Highlanders top Lead Hill for '07 start

Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Eureka's Orrie Sebby tried to get this shot off over a Pea Ridge Blackhawk earlier this season and was fouled at the end of the play. The Highlanders started play after the holiday break with a big 72-47 non-conference win over the Lead Hill Tigers. Eureka hosts Green Forest tonight in Highlander gym for a key 1-3A Conference matchup. David McNeal / Carroll County News

EUREKA SPRINGS -- The Highlanders took two wins in their first action since the holidays when the senior boys and girls topped Lead Hill in non-conference action last Friday night.

Coach Daniel Cornelison's Highlanders won easily, 72-47, to move their record to 10-9, 1-2 in 1-3A Conference play. Coach Aaron Hall's Lady Highlanders also won handily, 60-40.

Senior High Boys

23-14, 46-26, 57-37, 72-47

"We were real aggressive and got them to turn the ball over, then shot layups," Coach Cornelison said. "Lead Hill couldn't handle our pressure.

"On offense, we put five players in double figures, a first this year. Any of our kids are capable of doing that any night if they shoot with confidence. I was pleased with the win."

One Tiger did cause Eureka problems, as Clary scored 14 points the first half with his left handed shots. Coach got the Highlanders attention at halftime and Clary scored just two points the rest of the game.

Scoring- ES- Taylor Williams- 14; Jordan Parsons- 13; Rudy Sanchez- 12; David Farber- 11; Orrie Sebby- 10; 4's- Joseph Worley, Michael Beard; Seth McCormick- 3; Tyler McBride 1. Team- 9/15 Fts. LH- Clary- 16.

Senior High Girls

22-8, 33-21, 48-32, 60-40

Amanda Dunham had a big night after she settled down against the Lead Hill defense and scored 18 points, nine the first quarter. Shelby Sebby netted 11 and Kelly Clarke 10 to give the team a good start into 1-3A?play this week.

"We needed to start out that way," Coach Hall said. "We got a lead, but Lead Hill shot 15 free throws the first half and only made three field goals. We fouled too much. They shot 26 free throws by the half and made 18 of 30 for the game."

Even giving away that many free shots was balanced out by three Eureka players in double figures, although the Lady Highlanders made just 8 of 23 free throws themselves.

Scoring- ES- Dunham- 18; Sebby- 11; Clarke- 10, 2 3s; Hannah Milligan- 6; Callie Smith- 5, 1 3s; 3's- Shayle Vercruysse, Andi Hamilton; 2's- Megan Handley, Ashley Walker. Team- 8/23 Fts. LH- Campbell- 17, 7/12 Fts; Atkins- 10.

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