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GAME 2: Bell City opens defense in strong fashion

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Bell City began its Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament Championship defense with an impressive opening quarter against 15th-seeded Oak Ridge.

The second-seeded Cubs jumped out to a 24-8 lead behind 13 points from Nick Niemczyk en route to a 75-39 win.

Niemczyk led all scorers with 33 points while his teammates Philliip Gross and Marty Dames scored 11 and 10 points respectively.

Oak Ridge got 13 points from Brett Thomas and 12 from Garret Light.


OAK RIDGE812136--39
BELL CITY24151917--75

OAK RIDGE (39) -- Kaz Lange 2, Dustin Meyr 8, Garret Light 12, Brett Thomas 13, Logan Mangels 4. FG 13, FT 11-12, F 12 (3-pointers: Meyr 2. Fouled out: none)

BELL CITY (75) -- Ethan Watkins 2, Nick Niemczyk 33, Phillip Gross 11, Jeff Long 2, Ronnie Gross 3, Marty Dames 10, Austin Bush 3, Skylor Blackler 8, Brandon Bell 3. FG 27, FT 15-20, F 10 (3-pointers: Niemczyk 4, R. Gross 1, Bush 1. Fouled out: none.)

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