February 15, 2017 Edition

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Hoxie, WR split senior games

Walnut Ridge's Guy Lemmons jumps to shoot a basket as he is guarded by Hoxie Mustang Gavin Waldrupe during senior boys action on Feb. 7. The Bobcats won the game 49-37.
TD Photos ~ Ashley George

Hoxie hosted Walnut Ridge in senior high basketball action on Feb. 7 at Hoxie Mustang Gymnasium.

The Hoxie senior girls routed Walnut Ridge 70-23, behind a 25-point game from Devyn Pollard.

Hoxie led just 12-7 at the end of the first quarter, but outscored the Lady Bobcats 22-3 in the second period to take a commanding 34-10 halftime lead. The Lady Mustangs stretched their lead to 49-16 in the third quarter and continued to pull away in the final frame.

Sydney Gillham and Bekah Kopp each added 17 points for Hoxie.

Megan Jared led Hoxie with 14 points.

Senior boys

Walnut Ridge enjoyed a comfortable lead for most of the senior boys game, but had to withstand a fourth-quarter rally by the Mustangs to come away with a 49-37 victory.

The Bobcats jumped out to a 16-3 first-quarter advantage and led 27-12 at the intermission. Walnut Ridge extended their lead to 42-21 after three quarters before being outscored 18-7 by the Mustangs in the fourth period.

Drew Flippo led Walnut Ridge with 12 points, and Luke Harper added nine points. Tristan Hoffman grabbed 14 rebounds for the Cats.

Cody Roper scored eight points for Hoxie.

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