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PCHS picks up first victory

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Working hard inside. Zack Hyde, a Pierce City sophomore, finds some shooting room inside the paint against Sarcoxie Friday night in the Pierce City Tournament. Hyde finished the contest with 14 points. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]
The Pierce City Eagles basketball team ended its tournament on a positive note, picking up a 59-24 victory over the Exeter Tigers Saturday night.

The Eagles scored 13 points in the first and second quarters and took a 26-6 lead into the locker room at halftime. Each team scored 14 points in the third frame, and the Eagles outscored the Tigers 19-4 in the final quarter.

Wayne Joe Sooter tallied 24 points to lead Pierce City in scoring. Zack Hyde and Kole Kelly recorded 13 points each. Colin Garner added 7 points, and Ian Brottlund contributed 2 points.

Sooter was named to the All-Tournament team.

Pierce City vs. Sarcoxie

On Friday, the Eagles fell 75-59 to the Sarcoxie Bears.

Sarcoxie led 18-17 after the first period and 38-29 at halftime. The Bears extended the lead to 53-41 at the end of two quarters.

"Foul trouble was a real problem tonight," said Pierce City coach Matt Street. "We are a young squad that isn't that deep on the bench. Tonight, we couldn't keep pace with a team that was deeper and taller."

Sooter led Pierce City with 24 points. Hyde added 14 points. Colton Drollinger contributed 12 points, and Cody Fitchpatrick chipped in 6 points.

Pierce City hosts Wheaton on Tuesday. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m.

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