By JOEL McNEECE
Bruce jumped out to a 26-3 lead after the first period against Vardaman Tuesday night, and it only got worse from there for the Rams.
Bruce led 40-9 at the half and finished the game with a 71-23 victory.
Virtually every player got in the scoring column for the Trojans. Devin Tillman led with 16, followed by Rod harris eight, Demetrius Evans two, Shaq Bush seven, Ted Esom three, Keron Bell three, Jarvis Tillman eight, J.B. Long four, Benjamin Williams six, Cedric Tillman 10, and Rashad Rogers one.
Larry Pattison and Ta Wot scored six each for the Rams. Joe Brown had a three. Dewayne Armstrong, Deanta Ewing, and Donta Walker each had two.
The Lady Trojans had a battle with the visiting Lady Rams. Bruce pulled away late outscoring Vardaman 16-8 in the fourth period to win 61-46.
Jasmine Hampton led the Lady Trojans with 18 points. Morgan Vickery scored 17, Lesley Wayne added 10, and Ranesha Steen nine.
Vardaman's Kelsey Nelson led all scorers with 21 points, including five three pointers. Jicobe Jones and Tiffany Armstrong each scored six for the Lady Rams.
Vardaman travels to Calhoun City Friday. Bruce plays at East Webster.