BIC Stampedes Cougars 78-37

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Buffalo Island Central bounced back from a Tuesday night non-conference loss at Hughes with a 78-37 rout at Rector Friday night in 3AA North Conference action.

Brooks Taylor, who sat out the Hughes game, returned to the court and sparked the Mustangs with a game high 20 points. Hunter Smith and Derek Rolland pumped in 15 points apiece as BIC remained unbeaten in league play.

The Mustangs hit 12-18 from the foul stripe and ripped the nets from beyond the three point arc, connecting on 10 treys.

Hughes used an 18 point performance from Marcus Washington to lead the Blue Devils to a 56-44 victory Tuesday night at Hughes. The Blue Devils outscored BIC 34-16 in the second half to erase a 17-15 lead by BIC at the half.

Derek Rolland led BIC with 18 points and was the only Mustang in double figures. Eric Wallace had eight points and Hunter Smith scored four. Cord Rose, Garrett Qualls, Jordan Griggs, and Shane Barnes all netted three points apiece while Lance Davis chipped in two.

Darren Smith scored 15 points while Michael Darnell added 11 for Hughes.

BIC finished 11-20 from the foul line and hit three treys on the night. Hughes was 4-11 from the foul stripe and hit four three pointers.

In junior high action, BIC raced past Hughes 48-38 as Steven Greathouse poured in 18 points and Cody Smith added 13 more. Ricky Cordero scored seven, Tab Wildy had five, Heath Hawkins scored three while Brandon Atkeison tallied two points.

The Mustangs bolted to a 19-0 first quarter lead and led 37-11 at the half. BIC entered the final quarter with a 41-22 lead.

Hughes was led by Calvin Woodard and Jamie Cody who scored eight points apiece.

The Junior Mustangs rolled over Rector 48-29 in 3AA North Conference action Friday night at Rector.

BIC will return to action Tuesday as they host Piggott in a 3AA North Conference match-up at Monette. The Mustangs will play their only Leachville game of the year Friday night when they host Walnut Ridge in the Junior High Homecoming game.

BIC will play Saturday night as they look to avenge their NEA Tournament loss to arch-rival Riverside as they host the Rebels at the MAC. The game was originally scheduled to be played November 22 but was rescheduled due to the death of BIC Head Coach Bill Taylor's brother, Larry Taylor. The junior high game will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the senior high game to follow.

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