Jr. Bulldogs repel Bars

from staff reports

   Hampton was going to have to play good basketball to beat Boones Creek, and the Junior Bulldogs were up to the task.
   Getting another strong game from Dustin Jaynes, who tossed in 23 points, the Jr. 'Dogs captured a 42-37 victory on their home floor Tuesday night.
   "Another good win for our team," said Hampton coach Leon Tolley, his club improving its record to a sparkling 7-1. "Boones Creek came ready to play. We had to dig down and gut it out."
   Leading 12-8 at the end of the first quarter, Hampton was outscored by a point in the second period, and went to the half with a 20-17 advantage.
   The Jr. 'Dogs, however, outscored Boones Creek 13-8 in the third period, giving them enough cushion to last the rest of the way.
   "I was very impressed with Boones Creek," Tolley said. "They have one of the best guards that we will see all year. I'm proud of our team's effort.
   "These teams with size give us matchup problems right now with Bobby (James) out, but hopefully this experience will make us better when he does get to come back, I hope."
   Jarred Irick chipped in with an eight-point effort for Hampton, which is idle until hosting Lamar on Dec. 8.
   Nic Jones was tops for the Bars with 11 points. Noah Taylor added nine.