Monday, January 28, 2013

Central Jr. High Beats Forrest City; Moves to 20-3

HELENA-WEST HELENA- Four clutch free throws from K. K. Harvey in the final minute allowed the Central Jr. High Cougar Cats to survive a furious Forrest City rally in the 4th quarter for a 50-44 win over the previously unbeaten Jr. Mustangs.

The game was tight throughout the first half, with the Cougar Cats holding a 12-9 lead at the end of the first quarter.  Central increased its lead to five points by the intermission at 23-18.

The third quarter belonged to the Cougar Cats as they managed to push the lead to double digits when Tyrin Vincent hit a basket at the buzzer to end the third quarter and give Central a 38-27 lead going into the final stanza.

Central scored the first four points of the fourth quarter to push the lead to 15 points at 42-27.  Forrest City then went on a 10-0 run and when the Mustangs' Lamontee Randall scored with 2:09 remaining in the game, the lead was down to 42-37.  The teams traded baskets until Randall when 1-2 from the free throw line, got his own rebound and scored to cut the lead to 44-42 with 52 seconds remaining.

Forrest City started fouling and Harvey went 4-4 from the line and Aswad Allen put the exclamation point on the win with eight seconds to go to make the final 50-44.

Central's Coach Robert Carter, "I am proud of the team effort.  I am proud of their effort that has resulted in this remarkable season.  We are proud of the work they have done to be 20-3.

In Jr. Girls action, Kevonshaye Stackhouse scored 32 points on the way to a 44-28 win over the Lady Jr. Mustangs.  Central led from start to finish.  

Andrew Bagley
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