The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves and Lady Timberwolves hosted the Cross County Thunderbirds for non-conference matchups Friday night.

The Lady Timberwolves’ (7-4, 3-2) defense was very strong as they held the Lady Thunderbirds (1-9, 0-5) to just 27 points all night.

Cedar Ridge’s offense also played well as they put up 61 total points.

Camdyn Gipson was the leading scorer with 18. She also added four assists and five steals. Kate Provence chipped in with nine points, eight rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Bree Horton put up eight points and pulled down five boards. Alyssa Simpson and Maddi Rider had eight and seven points respectively.

The Cedar Ridge boys had to go to over time with the Thunderbirds (4-9, 2-4), but pulled out a 58-51 win.

Hunter McKinney led the Timberwolves (4-7, 1-4) in scoring with 21. He also grabbed six boards. Jerrit Pectol had 10 points to go along with six rebounds. Aaron Copeland contributed with seven points and Connor Cossey added six points to go along with three steals. Michael Smart and Evan Shaw pulled down 10 and 12 rebounds respectively.

The Lady Timberwolves will be back in action Thursday night when they travel to Salem to take on the Lady Greyhounds, while the Timberwolves will travel to Melbourne for a matchup with the Bearkatz.

The Southside Southerners kept their undefeated season going with a 67-54 win over the Trumann Wildcats (3-5, 0-3) Monday evening.

This was the Southerners (10-0, 4-0) first game in 2021. Between Christmas break and COVID-19 cancellations, it was the first time in three weeks the Southerners took to the court.

The Southerners will travel to Blytheville to take on the Chickasaws in a top five 4A matchup Thursday night.

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