Highlanders fatten record on Bulldogs

Monday, January 31, 2005

The only trouble the Eureka Springs Highlander basketball teams had on Tuesday night with the Decatur Bulldogs was holding the scores down.

Coach Aaron Hall's senior high girls held the Lady Bulldogs to eight points in the first half and went on to take a 54-23 win. That gave them a 10-13 record, 2-4 in 1AA play.

Coach Josh Hill's senior boys rewarded him with his 100th victory, accomplished in just five seasons, with a 55-22 win that left the team 12-13, 4-2 and in second place in 1AA play.

"It was nice," Hill said about reaching the milestone. "We've had good kids that always seem to get better. I've had all these kids, from juniors on down, since the seventh grade."

Eureka also won both junior high games. See Junior High Roundup next page.


Tuesday, Jan. 25

Senior High Boys

18-8, 37-12, 51-16, 55-22

The Highlander defense held the Bulldogs to just four field goals for the entire game, then the team loosened up in the second quarter to score 19 points while holding Decatur to four.

"It was good for the kids," Coach Hill said. "They played hard, and everybody got playing time. We had four that scored well."

Paul Sebby had 12 points, Victor Smith 11, Waylon Wolfinbarger 10, and John Kniess 10. Kniess also had a dunk, his second in the last two games.

"John finished good around the basket," Coach said.

Scoring- ES- Sebby- 12; Smith- 11; Wolfinbarger- 10; Kniess- 10, 1 dunk; 5's- Jordan Parsons, Jesse Alexander; Isaac Pirkle- 2. DC- Johnston- 10.

Senior High Girls

16-6, 37-8, 51-16, 54-23

The Lady Highlanders scored 21 points in the second quarter while holding the Lady Bulldogs to just two.

"The second quarter we went from fullcourt man to a half-court trap," Coach Hall said. "It bothered them and we got steals and layups. We hit six threes the first half."

Five of those came from Hannah Cole, who scored all 15 of her points the first half.

"Hannah found the gaps in their zone and hit three 3-pointers the first quarter and two the second," Hall said. "She made them go man-to-man. Becca Wallis (18 pts.) was 8 of 9 on free throws and scored seven points in the third quarter."

Scoring- ES- Wallis- 18, 8/9 Fts; Cole- 15, 5 3s; Amanda Dunham- 7; 4's- Mandy Moore, Ashley Knapp; Ashley Walker- 3; Megan Edmondson- 2; Rebekah Cole- 1. DC- Harris- 9; Schoen- 8.

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