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Eagles hold off late run by Cobden to win at Vienna Classic

  • SHAWN PILKINGTON | For The RegisterAiden Whitlock gets by two Cobden defenders for this stick back Monday night at the Vienna Classic.

    SHAWN PILKINGTON | For The RegisterAiden Whitlock gets by two Cobden defenders for this stick back Monday night at the Vienna Classic.
    SHAWN PILKINGTON | For The Register

 
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updated: 11/26/2019 9:53 AM

Hunter Sizemore scored a game-high 22 points, while Aiden Whitlock chipped in with 16 points and Noah Smith tossed in 11, sending Eldorado to a thrilling 63-61 win over Cobden on the first night of the Vienna Classic.

Eldorado trailed 14-11 after one quarter of play, but outscored Cobden 25-11 in the second quarter to take a 35-11 lead into the locker room. The Eagles were outscored 18-14 as the Appleknockers trimmed the deficit to seven at 49-43 and held off another late run to hold on for the win.

Bryant Byrd and Ladayyea Shewmaker each scored six points, while Parker Price finished with two points.

Eldorado will play Century tonight (Tuesday) at 5:30 p.m., followed by a game against Vienna on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, EHS will go up against Carrier Mills at 7 p.m. and close out the Vienna Classic against Meridian at 7 p.m.

Carrier Mills 52, Meridian 50

In a game that saw 16 lead changes and nine ties, Carrier Mills-Stonefort started off the season on the right foot, getting by Meridian 52-50 at the Vienna Classic Monday night.

Zavier Rollins and Colton Betz both led the Wildcats (1-0) in scoring as each had a team-high 13 points. Caden VanMeter also notched double digits for CMSF with 12 points.

Reilly Ward finished with five points for the Wildcats, while Nathaniel Reed flipped in four points. Deandre Moss and Mason Gilliam each had two points. Colton Mitchell had one point for CMSF.

Carrie Mills trailed 13-7 after one quarter of play, but took a 22-20 lead into the locker room at halftime. Meridian outscored CMSF 16-12 in the third to hold a 36-34 lead, but the Wildcats took advantage of a 1-for-5 free throw performance from Meridian in the final eight minutes to pull out the win.

Carrier Mills will play Vienna tonight (Tuesday) at 8:30 p.m., followed by a matchup against Cobden on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. On Friday, the Wildcats will hook up against Eldorado and close out the Vienna Classic with a date against Century at 5:30 p.m.

Gallatin County 74, Grayville 61

Dawson Hish exploded for 30 points in the season opener as Gallatin County took down Grayville 74-61 Monday night.

Gunner Wilson and Michael Scherrer also finished in double figures for the Hawks, as Wilson hung up 11 points and Scherrer posted 10 points.

Brock Seely and Case Roster each added eight points for Gallatin County (1-0). Will Henson finished with five points and Garrett Crane tacked on two points.

Gallatin County returns to action tonight (Tuesday) t home against Carmi-White Co.