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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Balanced scoring leads Bulldogs to 73-63 victory

  • The Tuckerman Bulldogs used balanced scoring to run their record to 3-1 Monday night as they held off Ridgefield Christian Academy 73-63.
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  • Brandun Barnett's 20 points led four Bulldogs in double-figures as Spencer Shannon chipped in with 18. Cade Niswonger turned in a double-double as he poured in 14 points and dished out 10 assists.  Derek Dean added 13 points.
    Matt Slagley led the Bulldogs with 7 rebounds.
    Tuckerman jumped out to a 15-13 advantage after the first quarter before stretching their lead to 35-26 at intermission.
    Ridgefield Christian trimmed the Bulldog lead to 47-42 at the end of three quarters before Tuckerman held on for the win.
    In junior boys action, Tuckerman bested Ridgefield Christian Academy 46-18.
    Tuckerman will now host Bradford Friday night as they celebrate Homecoming.  Festivities will get underway at 5 p.m. with junior boys, senior girls and senior boys action to follow.

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