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Oden Timberwolves defeat Umpire Wildcats

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DEWAYNE HOLLOWAY | Montgomery County News Dusty Kesterson (23) of Umpire brushes past Matt Thomas (3) of Oden on his way for a layup. Kesterson scored 14 points in the 59-41 loss at Oden.

Montgomery Co. News Editor
ODEN – Oden earned three much needed
wins Tuesday night over the Umpire Wildcats
with the junior and senior girls earning wins
as did the senior boys.
The Junior Lady Timberwolves kicked
things off with a 27-23 victory.
Oden eased out to a 5-4 lead in the first
period, but Umpire was able to claim the
lead in the second half and held an 11-9 lead
at the half.
The Junior Lady Timberwolves opened the
second half with a blistering 13-3 run to take
an eight point lead going into the final period
of action.
Umpire was able to best Oden 9-5 in the
fourth, but the Junior Lady Timberwolves
held on for the win.
Allie Strother led Oden with 12 points,
followed by Autumn Rice with seven, Jacy
Blansett with four, Sidney Philpot with three
and Kyra Armstrong with one.
Maddie Cook led Umpire with 14 points, followed
by Emily McCarley and Kinsey Ferguson
with three each. M. Marquez scored two and
Taylor Dorse scored one.
The Oden senior girls bested Umpire 47-29
in the final girls’ game of the night.
Oden dominated the home court in the
first period, surging to a 22-0 lead. The Lady
Timberwolves turned to their bench in the
second period and the half ended with Oden
leading 32-10.
Umpire did well in the second half, outscoring
Oden 19-15, but the Lady Timberwolves
claimed the win.
The Lady Timberwolves had 10 girls score
in the win.
Shelbie Kennedy led the Lady Timberwolves
with nine points, followed by Sara
Black with eight. Hailee Elder and Shawna Van
Horn each scored six and Kandy Simmons
scored five. Katie Cox scored four while Sarah
Morrison and Zoe Singleton each scored three.
Eden Singleton scored two and Kiera Thomas
scored one.
All six members on the Lady Wildcat team
scored in the game.
Bailey Lott led Umpire with nine, followed
by Katelyn Rounsaville with six. Danielle
Cocke, Yaremi Gomez and Haley Cooke each
scored four. Rosa Salinas scored two.
Oden senior boys had their hands full in the
opening minutes of their matchup with Umpire,
but were able to hold on for the 59-41 win.
The Timberwolves slipped out to an 11-7
lead in the first period before turning on the
heat in the second period with a 21-6 run to
take a 313 lead at the half.
They outscored Umpire in the third 14-12
and held off a 16-13 burst by Umpire in the
fourth to win the game by 18.
Matt Vincent led Oden with 20 points, followed
by Tyler Fair with 12. Jeff Lewis and
Aaron Carmack each scored 11 and Matt
Thomas scored five.
Dusty Kesterson and Junior Perez each
scored 14 to lead the Wildcats in scoring.
Desmond Pinson scored seven and Junior
Dunson and Daden Strasner each scored two.

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