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James Rexroat drives past a defender in the first half. He finished with 13 points. (by Steve Rackley)

Republic Sacks Smith-Cotton for 14th In a Row

The Republic winning streak is 14.

Republic blitzed Sedalia Smith-Cotton at home Tuesday, 57-28. The Tigers used a big first quarter to take control, out-scoring Smith-Cotton 24-8 in the first eight minute. Then Repbulic used an even bigger third quarter to put the game away, scoring the first 14 points of the second half and outpacing Smith-Cotton 14-3 in the quarter to take a 48-21 lead into the final period.

Nine different players scored for Republic, led by Ahlante Askew with 14. James Rexroat added 13 — nine of them in the first quarter.

Owen Fry scored his first career varsity points in the fourth quarter when he took a pass from Jordan Douglas, drove up the right side of the lane, and made a twisting, over-the-shoulder layup over his defender.

Smith-Cotton fell to 1-12 this season. Republic improved to 15-1 and stretched its once-in-a-generation winning streak to 14 games. The Tigers will take more than a week off until they step back on the court at the Bolivar Tournament next Thursday.

Score by Quarters
Smith-Cotton 8 18 3 7 – 28
Republic 24 10 14 9 – 57

Individual Scoring
Ahlante Askew 14, James Rexroat 13, Khamari Edwards 8, Brenley Hagewood 6, Aslan Ebisch 4, Isaiah Nabors 4, Gunner Ellison 3, Jordan Douglas 3, Owen Fry 2

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