Area Roundup: Titans dial long distance for road victory

Posted: Dec. 12, 2012 1:47 am Updated: Jan. 2, 2013 4:15 am


The West Hancock boys basketball team used long-range accuracy to shoot down Griggsville-Perry Tuesday night.

Austin Hardy made six 3-pointers as the Titans sank 11 of their 21 field goals from behind the arc in a 62-54 victory at Griggsville, Ill.

The Titans also won the game at the line, going 10 of 14 from charity stripe with Paxton Harmon hitting four straight free throws in the fourth quarter.

Hardy led the Titans (7-1) with 18 points, while Harmon had 16.

Matthew Kennedy led the Tornadoes (1-6) with 14 points, while Levi King and Dryden Craven added 10 apiece.

Keokuk 56, Clark County 51: The Indians were unable to make a five-point lead in the fourth quarter last and couldn't re-energize the offense in overtime.

Keokuk outscored Clark County 19-14 in the fourth quarter and 7-2 in overtime to pick up the road victory.

The Indians built their lead behind a strong third-quarter defensive effort in which the Chiefs managed just one field goal. Meanwhile, Clark County's Luke Ross and Kyle Kovar dominated the paint, combining for 25 points, including eight of the 14 in the fourth quarter.

Ross finished with 15 points and Kovar had 10. Chase Bevans added 12 points for Clark County.

Southeastern 56, South Fulton 50: The Suns jumped out to an early lead and held off South Fulton. Matthew Ramsey had 24 points to lead Southeastern (4-5). The Suns led by 12 at halftime.

Knox County 58, Milan 16: Royce Poore scored 19 points to lead the Eagles' romp as Milan was held scoreless in the final quarter. Knox County (3-4) led 38-11 at halftime with Poore scoring 13 of his total in the first half.

Elsberry 57, Monroe City 40: Charles Fraction scored 15 of his game-high 25 points in the second half as Elsberry cruised past Monroe City.

Kyle Fulton led the Panthers with 23 points including four 3-pointers, Elsberry extended a four-point halftime lead to 14 with a big third quarter advantage.

North Shelby 58, Schuyler County 43: The Raiders spread out the scoring to get its first win of the year.

North Shelby's Jacob Rich and Lucas Daniel each scored 10 points as nine Raiders contributed to the offensive output. Schuyler's Drew Bruner led all scorers with 15 points.


Illini West 62, West Prairie 38: The Chargers closed with a flourish, turning a five-point game into a rout with a 23-point fourth quarter.

"We were able to put a lot of pressure on them," Illini West coach Grant Suprenant said.

Six players scored in the final eight minutes for Illini West, three of whom hadn't scored the first three quarters. Meanwhile, the Chargers (3-7) held the Cyclones (0-11) to one field goal and just four points.

Elyce Trout scored 11 of her game-high 19 points in the second half for Illini West, while Graci Bastert scored all 16 of her points in the first three quarters. Bastert added four assists, seven steals and four rebounds, while Aubrey Carlisle grabbed five rebounds.

South Shelby 64, Canton 58: The Lady Birds held off a late rally by the Lady Tigers to win a non-conference game at home.

South Shelby led by 11 points with 1 minute, 30 seconds left in the game. Canton cut the lead to five points twice in the final minute but didn't get any closer.

Cassidy Johnston led the Lady Birds (3-4) with 21 points, while Aimee Ellyson scored 18 and Hayley Carroll added 13.

Kailee Gaither and Courtney Baalman scored 14 points apiece for the Lady Tigers (0-7) and Brittney Berhorst added 13.

Schuyler County 60, North Shelby 50: Foul trouble stunted North Shelby's fourth-quarter rally as Schuyler County held on for a Tri-Rivers Conference victory.

The Lady Raiders cut the lead to four before three of their starters fouled out. The Rams went to the line 13 times in the final quarter and made seven of their free throws. Schuyler shot 23 of 34 from the free throw line, while North Shelby (3-3, 1-1 Tri-Rivers Conference) was 12 of 21.

The Lady Raiders' Josiah Linberger led all scorers with 19 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter before she fouled out.

Silex 52, Louisiana 36: Undefeated Silex got 20 points from Natalie Fleming to pull past Louisiana. Silex pulled away in the second quarter as it built a 14-point halftime lead

Denise Blackwell led the Lady Bulldogs (2-3) with 11 points.


Quincy 46, Keokuk 22: The Blue Devils (7-1) dominated the middleweights and took advantage of five pins to capture the dual victory on the road.

The Blue Devils won seven straight weight classes, getting pins from Michael Peters (126 pounds), Jimmy Tedeschi (132) and Parker Schutte (152), a major decision from Steven Sharp (138) and decisions from Matt Bolgri (145), Josh Culp (16) and Calvin Cookson (170).

Trevor Schutte (106) and Steven Wallace (113) also won by pin, while Brody Francis (195) earned a major decision.

Hannibal 57, Boonville 24: Three consecutive pins by the middleweights helped Hannibal earn the North Central Missouri Conference dual victory.

At 132 pounds, Hannibal's Tyler Janes pinned Boonville's Austin Hulbert in 3:34. Eli Ratliff followed suit at 138 pounds, pinning Boonville's Rory Concannnon in 5:24. Hannibal's Colby Collings followed at 145 with a pin of Dylen Snapp in 1:41.

Jake Borgmeyer also won by pin, sticking Boonville's Brennan Hammers in 3:00 at 285. Hannibal's Kyle Muehring won a 9-5 decision over Kyle Cook at 220.

Hannibal won five other matches by forfeit.



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