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Izard County splits with Highland

Friday, February 18, 2011

Due to the wave of snowy weather, along with the makeup schedule in the junior high district tournament that was created thanks to the white mess on the ground, it looked like Izard County's regular season finale with Highland might have to be skipped.

Instead, the senior boys' game at Brockwell was moved to the afternoon on Feb. 11, with the senior girls' game following after that.

That gave Izard County a chance to honor its seniors.

The Cougars beat the Rebels 52-44, and the Lady Rebels defeated the Lady Cougars 65-37.

In the boys' clash, Harris Young got a quick bucket for Highland and ICC struggled to hit a shot in the first quarter going two of 11 from the field.

Jed Yarnell gave the Cougars a free throw and Caleb Cowen and Preston Harmon each hit 3s to give ICC a 7-5 advantage with three minutes to go, but Jason Long hit a long shot to retake the lead, 8-7, at the end of one.

Harmon, who hit one three in each quarter, and Kyle King overcame a Stowers trey to start the second quarter and return the lead to ICC 12-11.

There would be two more lead changes in the quarter with Highland finishing up 22-20 at halftime.

Cowen, Trenton Hatman and Dalton Grigg led the Cougars on a 6-0 run to start the third period and retake the lead from Highland.

Garrett Johnson gave the Rebs a two and a 3 to start a series of six possessions with each team taking turns leading the game. It ended with two Ryan Walker free throws to make it 32-31. ICC was up 37-31 after three.

The Rebs' Johnson and Young began the final quarter on 8-0 run to take their final lead of the game.

The Cougars went on their own 10-0 run to get up 47-39, with just over two minutes to play.

Johnson and Young cut the score to 47-44, but four straight free throws by Hatman sealed the victory for the Cougars.

"They came in with a good record and they're one of the best teams in their league. We were toe-for-toe with them throughout the game," said Arnhart. "Every position is so critical for us. We let them get a couple of easy baskets and that's the difference in the game."

Harmon and Hatman led ICC with 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Young scored 12 and Johnson 11 for Highland.

In the girl's game, it took over two-and-a-half minutes, but Britney Bair finally scored to give the Lady Rebs a 2-0 start against the Lady Cougars. Amber Hall gave ICC five and Ashton Simino added three in the quarter, but Highland took a first-quarter lead, 11-8.

Alex Issacs scored 14 of her game-leading 20 points in the second and the Lady Reb defense forced 10 turnovers to get into halftime up 34-19.

Lady Cougar Sami Wagner scored four to lead ICC in the third.

Bair scored seven to keep Highland out front, 48-27.

ICC was led by Hall with nine points, while Simino added eight, and Kaydie Campbell six.

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