Tuesday's Games at Alma
TUESDAY, DEC. 30
Eureka boys vs. Berryville
12-11, 24-24, 44-32, 51-47
The Highlanders threw a new wrinkle at their shorter neighbors and used a 1-3-1 zone for most of the game, which turned into a rough brawl as the officials swallowed their whistles. The zone worked, according to Eureka's coach Hill.
"We used a zone the whole game, a 1-3-1, and did a decent job," Hill said. "We did a great job rebounding. Our players also did a good job of getting the ball inside to Cash.
"Chris Williams has been playing good and had four points in the first quarter, then hurt his ankle."
He wasn't the only one hurt, as Berryville's T.R. Jamar played with a broken bone in one hand, and teammate Heath Neal had to have five stitches in his head after diving for a lose ball during the game.
Coach Jones from Berryville said, "We got good looks at the basket and played hard, but we didn't hit our shots. We were 15 of 55 from the field. We shot a lot of threes because it was hard to get inside against their size."
Scoring- ES- Covington- 23, 9/12 Fts; Pendergraft- 11, 5/6 Fts; Smith- 5, 1/1 Fts; Williams- 4, Sebby 4, 1/3 Fts; Wolfinbarger- 2, 2/4 Fts; Catlin Keck- 1, 1/2 Fts. Team- 19/28 Fts. BV- Smith- 14; Neal- 10; Ray- 7; J. Kriesel- 6; Joey Curtis- 5; Deweese- 3. Team-4/6 Fts.
Berryville girls vs. Alma
9-11, 20-21, 30-42, 39-62
The Lady Bobcats played well the first half and went in at the break down one, 20-21. But Alma made a run in the third quarter and got up 12 points, then outscored Berryville 20-9 in the fourth quarter to win.
That sent the Lady Bobcats to a 3:30 p.m. consolation game against Lavaca on Wednesday, which will be reported in next week's paper.
Scoring- BV- Chelsea Williams- 11; Mahalie Armstrong- 9, 3/5 Fts; Emma Cantele- 6; Leah Stidham- 5; 4's- Stephanie Hicks, Emily Bell.
Eureka girls vs. Lamar
Coach Hall said the team fell behind the first half but rallied in the second.
"We made some shots in the third quarter and played them even the second half," he said. "We pressed midway through the third quarter to the end. We got to within 11 points once, but it was mostly a 20-point game.
"We played terrible defense the first half and they made their shots. They hit four threes that half and we dug too big a hole to come back."
For Eureka, Mandy Moore scored 16, Becca Wallis 9, Hannah Cole 6, Brianna Freeman 5, Jessica Smith 4, and Addie German 4.