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Central shower drowns Blazers

Central shower drowns Blazers
University Heights (Ky.) couldn’t weather the Obion Central boys’ storm.
The Rebels showered the basket with 28 3-point attempts — 11 that went through the net — during Tuesday’s 54-47 triumph in the fifth place game at the Graves County Holiday Classic.
Central, now 9-5 on the campaign, finished their play at the event with back-to-back triumphs after they dropped their first two outings at GC.
The Rebels took just 12 shots from 2-point range during the victory as they hit on five of those.
Tyler Barber and Jacob Mobbs both finished with 11 points and each went 3-for-8 from beyond the arc.
Mobbs was also a force on the boards as he completed a double-double with a team-high 10 rebounds. He also dished out five assists for Central.
As a team, OC bettered the Blazers 37-26 in the rebounding department and the county locals overcame 17 turnovers to gain the win.
Brandon King pulled down eight caroms, while Brady Boucher had seven rebounds.
Otherwise, Nick Gilliam was a point shy of double digits with nine markers.
The Rebel bench was also key for the victors as it contributed 13 points.
Obion Central returns to action Tuesday when it hosts Dyersburg.
Both SF teams now 2-9
The losing streak finally came to an end for the South Fulton girls, but their male counterparts weren’t as fortunate.
The SF girls bettered  Hickman County (Ky.) 53-46 to earn seventh place — and break a nine-game losing streak — at the Martin tournament on Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils’ futility streak continued as they tasted defeat for the seventh straight outing after a 66-57 loss to the University School of Jackson.
In the girls’ triumph, South Fulton doubled HC 12-6 in the first quarter and that six-point lead stuck throughout much of the game.
Maeghan Eaves had the most impressive stat sheet for the SF girls as she pitched in 14 points, pulled down nine rebounds and dished out four assists.
Otherwise, All-Tournament selection Brooke Kane offered a dozen markers and she brought down nine caroms.
Lauren Dowdy also finished in double digits with 10 points, while Paxton Sisson contributed nine and Marina Barclay six for the victors.
“We played a little better defensively,” Devilettes’ coach Curt Lee said. “We’re still having trouble taking care of the ball.”
In the boys’ defeat, Jacob Wade offered a double-double for the Redmen as he was responsible for 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Jonathan Avent offered 13 markers, with Montre Lewis and Alex Gallien both credited with seven.
South Fulton struggled mightily from the field as the team hit 25-of-55 total shots (0-for-7 from 3-point range).
The team’s season-long struggles at the foul line also continued as SF hit just 7-of-17 charity tosses.
“We missed some easy shots near the basket,” Red Devils’ coach Keith Frazier said. “We played hard and more like a team than we had in the other two games, but we missed shots we should have made.”
South Fulton returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to Humboldt.

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