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January 23, 2013

(West Plains) State Fair point guard Kenny Cherry has committed to play at Baylor University next season.  Anyone who doubts his ability to play at the next level obviously wasn’t at the West Plains Civic Center Tuesday night.

The Montreal, Canada, native torched the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzlies for 28 points, including 6 3-pointers, and paced State Fair to a 96-67 rout Tuesday evening.

But it wasn’t a one-man-show.  State Fair scorched the nets, regardless of who was taking the shots. Five players scored in double figures with two others with 8 and 9 points, respectively.

The Grizzlies tried to get back into the game with the help of Arroyo Edwards, who scored all of his 13 points in the first half. But the offense never got going, with the Grizzlies trailing by 16 at the break.

The second half picked up where the first half left off, and saw the Roadrunners widen the lead to as many  as 39 points at times.

Jonathan Tshibuy scored 18 points off the bench for the second straight game for the Grizzlies.

The loss drops the Grizzlies to 1-2 in region play and 13-9 overall. State Fair is now 15-6 overall and 2-1 in the region.

MSU-West Plains will host Quakerdale Prep from New Providence, Iowa, Friday at 7 pm.


(Photo- Kenny Cherry, State Fair Community College)

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