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Blue Devils battle Bulldogs

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By Brody Jones

The Harriman Lady Blue Devils had more boards than Lumber Liquidators Friday night, tallying 54 rebounds in a 63-60 nail-biter over the Wartburg Central Lady Bulldogs.

Harriman took an early 15-13 lead to start the game, but the Lady 'Dawgs took back the lead going to the locker room with the score at 29-26 at halftime, 

Harriman, however, used a 15-4 tilt at one stretch of the third period to take a 45-36 lead going into the final stanza. 

Harriman led at one point 60-48 in the final period, but Wartburg used a 12-3 run down the stretch to pull within 63-60. A last second shot to tie the game fell short and the Lady Devils got the 63-60 win.

Wartburg had a 21-5 tilt in team steals but Harriman had the 54-21 edge in rebounding. 

Lindsey Higgins (20 points, 9 boards) and Cree Moore (15 points, 16 boards) proved to be a formidable tag team for the Lady Devils. 

Jadah Gallaher (10 points, 8 boards, 7 assists), Courtney Thomas (7 points, 9 boards) and Olyvia Lunsford (7 points, 5 boards) also played well in the victory. 

Wartburg was led by Sarah Davidson (13 points, 5 boards), Kellie Kidd (12 points, 6 assists), Destiney Massengale (9 points), Alyssa Adkisson (8 points) and Kristie Phillips (7 points) were the leading scorers while Ashley McPeters (8 steals) also had a strong showing in the loss.

Harriman (63) Higgins 20, Moore 15, Gallaher 10, Thomas 7, Lunsford 7, Johnson 2, Goins 2.

Wartburg (60) Davidson 13, Kidd 12, Massengale 9, Adkisson 8, Phillips 7, Collins 5, Phillips 3, Justes 3.

Boys Game

In a game that saw 61 total team fouls and plenty of physicality, it was the Wartburg Central Bulldogs emerging victorious with an 81-67 triumph over the Harriman Blue Devils. 

Wartburg used a 15-5 run in the opening period to take a 22-10 lead at the end of the opening period. The Bulldogs then increased their lead to 44-28 at halftime. 

Harriman, however, used a 13-3 run in the third period to help pull them to within four points of the Bulldogs with the score at 52-48. 

But in a crazy final period where Austin White, Dimitrique Inman, and Darius Gallaher fouled out for Harriman while Alex Fountain and Zach Shannon fouled out for Wartburg, the Bulldogs used an 11-4 run to give them the 81-67 win.

Wartburg had a 38-31 edge on the boards while Harriman had a 13-12 tilt in team steals. Wartburg also used a 6-2 advantage in three-point shooting to help lift them to the win. The Bulldogs were led in scoring by Cody Goodman (18 points, 5 boards) and Alex Fountain (16 points, 6 boards). 

Zach Shannon (10 points), Brad Richardson (8 points), Jordan Hamby (6 points), Brandon Justes (6 points, 6 assists, 5 boards), and Brett Robinson (6 points) also paced the 'Dawgs in scoring. 

Harriman was led by Xavier Howard (23 points, 6 assists, 5 steals), Dimitrique Inman (22 points, 10 boards), and Darius Gallaher (10 points, 6 assists). 

Shaquille Love (7 boards) also played well in the loss.

Harriman (67) Howard  23, Inman 22, Gallaher 10, Upton 4, Love 4, Dishman 3, White 1.

Wartburg Central (81) Goodman 18, Fountain 16, Shannon 10, Richardson 8, Hamby 6, B. Justes 6, Robinson 6, D. Justes 4, Moore 3, Goodman 2, Langley 2.