Ranburne home against Horseshoe Bend Friday
by Rip Donovan
Special to The Star
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Single-digit low temperatures earlier this week led to the rescheduling of Ranburne’s Class 2A, Area 10 game at Wellborn. Initially set for Tuesday, the game will now be played Friday, replacing a home game against Horseshoe Bend. The move gives Ranburne a home game tonight against Spring Garden followed by road games with Wellborn Friday and Cleburne County Saturday.

“It’s not going to cause a problem because of back-to-back-to-back days because we were already in that situation,” Ranburne coach Stephen Bailey said.

Although efforts continue to find another date for the Horseshoe Bend contest, Bailey was not hopeful Wednesday.

“We’re probably going to lose the Horseshoe Bend game,” he said.

The Bulldogs will be looking for their fifth Area 10 win in five tries at Wellborn Friday. A 64-37 win at home against Pleasant Valley on January 3 made Ranburne 8-4 overall and 4-0 in area competition. The Bulldogs led 31-19 at halftime in picking up their second win of the season over the Raiders.

Guard Kyle Lovvorn netted two 3-point baskets and was 3-for-4 at the free throw line on his way to 19 points against Pleasant Valley. Dylan Wiggins had two treys and 12 points. Mark David Smith recorded nine points and six rebounds. Owen Smith and Jay Smith each scored eight points. Jay led the Bulldogs on the boards with seven rebounds and Owen set the pace in steals with five. Spence Florczak scored five points. Brayden Wilson finished with three points, five rebounds and three assists.

On Monday of next week, Ranburne travels to Ohatchee for the first of two Area 10 games with the Indians then Randolph County comes to Ranburne Tuesday. The Bulldogs close the week with games in the Tri-County tournament January 16-17. Cleburne County is this year’s tournament host. The seeding for the tournament was to have been completed this morning.
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