan-Hendrix's Lady Greyhounds defeated Black Rock in a senior girls contest 63-21.

Eleven players found the scoring column for the Lady Greyhounds, led by Britney Wolfe with 19 points, which included four three-pointers.

Rachel Weekly had nine points and five rebounds for Black Rock.

Hillcrest opens season

The Hillcrest senior high basketball teams opened the 2013-2014 season at Maynard on Oct. 22.

Maynard defeated the Screamin' Eagles in senior boys action 80-71.

The Tigers led 18-15 after one quarter and 35-30 at halftime. Maynard stretched the lead to double-digits in the third quarter, leading 54-40 entering the final period.

Colman Evans led Hillcrest with 28 points. Brad Nunnally had 15 points and Randal Scott added 11.

In senior girls action, Maynard staged a fourth-quarter rally to edge the Lady Eagles 70-69. Hillcrest led 19-14 at the end of the first quarter, 39-32 at halftime and 54-48 after three periods.

Katelyn Richey led Hillcrest with 24 points, and Caitlin Maxwell registered 17 points. Jordan Whitmire scored 16 points, and Natalie Glenn added 10.

Maynard also won a junior girls game, 45-29.

Tuckerman

The Hillcrest senior boys earned their first win of the season with a 56-35 blowout of Tuckerman and Thursday at Lynn.

The Screamin' Eagles trailed in the early going, but rallied to take a 17-12 at the end of the first half. Hillcrest continued to stretch their lead in the third quarter, leading 37-22 heading into the fourth quarter.

Evans recorded a double-double for the Screamin' Eagles, with 31 points and 10 rebounds.

In a turnaround from Tuesday's game, the Hillcrest senior girls staged their own fourth-quarter comeback to pick up their first win of the season, defeating Tuckerman 59-53 in overtime.

The Lady Screamin' Eagles entered the final period trailing 35-25, but rallied to tie the contest 44-44 at the end of regulation. Hillcrest then outscored Tuckerman 15-9 in the extra period to gain the victory.

Whitmire led three Lady Eagles in double figures, with 13 points. Amber Collins and Richey each added 10 points. Richey also had 10 rebounds.

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