BIC falls twice, losing conference games to EPC, Marmaduke
Buffalo Island Central dropped a pair of 2A-3 conference games last week, losing Tuesday night to East Poinsett County 61-27 and Marmaduke Friday night 57-46.
The Mustangs fell behind 14-8 to the Warriors in the first quarter and trailed 28-16 at the half. EPC took a 42-20 into the final frame.
Jammar Sturdivant scored a game high 25 points to lead the Warriors.
Daniel Davis led BIC with 12 points while Nick Bollinger scored four. James Tate, Brandon Lairsey, Dilynn Strickland, Wes Colbert and Wes Lancaster chipped in two points apiece while Jacob Sanders added one.
Marmaduke jumped to a 24-10 lead over the Mustangs after one period of play and led 39-23 at the half, thanks to five three pointers in the opening half of play. BIC rallied in the third quarter, outscoring Marmaduke 15-7 to cut the Greyhound lead to 46-38 heading into the final period of play.
BIC pulled to within 50-44 with 4:20 left on a 15-footer by Brandon Lairsey, but could get no closer, as Marmaduke remained undefeated in conference play at 5-0 on the season.
The Greyhounds put four players in double figures, led by Kasey Reagans' 13 points. Morgan Hawley tallied 12 while Zach McDowell and Will Winberry added 11 points apiece.
Lairsey led the Mustangs with 12 points while Daniel Davis chipped in 10. Josh McCormick and Jeremy Smith tallied eight points apiece. Dilynn Strickland netted four while James Tate added two.
In junior high action, BIC defeated EPC 42-37. Alan Carmichael scored 11 points, Austin Pike tallied nine, Erik Navarro netted seven, Trevor Couch chipped in five, Jerry Cazares and Dustin Myers contributed four points apiece while Johnathan Mondragon added two points for the Mustangs. Malik Monk led EPC with a game high 15 points.
Eddie Page scored 24 points for the Greyhounds in Marmaduke's 41-23 victory over BIC Friday night at the MAC.
Pike led BIC with 13 points while Tyler Parker and Mondragon added six and four points respectively.
BIC returns to action Tuesday night, traveling to Marked Tree to take on the Indians in a 2A-3 conference game before closing the week against Ridgefield Christian in a non-conference tilt at the MAC.