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Boys Basketball: Belle 74, Richland 72

Boys Basketball: Belle 74, Richland 72

January 13th, 2018 by News Tribune in Sports Prep

RICHLAND, Mo. — The Belle Tigers used a strong third quarter to pull past the Richland Bears for a 74-72 win Friday.

Belle trailed 20-17 after one quarter and 35-33 at halftime, but the Tigers took the lead in the third quarter, outscoring the Bears 26-18 to go ahead 59-53.

Skylar Smith led the Tigers with a double-double of 35 points and 10 rebounds. Tucker Cordsmeyer finished with 15 points and Tracy Skiles added 11 points.

Belle (6-8) faces South Callaway on Tuesday in pool play of the Belle Tournament.

In Friday's JV game, Richland won 50-47. Jat Ridenhour led the Tigers with 14 points.