Courtwarming – Wins All Around

The Rich Hill Tigers celebrated courtwarming Friday with a matchup against the Appleton City Bulldogs.  The junior varsity boys started the evening off with a 52-30 win.  Scoring for the junior varsity boys were:

Brendan Ephland 11

Sabin Bolser 12

Blake Kiger 2

Kolby Steuck 12

Brady Querry 2

Jordan Bolser 4

Wyatt Hammett 9

The Lady Tigers were coming off a disappointing loss at Archie and were wanting to get back on the winning track. Their opponent for Court Warming were the Lady Bulldogs of Appleton City. Seems every team that the Lady Tigers had faced lately were bringing their A game and the Bulldogs were no different. The Tigers were playing good offense but the defense allow the Bulldogs to use the trey to keep things close hitting 3 of them and at the end  of one the Tigers held a slim 17-13 lead. In the second quarter the Lady Tigers were able to tighten their defense a little more and using a press to create more turnovers Rich Hill outscored AC 20-10 in the quarter and lead 37-23 at the half. Coming out after half time the Lady Tigers continued to pressure their opponents and the offense pushed the ball down the floor and at the end of three the Tigers held a  57-32 lead. The final quarter the home team push the lead to over 30 and were able to allow the bench to get a little playing time and the Lady Tiger won the game 69-38. It was a good win for the Lady Tigers with five players reaching double digits in scoring. A side note to the game was Destiny Long scored her first varsity points at Rich Hill in the final frame. With the win the Tigers improved their record to 9-6 and 1-1 in the conference. After the game Coach Morgan commented that the Appleton City girls were a much improved team to play against.

Scoring for the Lady Tigers:
Jennifer Doty 17
Kylann Tourtillott 14
Taylor Brooks 13
Serena Duncan 11
Taylor Coonce 10
Kearston Baze 2
Destiny Long 2
The varsity boys finished the evening off with an exciting match against the Bulldogs.  The Bulldogs held a lead over the Tigers until the 4th quarter with about five minutes left in the game when the Tigers were able to pull ahead of the Bulldogs.  The final score of the game of 59-54.
Scoring for the Tigers:
Jacob Querry 4
Jerry Lakey 5
Aadin Humble 16
Dalton Smarr 3
Alec Gray 21
Houston Bridgewater 10 and leader in rebounds with 10
At half time of the varsity boy’s game the Courtwarming Royalty was crowned.  The 2017 princess is Lexi Fuqua and the 2017 queen is senior Taylor Brooks.



7th Grade – Lexi Fuqua and Conar Wyatt


8th Grade – Destiny Burris and Parker Collins


Retiring Princess – Sarah Coots and Sage Bolser


9th Grade – Kelly Hagge and Levi Skocy


10th Grade – Mackenzie Wheatley and Jadyn Swickhamer


11th grade – Kylann Tourtilott and Wyatt Hammett


2017 Courtwarming Queen 12th grade – Taylor Brooks and Houston Bridgewater


Retiring Queen – Jennifer Doty and Jamison Ogburn


2017 Princess Lexi Fuqua escorted by Conar Wyatt



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