Keith soars in downing Dallas Co.

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 18, 2003

ORRVILLE&045;Things got ugly quickly for Dallas County on the road Tuesday night in Orrville.

The Keith Bears came out hotter than a firecracker, then barely slowed down as they raced to a 75-51 win over the Hornets.

Keith was on fire all night long and they were outworking the Hornets.

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The Bears dominated rebounds and steals in addition to points.

Porter was disappointed in his team’s effort.

Both teams came into the game short-handed.

Pettway had just two players on his bench after some roster changes while Porter was missing inside presence Patrick Jackson.

Jackson is still recovering from surgery to replace the two front teeth he got knocked out last week. He will be out indefinitely.

While several Keith players were outstanding, it was point guard Jeremiah Whitt’s night.

Whitt got things rolling with a pair of early buckets.

He then ended things with a pair of emphatic slams in the fourth quarter.

He ended with 24 points, 6 assists and 4 steals.

Teammate Jimmie Richardson was almost as impressive.

Richardson simply hustled his way to 16 points, 18 rebounds and 8 steals.

Charles Jones came out hot as well.

He drilled a trio of treys in the first quarter on his way to a 16-point night.

Lewis Lee played well for the Bears, he finished with 8 points and 10 rebounds.

Ladarius Jones added 6 points and Marcus Tabb had 4 points.

Dominique Thomas added a single point.

For Dallas County, Michael Johnson had a strong night.

With Jackson out, Johnson was the Hornets’ only post presence.

Despite drawing loads of attention, Johnson finished with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks.

Antonio Perry added 10 points and 8 boards.

Artelious Dixon had 7 points and Rafel Miller scored 9.