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Mammoth Spring Bears sweep Sloan-Hendrix

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It was a straight sweep for the Mammoth Spring Bears at the Bears' Den at Homecoming on Nov. 11.

After all of the Homecoming candidates made their entrance onto the gym floor, senior Miss Shy Smoot was selected as the 2011 Mammoth Spring Bears' Homecoming Queen.

The junior Bears got the first of three basketball games underway and came away with a 10-point win over the Sloan-Hendrix junior Greyhounds, 41-31.

The Lady Bears got off to a slow start and were whistled for a couple of early fouls.

Sydney Peck came off the bench and got the Lady Bears fired up with her defense and a couple of end-to-end drives to the hoop for points.

Brianna Huckabee added a net-swoosher for a 3, and another one just inside the arch for a huge momentum boost for the Lady Bears.

Rebounds by Smoot and Kayla Hale helped control the ball and to start Lady Bears' fast breaks.

Tiffany Angotti found teammates open for dish-off assists and a comfort spot to drop in a 3-pointer.

Coach Tackett got good hustle from all the team players, as the Lady Bears pulled away for a 79-40 victory over the Sloan-Hendrix Lady Greyhounds.

In the boys' clash, Mammoth Spring took an early double-digit lead over the Sloan-Hendrix Greyhounds and never broke stride.

Although bothered by back pains, senior Wayne Coffey battled hard on the boards and added a couple of putback points. Matt Turnbough spotted up and nailed a long shot before the Greyhound defense could react.

From the point position, Houston Cooper directed traffic and guided laser-sharp passes to Garrett Wooldridge in the post for Bears' points. Left unguarded, Cooper was feeling his stroke and gashed the Greyhounds with a couple of deadly 3-point shots.

Cooper found senior teammate Mason Brown with a pass inside, and he drove the baseline under the basket for a little left-handed baby hook, adding to the Bears' lead.

Late in the game, Cooper made eye contact with Wooldridge on the right side wing. Cooper lobbed up a perfect ally-oop pass. Wooldridge caught the ball in midair and jammed down a two-handed dunk to add an explanation point, bringing the near-capacity crowd to its feet in the 66-35 Mammoth Spring Bears' homecoming victory, over the Greyhounds from Sloan-Hendrix.

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