Dongola, Meridian, Century post victories in SEC tournament play

Dongola, Century and Meridian posted wins in the semifinals of the South Egyptian Conference high school boys’ basketball tournament at Cobden, Saturday, Jan. 22.

Dongola 58, Joppa 47: Jordan Eads and Tyler Eddleman scored 15 points apiece to lead the Demons to the win.

Clay Harris added 13 points for Dongola. Tyler Thompson had 7 points, Darius Schauer 5, Darin Gibson 3 and Brad Ralls 1.

Dongola was ahead 17-11 after one quarter. The Rangers fought back to a 23-23 tie at the half. The Demons led 37-35 going into the final quarter and made a 21-12 scoring run in the last  period for the win.

Century 63, Shawnee 52: Andrew Livesay scored 15 points to lead the Redskins in the loss.

Ty McMahan, Gavyn Ellet and Dylan Smith had 6 points apiece, Adam Pennington 4, Brandon Pind 3 and Gary Pind and Austin Treece 1 each.

Century led 13-8 after one quarter and 29-26 at the half. The Centurions led 38-34 headed into the last period.

Meridian 80, Cobden 47: The Appleknockers remained in striking distance until the second quarter in the loss.

The game was tied 15-15 after one quarter. The Bobcats made a 19-7 run in the second quarter to build a 34-22 halftime advantage. Meridian was ahead 51-36 going into the last period.

J.C. Chapman scored 16 points to lead Cobden. Rob Lehr added 15 points, Bo Gearhart 6, Austin Flamm 4 and Josh Aspen, Nathan Sweitzer and Tyler Lewey 2 each.

Goreville defeated Egyptian 80-78 in the fourth semifinal game.

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