Hornets light up Bears

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The Selma Times-Journal

Felix Baker is not afraid to pull the trigger on a three-pointer. During the first half he drained a quartet of them en route to finishing the night with 17 points as Dallas County upended Class 2A’s No. 10 Keith High School, 73-61 on Thursday night.

Baker was relatively quiet in the second half, he did, however drain a final triple at the close of the third frame.

While Baker was keeping the Bears off balance from the outside, Rafel Miller was frustrating the defense on the inside as he finished the game with 19 points.

To start the game, the Hornets found themselves on the low end of the scoreboard, but after a pair of Baker triples, the Hornets were back on top.

Leading 12-8, Keith found range and cut the lead to a free throw, 12-11.

Baker, however, kept the hometeam out front with a three at the end of the period, pushing DCHS up by six.

Dallas County continued to pour the offense on against their in-county rival en route to a halftime lead of 46-29.

Keith, who is a 16-win team came out the second half and pushed the Hornets with a 6-2 run.

Dallas County, however kept control of the game, pushing the lead to as many as 17 before Keith brought it back to 12.

Baker found his range at the end of the period and drained a final three, pushing the lead back to 15, 62-47.

DCHS held the basketball for nearly 3:00 of the second half despite Keith’s small comeback. Ladarrius Jones of the Bears, who finished with 23 points, helped the Bears cut the lead to eight. They never got any closer. DCHS hung onto win 73-61.

In earlier action, DCHS knocked off the Junior Bears on the JV level. Keith got the win back in the girls’ game, soundly defeating the Lady Hornets.