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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
  • Bulldogs Basketball

  • Teamwork key as Bulldogs crush Cardinals 63-31
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  • The MHS Bulldogs are finding their bite.
    Last night, the boys' varsity basketball team drew the South Shelby Cardinals in the semi-finals of the Macon Tournament.
    The 66-31 MHS win was the second time this week that the Bulldogs have found the way to gel and play as a team.
    The Bulldogs took a 13-7 first quarter lead and never looked back. The Bulldogs were so dominant on defense that they did not allow the Cardinals to break double digit scoring in any quarter.
    The MHS offensive per quarter output, however, was almost double that of South Shelby's.
    It all came down to teamwork. Players made good passes to work the ball around to the open shooter.
    Four Bulldogs scored in double figures on the night. James Norton and Cole Jaramillo both had 18 points. D'Milo Nunnelly scored 14 points. Malik Holman added 10 points. Skylar Harrington, Jake Landreth and Wesley Oetting chipped in two points each.
    Point guard Harrington unselfishly ran the offense with precision, netting him 10 assists on the night. Jaramillo had two assists and Nunnelly had one assist.
    Great rebounding fed into the scoring. Holman claimed a 'double-double' on the night by pulling in a team-leading 10 rebounds. Oetting had six rebounds. Harrington and Norton had five rebounds each. Nunnelly had four rebounds. Jaramillo and Landreth chipped in three rebounds apiece. Sam Lee had a rebound for the Bulldogs.
    The Bulldogs created turnovers to add even more to their scoring. Harrington registered six steals to lead the team. Nunnelly added three steals. Jaramillo, Holman and Oetting picked off two steals each. Norton and Lee added a steal apiece.
    As a team, the Bulldogs blocked six shots as Nunnelly, Holman and Harrington blocked two shots each.
    "We are getting close to becoming a full team," said Coach Brennan Scanlon. "If we can clean up a few of the small details we could be pretty good."
    With the win, MHS moves to 8-5 on the season. The Bulldogs will play for the Macon Tournament championship Friday night at 8 p.m.
    The game will be a rematch against the Macon Tigers.
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