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Hope Star - Hope, AR
  • Bobkittens split hoop victories on the road

  • The Hope Bobkittens recently returned to the hardwood for ninth grade junior high action in big battles to tip-off new year basketball action on the road at Prescott and Camden.
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  • The Hope Bobkittens recently returned to the hardwood for ninth grade junior high action in big battles to tip-off new year basketball action on the road at Prescott and Camden. The Bobkittens pulled off an impressive win over the Prescott Cubs 42-34 on last Thursday January 3, but fell short in overtime to Camden-Fairview 48-44 on this past Monday night. For game action in Prescott, in the first half, the Bobkittens trailed the Cubs by one point at halftime 18-17. In the second half, the Bobkittens out-scored the Cubs 25-16, as Hope went on to a eight point win. In the game, Bobkittens' Erin Johnson led scoring in double-figures with 15 points, Xavier McDonald followed with seven points, C.J. Briggs scored six points and Martrez Martin added five points. On the past Monday night, the Bobkittens kept the contest tight against Camden-Faiview with a tied score at halftime 25-25 for first half hoop action. In the second half, the Bobkittens matched scoring with the Jr. Cardinals 15-15, resulting in a tie between both teams at the end of regulation, 40-40. In overtime, the Jr. Cardinals out-scored the Bobkittens 8-4 as Camden-Fairview escaped with a four point win over Hope, 48-44. In the game, Martin led scoring in double-figures with 12 points, Desmond Johnson posted nine points, Cameron Mitchell scored eight points and C.J. Briggs had seven points for the Bobkittens. This Thursday night, the Bobkittens return home for hoop action to conclude the season series meeting hosting the Prescott Cubs in the nightcap game at Jones Field House Gymnasium. Then, this Saturday January 12 the Bobkittens will head back on the road to hoop against Nashville in the first round of the DeQueen Winter Invitational tournament at 11:45 a.m. The tournament is schedule January 12-19 in DeQueen.

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