Chicks hold off Wynne; Lady Chicks cruise

Friday, January 5, 2018
Blytheville’s Jaurous Haynes penetrates against Wynne, Friday night. Haynes scored a team-high 16 in a 61-55 win.

The Blytheville Chickasaws held off a Wynne fourth-quarter rally, Friday night, to claim a 61-55 conference win at Chickasaw Gym.

The Chicks (4-2, 8-6) lead by double digits most of the way and were up 42-27 going into the final eight minutes.

Wynne closed the gap to 57-51 with about a minute to play, but the Chicks held on after two key free throws and a putback by Winston Peace in the closing seconds.

Blytheville raced to a quick 9-0 lead and held Wynne scoreless until the 3:25 mark of the first quarter.

The Chicks were ahead 15-5 going into the second period and extended the lead to 29-18 at halftime.

The lead dipped under double figures briefly in the third quarter, before the Chicks increased their lead to 17 twice in the period.

Blytheville’s Michael Caruthers dropped in two of his 11 points late in the third to make it 42-25.

His teammate, Jaurous Haynes, then scored seven of his team-high 16 in the final quarter as the Chicks held on for the win.

Chipping in nine points each in the win were Tremaine Jamison, Jaquon Fowler and Winston Peace. Tony Newmy added five and Curtis Smith two for the Chicks.

Wynne’s Tyler Hutchieson led all scorers with 18.

Lady Chicks 64, Wynne 36

The Blytheville Lady Chickasaws (1-6, 3-11) jumped out to a 27-2 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, cruising to their first conference win of the season.

Blytheville led 37-17 at halftime and 51-26 going into the fourth.

Zion Haynes led the Lady Chicks with 13 points, while Dawn Anderson chipped in nine points.

TUESDAY NIGHT

Blytheville Chickasaws 74, GCT Eagles 64

PARAGOULD— The Blytheville Chickasaws defeated 5A-East foe and host the Greene County Tech Golden Eagles (9-3, 3-3) Tuesday 74-64.

The Chickasaws were led by Haynes with 17 points. Jamison chipped in 16 points and Peace added 15 points.

Kayne Wilson led the Golden Eagles with a game-high 28 points. Payton Guiot added 20 points.

In the girls game, the Lady Chicks fell 76-44.