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Passes limited
for Rebel games

Obion County Central will be accepting only TSSAA and TACA passes for the Rebels’ play-in and first-round games in the upcoming District 13AA Tournament.
OCCHS season passes will not be accepted, and reserved seating will not apply.
There will be no admittance from behind the home football stadium side. All fans must enter through the gymnasium lobby.
The OC boys will host Milan at 7 Saturday night in a play-game between the seventh and No. 10 seeds. Should they win, the Rebels would play at either Westview or Crockett County in a quarterfinals game Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The Central girls will host South Gibson in a quarterfinal matchup Monday night at 7.
The semifinals and finals of the 13AA event will be hosted by Dyersburg, beginning on Thursday night.

UCYAA leagues
set registration

Registration for UCYAA baseball and softball leagues will take place two times later this month at the Obion County Public Library.
The first sign-up is slated for Feb. 16 from 1-5 p.m., and the second will be Feb. 19 from 5-7 p.m.
The fee to play is $45.

Hot-shooting EIU
routs Skyhawks

Myles Taylor scored 19 points, but Eastern Illinois shot 65 percent on its way to a 93-65 win Thursday night at the Elam Center.
The Skyhawks (6-17, 3-8 Ohio Valley Conference) led on four occasions early in the contest and trailed by just one point at the 4:27 mark in the first half. However, the Panthers hit four 3-pointers in the final 3:19 of the first half and UT Martin wouldn’t get any closer than five points the rest of the way.
Taylor also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds to go along with a pair of steals in 31 minutes. Terence Smith (11 points, team-high four assists), Mike Liabo (10) and Justin Childs (10) also each cracked double-figures in the scoring column for the Skyhawks, who shot 45.1 percent (23-for-51) from the floor.
Morris Woods’ 18 points and Sherman Blanford’s double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds) paced Eastern Illinois. Alex Austin added 16 points, Austin Akers tallied 13 points, eight assists and seven rebounds and Malcolm Herron scored 12 points for the Panthers (7-17, 4-7 OVC), who hit nine of their 12 three-pointers in the first half.

Published in The Messenger 2.8.13

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