PEARCY, Ar. — Junior Ty Robinson hit his first five shots, including four 3-pointers Tuesday night at the Wolf Arena to lead Lake Hamilton (17-2, 6-1) past El Dorado, 77-40.
It wasn’t a one-man show. Senior Zac Pennington led the Wolves’ offense with 23 points, including five 3-pointers. All of the long range shots by Robinson and Pennington came in the first half with Lake Hamilton exploding early for 30 points in the first quarter when Robinson poured in 15 points.
“When those two have it going on the same night it can be a lot of fun,” said coach Scotty Pennington. “I thought Charter (Harris) was great tonight. We need him to do that, and be more aggressive offensively.”
The win allows Lake Hamilton to stay one game behind 5A South leader Pine Bluff.
Coach Pennington played backups and his junior varsity in the second half and still outscored the Wildcats’ backups. Deonte James led El Dorado with 10 points.
The Wolves host White Hall Friday.
Lady Wildcats can’t overcome 25-2 run
Lake Hamilton’s girls scored a huge win over the Lady Wildcats, 64-43. All five starters scored in double digits for the first time this season.
Senior Brooklyn Broughton and Ashley Lewis led the way with 14 points each. Laney Hunter, Paris Macon and Nancy Coffman scored 10 points each.
“For the most part we played a complete game,” said winning coach Blake Condley. “I’m so proud of my girls finding a way to win. El Dorado plays at such a fast pace. This was definitely one of our best games. It leaves us in at least a tie for third place.”
El Dorado was leading in the opening minutes when the Lady Wolves went on an incredible 25-2 run. The Lady Wildcats answered with a 15-2 run in the third quarter only to see Lake Hamilton pull away for good.