Fayetteville Christian falls to Highlanders

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

EUREKA SPRINGS -- The baskets must have looked as big as wash tubs to the Highlander senior high basketball teams last Thursday as they poured in the points to defeat highly regarded Fayetteville Christian in two games.

Coach Daniel Cornelison's senior boys won 77-56, with Coach Aaron Hall's girls completing the sweep with a 39-25 victory over the Eagles.

The wins moved both Eureka team's records to 5-2 on the season. "It was a good win for both of us,"?Coach Aaron Hall said after the games.

Senior High Boys

29-13, 44-30, 62-47, 77-56

"We played real well. I was proud of them,"?Coach Cornelison said. "We shot the ball real well, had them down 26 at the end. Rudy Sanchez and David Farber had 19 points apiece, and Taylor Williams 17."

Farber made four 3-point shots, including one from halfcourt to beat the first quarter buzzer.

"Jacob Worley started for me and did real well. I think he had 10 points," Coach added.

The Highlanders didn't waste any time, pouring in 29 points the first quarter, but the Eagles' Hinsey hit for 16 points the first half and finished with 22 points for the game with 2 threes.

Fayetteville Christian's Lennox netted 21 and hit 2 threes and scored 13 points in the third quarter before the Highlander defense tightened up.

Eureka hit 7 threes in the game and scored their highest point total of the season.

ES- 19's- Sanchez, 1-3, and Farber, 4 3s;Williams- 17, 2 3s; Worley- 10; Seth McCormick- 6; Craig Follmer- 4; T.J. Wilkinson- 2.

Senior High Girls

9-5, 18-8, 28-13, 39-25

"We have a nice variety of girls scoring,"?Coach Hall said. "We have four girls that score between nine and 12 points a game. We're real balanced.

"Shelby Sebby had one of her better games although she just scored one point. She got everyone involved, made good passes and decisions while on point guard duty. She did a nice job.

"Miranda Smith came in the fourth quarter and scored seven points. She did a good job around the basket. Kelly Clarke shot real well, hit four threes that made Yellville stretch their defense so we could get more inside," Hall said.

"Clare McCormick played solid, scored 9 but just hit 5 of 11 free throws. It was rough in there because they tried to double team her. They had two foul out and one with four fouls and they didn't have that many players.

ES- Clarke- 12, 4 3s; McCormick- 9; Smith- 8; Hannah Milligan- 4; Callie Smith- 3, 1 3s; Shayla Vercruysse-2; Sebby- 1. Team- 8/22 Fts. FC- Briney- 10, all in 4th quarter.

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