Bobcats take two road wins from Cardinals

Friday, December 15, 2006
Berryville's Brad Newberry, No. 3, kept the pressure on Yellville-Summit's Jeremy Crespino all night with trademark Bobcat defense. Newberry scored 11 points against the Cardinals on Tuesday, then 12 points against the Panthers on Wednesday -- and still does the dirty work on defense. David McNeal/Carroll County News

FARMINGTON -- The Berryville Bobcat senior high basketball teams took two key 1-4A conference road wins Tuesday when they defeated the Farmington Cardinals in their first conference games of the season.

Coach Brett Compton's Bobcats moved their record to 8-1, 1-0, with a 53-50 win, clinched by Cody Curtis' 4 of 4 free throws in the fourth quarter.

Coach Matt Carter's Lady Bobcats moved to 11-1, 1-0, behind Ivie Deweese's 19 points in a 54-45 victory.

Senior High Boys

12-14, 28-22, 40-34, 53-50

"Doug Marley, the first half, took us on his shoulders and scored 15 points," Coach Compton said. "He had 20 points. Clayton Taff did a great job inside. Farmington is big and strong."

Coach said Brad Newberry started slow, but that when the Cardinals went to a zone in the third quarter, he stepped up.

"Brad had three 3-pointers at that time," Coach said, then talked about the end of the game. "We were up one with maybe 30 seconds left and Cody Curtis hit two free throws. He was 4 of 4 at the line in the fourth and they were all huge."

Compton said that Stevin Williams and Geoff West came off the bench to battle Farmington's big inside post players and "did a great job."

Just two Farmington players scored in double figures, Abrecht, 6-4, with 25 and Rowland, 6-5, with 11.

Scoring- BV- D. Marley- 20, 1 3s; Taff- 14; Newberry- 11, 3 3s; Curtis- 6, 4/4; Cheston Jennings- 1; Will Marley- 1.

Senior High Girls

20-11, 32-22, 45-30, 54-45

The Lady Bobcats stayed ahead all game, but the Lady Cardinals kept jumping back as they rained threes on Berryville.

"They hit eight threes, five in the second half, and three of those in the fourth quarter" Coach Carter said. "And they were bombs, from out deep. We would be on the verge of getting away with the game, then they would hit a three."

Berryville answered with some neat high-low passing from Lynsey Griffith to Ivie Deweese that Farmington couldn't stop, plus Courtney Moore hit two threes of her own. Katie Tennant was also 3 of 4 at the line in the fourth quarter.

Farmington's Beavers hit five threes and scored 18 points. Blew had 13.

"Ivie had some great catches, and she rebounded extremely well," Carter noted.

Scoring- BV- Deweese- 18, 3/4 Fts; Mackenzie Howerton- 15, 3/6 Fts; Moore- 10, 2 3s; Griffith- 5; Katie Tennant- 5. Team- 12/20 Fts. FN- Beavers- 18, 5 3s; Blew- 13.

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