top two 3A teams clash
Hawks beat Corinth
By CLAUDE VINSON
Hawks were trying to maintain their .500 winning status
when they traveled to Corinth to take on the Lady
Warriors in a division contest.
Warriors were two losses below the median at 8-10. The
Lady Hawks were even at 10-10.
controlled the tip but it took three trips down the floor
before they came away with the first basket. They played
a methodical game after that, making it look easy to go
to a 14-3 score at the end of the first frame.
did a slightly better job of pushing the ball in the
second but they couldnt keep the Lady Warriors out
of the basket. They were also losing the tug of war on
rebounding until Catasha Boxley entered the game for
Holly High. The rebounding improved but the Lady Hawks
were still chasing their foes when the half ended at
Warriors moved back out to a 12-point margin on a trey at
the beginning of the third. Then Boxley and Tremelanie
McFadden changed the complexity of the game with four
quick points, reducing the Corinth lead to single digits.
close in baskets from the paint kept the Lady Hawks in
contention and her rebounding gave the Lady Hawks new
looks. Boxley pulled Holly High within two with an
old-fashioned three and it was tied seconds later on a
lay-up by Jackie LeSueur.
lead changing hands constantly in the last quarter it
came down to a war waged at the charity stripe. And it
continued into overtime with the Lady Warriors making 14
of 25 and the Lady Hawks shooting 11 of 17.
Warriors won the overtime battle and the game at 56-52.
Grayson led the Lady Warriors with 16 and 20 rebounds.
Bianca Hill followed with 14.
Holly High with 24 points and 16 rebounds. McFadden threw
faced their nemesis with no loss records in division. The
Hawks were 3-0 with an overall of 18-1 and the Corinth
Warriors 1-0 and 19-3 overall.
were hoping to match up favorably with the Hawks. After
all, most polls had them rated one and two in the
Northeast, and The Clarion-Ledger had them one and two in
the state in Class 3A.
Warriors did show their strengths in the first quarter,
staying close to the Hawks with a slackened pace which
netted them a 9-8 lead at the end of the opening quarter.
second to counter the slowed pace, the Hawks mounted a
bruising attack. They used a pressure defense which
forced the Warriors to abandon the spread offense and try
to jockey for any kind of shot. The Hawks used trapping
maneuvers which caused turnovers which the Hawks turned
into points. When the first half ended it was 34-21,
deserve their ranking but they had no remedy for the
high-reaching rebounding of DeUntral Duke
Mosley as he cleared the boards at both ends. His outlet
passes were crisp and accurate. In a matter of minutes
the Hawks had a 16 point lead and were 49-29 at the end
tried desperately to catch up in the fourth and went to
the three ball. This meant putting the ball in the hands
of Derrion Campbell as often as possible. Campbell hit
five treys in a series and had a total of 17, the only
shooter in double figures for Corinth.
coasted to 64-42 win in a game that saw few fouls.
speedster Kenny Dawkins led the way with 18. Justin
Nabors had 15, Mosley had 13 and Clevin Hannah had 10.
Lady Hawks Sweep Horn Lake In Away Game
Hawks pulled their season record back to the .500 mark
last Friday night during their trip to the home of the
Horn Lake Lady Eagles.
They gave up
both the first two quarters to the Lady Eagles nd
didnt bounce back until the very last frame.
trailed Horn Lake by three points going into the fourth.
Their defense turned the tide, allowing them to score
just four points.
It was just
enough to wipe away the three point deficit and win by
one point in regulation at 75-74.
led the way with 22 with Catasha Boxley pitching in 17
and Ebony Taylor hitting for 16.
Eagles were led by Erica Herndon with 23. Keisha
Henderson shot 20 and Shawn Harris rounded out the double
figures scoring with 11.
Hawks game with the Eagles left little doubt about
the outcome even in the first quarter. It was the only
frame in which the Hawks allowed the Eagles to post a
double digit score. The 26-15 opening score set the
devastating tone for the remainder of the game.
led by Kenny Dawkins 17, coasted to the lopsided
Nabors was second with 16, and Brandon Ayers was third
with 15. Ayers also had nine steals, eight rebounds and
four assists over the course of the game. Clevin Hannah
hosts it was Ronald Kennedy with 12 and Dane King and Ken
Wilkins with 10 apiece.
who still enjoy a high state ranking, moved their record
to 20-1 with no division losses.
scheduled to play the Blue Devils of Ashland at home on
Tuesday, and then will play another home game against
division foe Ripley on Friday.
Tuesday, Feb. 1, Holly High teams invade Potts Camp.
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