one Tennessee foe
Byhalia invades rival Holly Springs this Friday night
Indians stepped back into uniform midway through the
holiday break to display their talents in a pool filled
with all Tennessee teams.
tournament, billed as the Fayette-Ware Christmas Classic,
included teams from Cordova, Hillcrest, and the
which ran for two days (December 29-30), had the Indians
meeting Haywood on opening day. Byhalia did not match up
well with Haywood and dropped that contest 74-67.
They had the
early game on December 30 and took on the Vikings of
The pace was
slow and scoring remained in the single digits until 1:50
left in the first quarter. Byhalia moved its output to
double digits and led 11-9.
five for the Vikings did not survive the first frame.
Hillcrests coach sent in four fresh players and
they were responsible for extending the score to 14-13 at
It was still
tit for tat during the entire second quarter. Shot
selection for both teams was good; however, they just
didnt fall. The tempo of the game stayed about the
same and the score of 24-23 reflected that when the horn
sounded for intermission.
Indians took the floor to begin the third, Adarryl
Richmond made a difference, netting three quick baskets
from close in to give the Indians a leg up which they
retained through the rest of the game. They went to their
biggest lead at 32-23. The Vikings made a push and
quickened the pace near the end of the third and trailed
by five (40-35) when it ended.
became a threat when Andrew Johnson hit a series of treys
which kept them in Byhalias back door. Demarius
Moore came to the Indians aid with some creative
breaking. The rest of the team sustained the push and
took a 13-point lead in the fourth. They went on to win
Mayse led the Indians in their victory with 14. Antonio
Isom shot for 11 and Cordell Jefferson put in 10.
the Vikings with 17, with a trio of treys among the
tally. Stedman Smith also made double figures with 10.
and Lady Indians, who competed in the Collierville
Tournament during the holiday break, will be in Holly
Springs on Friday to renew their rivalry with the Hawks.
Next Tuesday, Jan. 11, they visit Potts Camp.
big district game against the Hawks, the Indians play
district foes Kossuth, Ripley and Alcorn Central on
January 14, 18 and 25, respectively.
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