CADET — The Arcadia Valley Tigers continue to roll through conference play without hitting much of a stumbling block. After picking up a hard-fought win at Farmington on Monday, the Tigers easily handled the Kingston Cougars, beating them 83-37.
To make matters worse for the Cougars, several of their starters missed the game due to illness. The Tigers took care of business early, taking a 20-5 advantage at the end of the first quarter. The lead ballooned to 43-14 by halftime. The Cougars had their best offensive output in the third quarter by scoring 17 points. Unfortunately for them, Arcadia Valley put up 26 in the quarter.
Nearly all of the Tigers scored in the contest. Arcadia Valley coach Lance Sprenkel described his team’s performance as “a good all-around team effort”.
John Bohannon led the Tigers in scoring with 20 points. David Glaskey poured in 18 points, while Rick Shemwell added 11. Kent Wicker took top scoring honors for Kingston with 15 points, including a perfect 4-4 from the free-throw line. Patrick Wright finished with nine points.
Arcadia Valley (14-1) is still undefeated in conference play at 6-0, while Kingston (2-7) now sits at 2-4. Arcadia Valley will welcome in Valle on Friday night for Homecoming. Kingston will also be in action on Friday, but they will hit the road to battle Bismarck.
Fredericktown 64, South Iron 54
FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Blackcats used a strong performance at the free-throw line to defeat the South Iron Panthers by the score of 64-54.
Neither squad was able to score much in the opening stages of the contest. The second quarter commenced with the score tied at 7-7. The Blackcats were able to jump out to a healthy lead by outscoring the Panthers, 26-15 in the quarter.
South Iron battled back and made the game close. Fredericktown’s lead was cut to 51-50 in the fourth quarter, but the Blackcats held on and pulled away at the end. Out of 18 fourth-quarter points for Fredericktown, 16 of them came from free-throws.
“We did some nice things at the end of the game to win it”, said Fredericktown coach Brett Reutzel. “My guys off of the bench also played very well.”
Josh Collier led the Blackcats with 17 points, including 10 in the second quarter alone. D.J. Hinkle finished right behind Collier with 16 points. Fredericktown (8-8) gets back into the conference play on Friday night when they host Potosi as part of their Homecoming.