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Dallas County cruises past Keith High

Dallas County closed the regular season on a winning note.

Darrius Ellis scored 22 points and made 10 assists as the Hornets hammered Keith High 86-65 on Thursday night in Orrville.

The Hornets (20-5) swept the regular season series in three games, although Keith played without All-Star performer Arayvion Jones, who was out with the flu. Reserve Jeffrey Callens also did not play.

“Keith was without two players because of the flu bug going on around here,” Hornets coach Cliff Nix said. “I’m glad we’re shooting the ball, I hope it can continue in the Area tournament next week.”

The Hornets had two other double-digit performers: Michael Ervin scored 20 points and Fredrico Tyre added 14 points.

Dallas County took control from the opening tip, leading 23-12 after one quarter and 45-30 at halftime. Both teams played reserves in the fourth quarter.

Tommy Tisdale III led the Bears (20-7) with 15 points. Terrell Lumpkin added 12 points and DeCarlos Moore finished with 11 points.

Keith girls 47, Dallas County 35: Ja’Kayla Moore and Tanika Smiley each scored 13 points as the Lady Bears prevailed.

Kim’Misha McGhee led Dallas County with 10 points.