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Bears blitz Bruno-Pyatt Patriots in Harrison

Thursday, January 8, 2009

BALL CONTROL: Trevor Vincent fights for a rebound in Mammoth Spring's rout of Bruno-Pyatt in the North Arkansas College Tournament Jan. 3. Photo/Mullins
The Mammoth Spring Bears wasted little time, or for that matter, little effort, in dispatching the Bruno-Pyatt Patriots 66-32 in the opening round of the 35th annual North Arkansas College Senior Boys Tournament Jan. 3 at Pioneer Pavilion in Harrison.

With just six players on their roster, and only five in uniform, the Patriots were just not equipped to give the ninth-seeded Bears many problems on the afternoon.

Trevor Vincent made sure Mammoth Spring didn't let Bruno-Pyatt hang around too long, as he racked up 15 of his game-high 21 points in the first period of play.

Johnny Cooper opened the game with a jumper for Bruno-Pyatt, but then it was Bears, all the way.

Cooper led the Patriots with 18 of his team's 32 total points.

Mammoth Spring led 16-2 before Cooper hit a 3-pointer for the Patriots with a shade over two minutes left in the first.

Vincent then recorded and old-fashioned 3-point play, Colton Goetting (10 points) hit a layup and Seth Godwin (seven points, eight assists, four steals) drilled a trey to push Mammoth Spring in front 26-7 after one.

The Bears continued to give Bruno-Pyatt fits in the second period.

With Mammoth Spring up 34-10, Wes Davis (10 points, seven boards) started an 8-0 run with a spinning move in the paint.

Caleb Brown (10 points) finished the first half with three straight hoops for the Bears, pushing Mammoth Spring on top 44-13 at the break.

Midway into the third period, Mammoth Spring's starters got a chance to rest and Nick Shetrone, Blake Greene, Nick Turnbough and Jon Marler finished the game for the Bears.

Marler and Chris Young tallied four points each for Mammoth Spring.

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