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Valley View slips by patient Rebels

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Over the course of the last few games, and especially against Valley View on Jan. 6, the Highland Rebels have shown if they can take care of the ball and be patient on offense, they can play competitively.

Highland led the Blazers in Jonesboro 14-8 and held on for a 16-14 first quarter lead, before the game started to slip away, giving Valley View a 60-33 conference victory.

A Jonesboro ice storm postponed the Monday game and forced Highland to play four games, boys' and girls', at Valley View on Tuesday night.

Donnie French initiated the run with a driving layup and Zac Hamilton contributed eight points to the first period cause.

Hunter Saffell's 14 points righted the ship for the Blazers, as they outscored Highland 18-7 in the second on their way to a 34-23 halftime lead.

Neither team scored until the 5:40 mark of the second quarter when Saffell gave Valley View the lead.

Justin Bryant responded with a trey to retake the lead only to see Saffell take it back moments later.

Kenny Nicholson gave Highland it's last advantage, 21-20. Josh Honey put in the Rebels other two points for the quarter.

The Rebels scored nine points in the second half.

In the third, Bryant sank a couple of free throws and a layup.

French also had two points.

However, the Blazers still led 46-29 at the end of three.

Bryant had a putback with just over five minutes left in the fourth quarter and Briar Shipp added the final two points.

Highland was led by Bryant with 12 points and Hamilton with eight.

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