Longhorns rumble past Sumter Aca.

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 26, 2007

LINDEN &045; Defense and rebounding was the name of the game last night for the Marengo Academy Longhorns. They victimized the visiting Sumter Academy Eagles, 49-38. It was Marengo’s fourth consecutive win and improves their record to 13-5.

The Longhorns took charge of the boards early and held Sumter to just two field goals in the opening quarter. They led 13-5 after eight minutes of play.

The Eagles would score the first basket of the second quarter, but Marengo would push its lead to 10 points late in the quarter. The Longhorns held on to a 24-14 lead at half time.

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Drew Stuart would start the second half with a short jumper to keep his team up by double digits. Sumter would make a run to cut its deficit to single digits. They scored seven straight points to close the gap to 34-27. Marengo, however, would maintain a 36-27 advantage at the end of three quarters of play.

The Eagles fought its way back in the fourth quarter, as they cut into the Longhorns lead and trailed, 41-36, midway through the quarter. But Sumter would score one field goal the rest of the way and falters to Marengo, 49-38.

Sumter’s Joseph Reed led all scorers with 16 points. Stevie Ray added 15 points. Jacob Harris scored 15 points for the Longhorns.

Marengo Aca. plucks the Lady Eagles

The Marengo Lady Longhorns came back from being down at half time to beat the Sumter Lady Eagles, 39-35. Marengo trailed, 23-18, after two quarters of play, but held Sumter to just two points in the third quarter to reverse the score in their favor to go up 29-25 at the end of the third quarter.

The Lady Eagles would score the first six points of the fourth quarter to go up by two, but Marengo came right back to tie the game at 32 with 4:21 showing on the clock. The Lady Longhorns would outscore Sumter, 7-3, the rest of the way. Five of Marengo’s last seven points was from the free throw line.

Sumter’s E. Conway scored a game high 16 points. Sydney Broadaway netted 12 points for Marengo and Tina Allen added 10 points.