Bobcats extend winning streak to 6

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Jake Wilson shoots from behind the three-point line in last week’s win over Shiloh Christian at Bobcat Arena.
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The Berryville Bobcats are officially on a roll.

The Bobcats picked up a pair of victories last week, defeating Shiloh Christian 74-53 on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at Bobcat Arena before winning on the road by a score of 74-54 at Crane, Mo., last Friday.

Berryville (13-4, 1-1 4A-1) has won six consecutive games and 11 of its past 12.

In the win at Crane, the Bobcats led 37-22 at halftime and stretched that margin to 56-30 by the end of the third quarter.

“We played well Friday night,” Berryville coach Brent Compton said. “We shot the ball well, made 13 threes. We had 20 assists. Our kids are really starting to do the things that we want them to do and doing well.”

Junior D.J. Colbert came off the bench to lead Berryville’s three-point onslaught, making six over the final three quarters and finishing with a team-high 19 points. Junior forward Jake Wilson added 16 points and senior point guard Kade Davidson scored all of his 12 points in the first half.

In Tuesday’s conference win over Shiloh Christian, Berryville led 42-25 at halftime and finished with 12 three-pointers — including two in as many tries by 6-8 senior center Weston Teague, who normally scores most of his points from inside the lane. Teague had a game-high 25 points.

“Shiloh, in their game plan, they weren’t going to guard him (on the perimeter),” Compton said. “I understand it. He doesn’t step out there much and shoot it. But we work on it every day and I see what he does in practice. I just told him: ‘If they’re not going to guard you, knock it down.’ He was 2-for-2 and that didn’t surprise me one bit.”

Junior guard Nate Allen made four three-pointers and scored 16 points for Berryville while Davidson added three three-pointers and finished with 13 points for the Bobcats.

Berryville will travel to Huntsville on Tuesday and host Harrison on Friday in a pair of important conference games.

“It’s a big week for us,” Compton said. “This week could either put us in a bind or put us in real good shape in the league.”

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