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Central girls cruise again; Rebels split

Central girls cruise again; Rebels split
The No. 2-ranked Obion Central girls feasted on another District 13AA bottom feeder.
The Lady Rebels, who pummeled next-to-last Milan three nights earlier, easily dispatched last-place and winless Crockett County 72-32 Friday night for their 30th straight road win.
OC (25-1, 16-0), already the regular season district champion, is expected to move up to No. 1 when the new Associated Press prep rankings are released today with top-ranked Upperman having lost to Livingston Academy over the weekend.
The Central boys split a pair of games Friday and Saturday, losing a tough 61-57 decision at CC before bouncing back to win at Hickman County 67-63.
The Rebels are now 11-13 overall, 6-10 in 13AA play heading into the season’s final regular season week that will feature games against the district’s two top teams — at Westview Tuesday, and at home Friday against Covington.
OC 72, CC 32 (G)
Central’s starters played only a little more than a quarter for the second time in four nights against an overmatched foe.
The Lady Rebels bolted to a 31-8 halftime lead and never looked back.
Brandi Goodman led three players in double figures with 14 points, while both Shannon Wiggins and Kelsey Gibson each tallied 10.
“Hopefully, with our starters getting nearly three quarters of rest again, it’ll get us both physically and mentally ready for tough games against Westview and Covington this week,” Obion Central head coach Lyle LaRue said.
CC 61, OC 57 (B)
A 21-7 Cavalier run at the end of the first half erased an OC lead, and host Crockett County outscored the Rebs by four points in the final stanza to break a 39-all deadlock after three periods.
Zack King had 19 points and 15 rebounds in another solid performance, while Brian Morris finished with 16 points and seven boards.
OC 67, HC 63 (B)
Central hit 9-of-18 3-pointers and put four players in double digits to bounce back on Saturday against the Falcons.
Shaw Logan, who had hit a halfcourt shot on Tuesday in a win over Milan, repeated that feat just before the intermission as one of his five triples. Logan finished with 16 points, behind only Morris who had 21 markers and five assists.
King registered his second double-double in as many nights with 12 points and 13 rebounds — 10 of those points coming in a critical fourth quarter. Shyheim Slayton also scored 12 points. Published in The Messenger 2.6.12

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