winning week vs. Myrtle, Blue Mountain
By BARRY BURLESON
basketball teams got out the broom for their district
contests last week against Myrtle and Blue Mountain.
Lions and Lions made it a clean sweep, both improving to
3-1 in Division 2-1A play.
Byers girls, coached by Jason Thompson, put the pressure
on Myrtle early Tuesday, Jan. 18, at home. They led 13-4
after the first quarter and had command throughout. They
Cunningham gunned in a game-high 18 points for the Lady
Lions, while teammate Simone Ryan added 13.
quarter proved big for the H.W. Byers boys, led by coach
Gerone Kirkland. They outscored Myrtle 20-7 in that
period to pull away for the 22-point victory, 82-60.
It was a
balanced offensive attack for the Lions. Johnny Shaw led
the way with 18 points. Other top point men were Nicholas
Tate with 12, Marcus Gorman with 11 and Bradley Coleman
Byers teams hit the road Friday night and had no trouble
picking up wins at Blue Mountain.
Lions opened the nights play on the court with a
53-35 shellacking of Blue Mountain.
outscored the home team 23-11 in the second and third
Moore was the biggest point producer for the Lady Lions.
She scored 20. Simone Ryan followed with 13.
Lions improved to 5-18 overall.
Lions offense was clicking on all cylinders at Blue
Mountain as they rolled to an easy 84-43 win.
Tate were again the top guns with 17 and 14 points,
respectively. Brandon Young added 13, and Desmond Walker
stormed to a 25-10 lead after one quarter and was on top
47-20 at the halftime break.
upped their season record to 12-10.
Lions and Lions were scheduled to host DeSoto Central in
division games on Tuesday of this week. They then wrap up
division play with a visit to West Union Friday, Feb. 4.
Byers squads will close the regular season with two home
games, February 8 vs. Holly High and February 11 vs.
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