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Spartan senior hoopster on all-state boys team

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RICHMOND – Dionte Marquez recently added another honor to his list of achievements as a high school athlete.

The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association named the Richmond senior to its 2019-20 Class 3 all-state boys team. He was the lone Ray County hoopster selected.

Marquez helped the Spartans win their first district boys basketball title in 48 years and their third straight

Missouri River Valley Conference East Division title. Richmond finished 25-4, falling to Monroe City in sectionals.

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DYLAN COMSTOCK has control of the basketball for the Bearcats Friday night during their 55-43 courtwarming win over Hardin-Central. Comstock is among three Bearcats to finish the non-conference home meeting in double figures. Junior Ethan Wilson leads Orrick with 18 points, followed by Comstock with 17 and senior Blake McAfee with 11. Three Bulldogs also reach double figures. Junior Trevor Gibson leads Hardin-Central with 13 points, followed by senior Kysor Hughes with 12 and freshman Dalton Thacker with 10.