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Rural Special vs. Timbo Sr. Boys Dec. 5

Rebels defeat Tigers 64-49


Rural Special hosted Timbo for an in-county matchup between the two rural campuses of the Mountain View School District. The Rebel senior boys defeated Timbo 64-49, and the Timbo junior girls hung on for a 25-24 victory. There was also a junior boy B game.

Rebels Kasen Stevens and Cole Linville combined for 14 first-quarter points, while Timbo got three field goals and a pair of freethrows from post player Braden Avey, a  fastbreak basket from Kaleb Patrick and a freethrow from Dalton Shellstrom for 9 points.

Brayden Watts, who played with the Tigers last season, scored six points against them in the second quarter. Linville and Jacob Morris both hit buckets, and Stevens completed his scoring total for the game with two field goals and a freethrow. 

Timbo was held to six points with buckets by Grady Pitcock on an inbounds play, Riley Callahan on a drive, and Dakoda McConniel with a chip in. The Rebels led 29-15 at halftime.

Watts continued his effort in the third quarter with a three-pointer, two other buckets and a freethrow. Linville scored two more baskets and hit a pair of freethrows, and point guard Elisha Rushing got into the scoring action with a pair of freethrows and a basket on an assist by Linville. Morris hit two freethrows and Daimeon Cooper his a basket to help build a 51-32 lead.

Timbo got two baskets and two freethrows from Avey, a three-pointer as part of six points from Grady Pitcock, as well as a three-pointer and another basket from Patrick in the same frame.

Timbo was able to narrow the gap in the fourth with seven points from Jaxon Wilkins, two buckets from Avey, and baskets by Callahan, Pitcock and McConniel but there was too much ground to make up.

Linville led all scorers with 18 points, while Watts tossed in 14 and Stevens added 13 for the Rebels.

For Timbo, Avey tallied 14 points, while Pitcock added 10 and Patrick 9.


The junior girls game saw Timbo jump out to a 12-2 lead in the first quarter with Zoie Boyd scoring 5 points, Kiley Dominque with a basket and Kaylee Baker with a pair of freethrows. The lead served them well as Rural Special outscored the visitors in each of the succeeding quarters to close the gap. By the end of the third quarter the Timbo lead was at 22-15.

In the final period, Rural Special got a timely three-pointer from J. Stone, two buckets from E. Lejeune and one from A. Stone. For Timbo, Baker scored one field goal, and was sent to the freethrow line 14 times. She made only one of the bonus shots, but that proved to be the winning margin.

Lejeune led all scorers with 10 points, while Baker had 9 and Boyd scored 8 for Timbo.

Timbo, Rural Special, basketball, Stone County Leader, Mountain View AR


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