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Prep Hoops: Eagles soar past CWC; Harrisburg falls late at home to DQ

  • Eldorado's Jacob Traxler had four points in the Eagles' 57-44 win over Carmi-White County Tuesday night.

    Eldorado's Jacob Traxler had four points in the Eagles' 57-44 win over Carmi-White County Tuesday night.
    JEFF JONES | For The Register

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Posted on 2/8/2017, 2:44 PM

Eldorado put four players in double figures in a 57-44 win over Carmi-White County Tuesday night at Duff-Kingston Gymnasium.

Ray May and Ethan Partridge each had a co-team-high 14-point performance for Eldorado, while John Meredith tacked on 12 points and Braden Attebury added 11 points in the win.

Jacob Traxler finished with four points for the Eagles, while Kale Oglesby tossed in two points.

The two Black Diamond Conference clubs found themselves knotted at nine after one quarter of play. Carmi-White County was able to up the ante in the second quarter and take a 23-21 lead into the locker room.

In the second half is where Eldorado went to work, outscoring the Bulldogs 16-10 to take a 37-33 lead and finished off the game outscoring CWC 20-11 for the win.

Matt Rice had a game-high 16 points for the Bulldogs, while Travis Black tacked on 11 in the loss.

Jaret Pollard and Bryce Northcott each scored six points, while Justice Stubblefield tacked on tossed in three points and Jake Simon had two points.

Eldorado returns to action Friday at home when they play host to Johnston City.

Du Quoin 56, Harrisburg 55

HARRISBURG- Braden Heape scored 24 points, and it was his basket with 42 seconds remaining that proved to be the game winner in Du Quoin"s 56-55 win over Harrisburg Tuesday night at Davenport Gym in what was a rescheduled meeting from mid-December.

Harrisburg held a 47-37 lead entering the fourth and even led 55-52 in the game"s final minute but missed the front end of a one-and-bonus free throw situation.

After Heape"s basket, the Bulldogs held for the final shot, but Isaiah Saulsberry"s contested jumper from the elbow bounced off.

Saulsberry scored 21 while Jordan Gould and sophomore Will Sanders added 10 points.

"I thought we played well enough to win," said Harrisburg coach Randy Smithpeters. "It seems at times we struggle to finish games and don"t understand what it takes to win."

Harrisburg had won three of its last four contests before Tuesday"s game.

The loss also dropped HHS to 3-4 at home.

The Bulldogs (10-12) had jumped out to an early 14-9 lead before Du Quoin (12-13) went on a 13-4 run of its own. But the Bulldogs scored the final six points of the first half to lead 34-28 at intermission.

Harrisburg was without the services of two starters. Junior Jordan Bartok missed his third straight contest while senior Noah Ferrell was under the weather.

Harrisburg will travel to Benton Friday before closing its home portion of the schedule Saturday when it hosts Murphysboro. Du Quoin will go to Sparta Friday.

Du Quoin 56 Harrisburg 55

Du Quoin 13 15 09 19 - 56

Harrisburg 14 20 13 08 - 55

DQ (56): Vogel 6 0-0 15, Heape 11 0-1 24, McBride 1 0-0 3, Adams 4 0-0 10, Smith 2 0-0 4. Totals 24 0-1 56.

HBG (55): Gould 5 0-0 10, Saulsberry 8 4-4 21, Smith 2 1-3 3, Burtis 2 0-0 4, Lambert 1 0-0 2, Sanders 5 0-1 10, Morris 1 1-1 3. Totals 24 6-9 55.

3-pointers: DQ 8 (Vogel 3, Heape 2, Adams 2, McBride), HBG 1 (Saulsberry). Team Fouls: DQ 13, HBG 10. Records DQ is 12-13, HBG is 10-12. JV final: HBG 58-45.