Town Crier Sports Staff
Buffalo Island Central continued their early season victory binge by blowing out two more 3AA North Conference opponents in Senior High Boys action last week. The Mustangs began the week with a 69-44 rout of Marmaduke before rolling over Piggott 70-48.
Brooks Taylor poured in 20 points in the win at Marmaduke while Derek Rolland added 17 more. Hunter Smith also hit double figures for the Mustangs with 10 points. Eric Wallace had eight, Garrett Qualls scored six, Jordan Griggs and Cord Rose pitched in three each, while Lance Davis added two to round out the scoring. The Mustangs shot a season low 11-26 from the foul line and hit six three pointers on the night.
Marmaduke was led by Neal Thrash who scored 10 points. The Greyhounds shot 6-11 from the line and hit two three pointers.
Marmaduke led 16-13 after the first quarter before BIC came back to grab a 35-29 halftime lead. BIC pulled away to a 46-33 advantage after the third period and put the game away by outscoring the Mustangs 23-11 in the final frame.
The Mustangs improved to 10-0 on the year and 4-0 in conference play with their victory at Piggott Friday night. Taylor again led the Mustangs with 27 points while Rolland pitched in 14 more. Piggott, now 3-1 overall and 2-1 in conference play, was led by Chuck Rice who scored 13 points.
In junior high action, BIC dropped a close 59-55 decision to the Greyhounds. Cody Smith poured in 19 points and Heath Hawkins added 18 more to lead the Mustang attack. Tab Wildy scored eight, Steven Greathouse netted six and Ricky Cordero pitched in four for the Junior Mustangs. BIC was 7-11 from the foul stripe and hit four treys on the night.
Marmaduke placed three players in double digits as Jacob Mason led the way with 15 points while Justin Duke scored 12 and Zach Traylor added 10. The Greyhounds were 4-11 from the free throw line and hit seven three pointers on the evening.
The game was tied at 18 after the first quarter before Marmaduke pulled away for a 26-20 halftime advantage. BIC battled back to pull within one, 42-41, entering the final frame but Marmaduke outscored the Mustangs 17-14 in the fourth quarter to hang on for the win.
BIC will return home Tuesday night as they take on arch-rival Riverside in a key 3AA North match-up at the Monette Athletic Complex.