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El Dorado rallies past Prescott; Lady Wildcats roll to win

by News-Times Staff | December 28, 2021 at 10:00 p.m.

CAMDEN - El Dorado’s varsity boys basketball team advanced in the Camden Fairview Holiday Classic with a hard-fought 49-47 victory over Prescott on Tuesday. The Wildcats improved to 3-7 and will take on Nevada today at 5:30 p.m.

The Curley Wolves led 28-22 at the half before the Wildcats outscored them 18-8 in the third quarter. Prescott led by one with less than 20 seconds remaining. El Dorado’s Bryson Boulden drove into the lane for the bucket and the foul. His three-point play put the Wildcats up by two.

Prescott missed a jumper with David Aryee corralling the rebound to preserve the victory.

“They were big. They were strong and they rebounded extremely well,” El Dorado coach Jimmy Porter said of the Wolves. “They hit some really tough shots. They hit some big-time threes in some clutch situations. We definitely struggled to score versus their 1-3-1. Shots weren’t falling for us. We struggled to finish around the rim. To beat a team like that, you really have to hone in on the defensive end. I feel like our inexperience showed at times. I felt like we struggled just from simple communication stuff, understanding personnel assignments and things like that. However, we got the win. We’ll take the win. 

“For us, this is really our true first game of being able to play our guys. From here moving forward, we’re looking forward to continuing to build from this game, continue to grow as a unit and hopefully get two more good games in before we roll into conference.”

Jakalen Zachary led Prescott with 16 points with Tracy McClinton and Caleb Harris adding 12 and 10, respectively.

Boulden led the Wildcats with 16 points with Aryee adding 12 and Damario Buffert eight.

“I’m really proud of them for coming out with that win,” said Porter. “Things weren’t going our way. You could tell our flow was off. We were struggling to score the ball but we were still able to pull a win out. We’ll take that and look to grow from it.”

El Dorado girls 58,

Dollarway 11

The Lady Wildcats improved to 5-2 with a dominating win over Dollarway on Tuesday. El Dorado returns to action today at 7 p.m.

El Dorado jumped out to a 21-2 lead in the first quarter and was up 46-6 at the half.

Fourteen Lady Wildcats scored in the game, led by Carshaila Rozier with 11 points and Mae Mae Johnson with eight.

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