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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Prep Hoops: No Home Cookin’

  • Bulldogs fall at Davenport for first time since 2010
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  • An 18-point hole was too much to dig out of for the Harrisburg Bulldogs Tuesday night at Davenport Gymnasium. Harrisburg fell 71-66 at home to the Fairfield Mules which snapped a 25-game home winning streak for HHS.
    “Nobody wants to lose, but I do think it was a great lesson,” said Harrisburg coach Randy Smithpeters. “We had a very good team coming in here. We got down early, but we come out and battle and get back in. We didn’t get our heads down and we didn’t pout.”
    Fairfield’s Andrew Gifford drained five 3-pointers and finished with 25 points for the Mules (12-3). Six-foot-6 junior Nathaniel Lackey added 22 before fouling out.
    “It pointed out some things that we’ve got to do better,” said Smithpeters. “We gave up some things we don’t want to give up. We want to get better and these are the kind of games that make you better.”
    Senior Tristan Fry scored 13 points for Fairfield.
    Harrisburg’s Eli Taborn-Scott finished with 24 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter. Sophomore Corbin Crim was in double figures with 17 while Bahari Amaya added 10.
    Anfernee Houston scored nine points and Jake Simerly added six before fouling out.
    The Bulldogs (11-3) found themselves in front 14-13 after the first quarter, but were outscored 21-7 in the second period and trailed 34-21 at intermission.
    That deficit ballooned to 18 points out of halftime before Harrisburg managed to make things interesting.
    Harrisburg cut the Fairfield lead to 45-40 late in the third, but two treys from the Mules to close the quarter extended their lead to 51-40.
    Harrisburg still managed to close the Fairfield lead to two points in the fourth quarter, but the Mules finished the game by connecting on 12-of-15 fourth quarter free throws.
    Amaya had an attempt at a potential game-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds that came up short.
    The loss was the first at home for Harrisburg since the 2011 sectional championship to Murphysboro.
    The Bulldogs travel to Herrin Friday night before starting play next week at the Carmi Invitational. Harrisburg will play Fairfield again next Tuesday at Carmi.
    Harrisburg won the JV game, 65-61, in overtime.
     
    Fairfield 13 21 17 20 -71
    Harrisburg 14 07 19 26 - 66
     
    Fairfield: Fry 5 2-6 13, Rodgers 1 2-2 4, Gifford 6 8-9 25, Cod. Simpson 1 3-4 5, Lackey 10 2-4 22, Col. Simpson 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24 17-25 71.
    Harrisburg: Houston 2 1-2 9, Amaya 3 2-2 10, Simerly 3 0-0 6, Taborn-Scott 11 2-5 24, Crim 7 3-7 17, Carrigan 0 0-2 0. Totals: 27 8-18 66.
    3-point FG: Fairfield 6 (Gifford 5, Fry); Harrisburg 4 (Houston 2, Amaya 2). Team Fouls: Fairfield 14; HBG 19. Fouled Out: Lackey, Simerly. Records: FF is 12-3; HBG is 11-3
    Page 2 of 2 - Crab Orchard knocks off Carrier Mills-Stonefort
    Darren Betz scored 22 points, while Slayden Figg tacked on 11 as Carrier Mills-Stonefort fell to Crab Orchard 72-53 Tuesday night.
    Loren Whiting added eight points, while Jonah Crowder chipped in with six points. Justice Hill finished with four points and Anthony Kalodner had two points.
    The Wildcats trailed 21-16 after one quarter of play, but outscored the Trojans 19-15 in the second quarter to trail 36-35 at halftime.
    Crab Orchard was able to push the lead to 60-46 at the end of three periods, by outscoring the Wildcats 24-11.
     
    Carrier Mills-Stonefort 16 19 11 07 — 53
    Crab Orcahrd 21 15 25 12 — 72
     
    Carrier Mills-Stonefort: Betz 10 1-6 22, Figg 5 1-1 11, Kalodner 1 0-0 2, Whiting 3 2-2 8, Crowder 2 2-2 6, Hill 2 0-0 4. Totals: 23 6-11 53.
    Crab Orchard: Ferrell 7 4-7 18, Galloway 7 1-2 16, Perry 11 3-4 31, Tarlton 0 3-3 3, Beasley 1 0-0 2, Stephens 1 0-0 2. Totals: 27 11-16 72.
    3-pt FG: Carrier Mills 1 (Betz), Crab Orchard 7 (Perry 6, Galloway) Fouls: Carrier Mills 17, Crab Orchard 11.

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