February 06, 2013 Edition

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The Walnut Ridge junior boys are Lawrence County Tournament champions. Team members are (front, from left): Drew West, Jonathan Rowland, Will Weir, Martin Crisler, Kyle Nunley, Drake Berry, Hunter Tribble, Vaden Robins, Bryson Farmer; (back) Kenzie Flippo, coach Darrel Crisler, Jacob Trinidad, Michael Bounds, Luke Wall, Spencer Wilson, Drake Smelser, Drake Spain, Luke Harper, Preston Aaron and coach Shane Duncan.

Junior Cats claim county title

Bobcat Martin Crisler dribbles around Hoxie's Tanner Sullens during the junior boys final Friday night. Also shown is Walnut Ridge's Luke Wall (#21). The Bobcats claimed the championship with a 30-27 win.
Submitted Photos ~ Ashley George

Nathan Hibbard
Staff Writer

Spencer Wilson scored 19 points to lead the Walnut Ridge junior boys to a 30-27 win over Hoxie in the finals of the Lawrence County Basketball Tournament Friday night at Hoxie Mustang Gymnasium.

The game was close throughout, with Walnut Ridge holding leads of 8-7 after one quarter, 19-14 at halftime and 21-17 after three periods.

Drake Smelser and Luke Wall each added five points for Walnut Ridge, and Luke Harper scored one point.

James Johnson and Alex Carpenter had six points apiece for Hoxie. Dylan Littlejohn had five points, and Tanner Sullens added four points. Lucas Willfond and Brody Raby each finished with three points.

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