Not much of a shake-up in area standings

From Staff Reports

Jan. 23, 2008 - There wasn't much of a shake-up in the area district standings on Tuesday as Saltillo, Miller Grove and Yantis all swept their opponents on Tuesday, and all remain in good playoff position.


Yantis 69, Union Hill 35

BETTIE - The Yantis Owls had four players in double figures as they rolled to a 69-35 win over Union Hill Tuesday night. The win left the Owls 4-1 in District 18-A, one game behind league-leader North Hopkins. The Owls are now 16-10 for the season.

A 15-4 second quarter put the Owls ahead 38-13 at intermission and they led 54-20 going into the final quarter.

"We are down to the final three games and we get them all at home. If we take care of business, we will be alright," Yantis coach Larry Tucker said. "All 11 of our kids got to play and everybody got to score."

Daniel Cerretani finished with 14 points, Houston Tibbs scored 12 points, Terry Thompson scored 11 points, Randy Smith scored 10, Jordan Davis seven, Tony Garcia five, Carl Jordan three, Zach Wester, Cord Burnett and Allen Rose scored two points each, and Zach Leatherwood scored one point.

The Owls have an open date on friday, then will host Boles on Jan. 29.

Saltillo 51, Campbell 29

CAMPBELL - No. 20-ranked Saltillo held Campbell scoreless in the first quarter jumping out to a 13-0 lead to remain undefeated in District 22-A.

The Lions were led by Derek McClure with 15 points, while Steven Mobley and Nolan Garmon scored 11 points each.

Saltillo is now 23-3 overall and 9-0 in district, with a two-game lead over second-place Campbell, and will host Roxton on Friday.



Saltillo - Jocsan Gamez 6, Steven Mobley 11, Derek McClure 15, Nolan Garmon 11, Kenneth Poor 8.

Campbell - Peters 2, Dawson 3, Seale 14, Higginbotham 8, Price 2.

Miller Grove 64, Sulphur Bluff 34

SULPHUR BLUFF - Miller Grove remained in the hunt for a playoff spot with a big win over Sulphur Bluff Tuesday night.

The Hornets are 20-6 overall and 9-1 in District 22-A with four games remaining in the regular season.

Miller Grove was led by Yan Heijligers with 13 points and Andrew Steele with 11 points.

"The boys played with a lot of intensity tonight," said MGHS coach Gary Billingsley.

Miller Grove hosts Dodd City at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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Miller Grove - Yan Heijligers 13, Andrew Steele 11, Mason Kerby 9, Joey Hegseth 8, Aaron Baylus 6, Seth Roberts 5, Cayle Watson 4, Kenny Robbins 3, Timmy Heijligers 3.

Sulphur Bluff - Austin 2, Hale 13, Rodriguez 12, Litrell 2, Messick 4, Hope 1.


Yantis 63, Union Hill 25

BETTIE - The Yantis Lady Owls stayed undefeated in District 18-A with a 63-25 romp over Union Hill.

The win gave the Lady Owls a 5-0 district slate, and with Cumby's win over Boles, a two-game lead over the district field. They evened their season record to 10-10 with the win.

Amanda McKinney hit for 13 points and had13 rebounds for the Lady Owls. Shelby Allen added 11 points, Amanda Collins nine, Rachel Spurgeon eight, Stephanie Hogg seven, Teresa Ortiz eight, Blanca Reyna five and Bailey Hunt four.

The Lady Owls have a bye Friday and will be at home against Boles Jan. 29.

Saltillo 50, Campbell 33

CAMPBELL - Winter Johnson and Stephanie Methe combined for 29 of the Lady Lions' 50 points in their win Tuesday night.

Johnson had a game-high 15 points, while Methe added 14 for the Lady Lions.

The No. 1-ranked Lady Lions are now 24-2 overall and 10-0 in District 22-A, and will host Roxton on Fridaya.



Saltillo - Stephanie Methe 14, Candace Prather 2, Winter Johnson 15, Emily White 3, Brooke Lane 8, Kimber Thompson 8.

Campbell - Duplechan 3, Jordan Jaco 1, Haas 5, K. Ross 11, Jaco 1, Ross 10, Team 2.

Miller Grove 49, Sulphur Bluff 23

SULPHUR BLUFF - Miller Grove evened its District 22-A record at 5-5 behind 10 points from Jamie Hayes Tuesday night.

The Lady Hornets (12-14 overall) held a 9-5 lead after the first quarter, a 21-10 lead at the intermission and a 30-15 lead after three quarters of play.

"This keeps us in the running for a playoff spot," said MGHS coach Gary Billingsley.

The Lady Hornets will host Dodd City at 6 p.m. Friday.

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Miller Grove - Haley Potts 7, Adrian Estrada 9, Ina Jenson 7, Rebecca George 8, Nancy Del Castillo 6, Jamie Hayes 10, Mary Del Castillo 2.

Sulphur Bluff - Tompson 7, Bryant 5, Nelson 5, Stailey 5, Andrews 1.

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