Webster County Trojans

The Trojans improved to 8-0 for their best start in school history, opening the Baptist Health Holiday Classic on Monday with a blowout victory over Livingston Central, 64-23.

Webster County has seven wins of more than 20 points and are beating opponents by an average of 28.5 points over its first eight games.

"As good as a team as we had last year, they wanted to build their own identity to this year's team so they are excited about this 8-0 start," Trojans coach Jon Newton said.

Curtis Yates scored 13 of his game-high 15 points in the first quarter to finish with his third straight double-figure night, while Shawn House, Jon Stubblefield and Cayden Edmonson each added nine points.

"Curtis has been playing really well the last three games and is knocking down outside shots," Newton said of Yates, who has made nine 3-pointers the last three games.

Yates knocked down his second 3-pointer with 1:32 left in the first quarter to give the Trojans a 14-9 lead, igniting Webster County's offense. After the 3-pointer, the Trojans outscored Livingston Central (2-7) 53-14 the rest of the game.

LIVINGSTON CENTRAL 12-4-3-4--23

WEBSTER COUNTY 19-21-16-8--64

Livingston Central (23)- Bebout 9, Dean 5, Kitchens 3, Hosick 2, Ringstaff 2, Stein 2.

Webster County (64)- Yates 15, House 9, Stubblefield 9, Edmonson 9, Ellis 8, Hazelwood 5, Pruitt 5, Bell 2, Camplin 2.

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