Lady Pats go 2-2 on court
By BARRY BURLESON
It was a
busy week of basketball for Marshall Academy teams
four games in five days and all against district
Patriots and Patriots both went 2-2 versus North Delta,
Kirk, Clarksdale Lee and Indianola.
varsity girls survived a squeaker against North Delta,
They were up
20-13 at the half and held on for the victory.
was the lone Lady Patriot in double figures with 17
points. Lindsay Taylor scored eight.
and Boyce Hollingsworth poured in 16 points each as the
Marshall boys blasted North Delta 67-39 on Tuesday of
last week at home.
was four of five from beyond the three-point line. He
also led the team in rebounding with nine.
were red hot, going 24 of 45 from the field for a 53
percent shooting night. They also shot 80 percent (12 of
15) from the free-throw stripe.
Forester dished out eight assists for the Patriots, who
led 31-16 at the half.
Patriots dropped a 38-35 decision Thursday night in
Grenada against Kirk Academy.
Academy players scored in double figures. Chelsea
Faulkenbery led the way with eight points.
Patriots trailed 11-2 after one period. They also scored
only two points in the third period.
evening by John David Sanders at Kirk lifted the Patriots
to a big 66-50 win. Sanders was eight of 15 (57 percent)
from beyond the three-point stripe.
Carlisle added nine points and also pulled down six
rebounds. Thomas Rodgers led in rebounding with eight.
Forester had six assists.
built a 17-11 first-quarter advantage and upped its lead
to 43-18 at the half.
Tommy Gunn saw his Lady Patriots dominated his former
school Friday night at home. They beat Clarksdale Lee
took charge in the first half, leading 28-9 at the
blistered the nets with 20 points. Also scoring in double
figures were Tiffany Thomas with 12 and Harris and Wynne
Boatwright with 11 each.
playing much better than we were playing earlier in the
season, said head coach Tommy Gunn. Im
pleased with the way the team has responded since
Kims (Shaw) injury. I believe were ready for
He said Shaw
is improving and should see some action this week.
Marshall varsity boys almost pulled off the upset against
Clarksdale Lee, which entered the game with a 20-0
record. The Lady Patriots came up short, 47-44.
was a hard-fought game between two good teams, said
assistant coach Ron Asplund. Coach (Keith) Taylor
and I would like to thank everyone who came to the game.
It had to be the largest and loudest crowd of the
double digits for Marshall were Hollingsworth with 12
points and Autry with 10. Rodgers had a solid night, too,
with nine points and 11 rebounds. Forester dished out six
shot just 25 percent (13 of 52) from the field. On the
other hand, they were 12 of 17 (71 percent) from the
lost Saturday at home to Indianola Academy the
girls 44-36 and the boys 74-59.
Patriots went scoreless in the first quarter (trailing
7-0) and were down 22-9 at the half. They could into the
deficit in the second half but couldnt overtake the
scored 13 points for the Lady Patriots, who fell to 19-11
overall and 6-5 in district play.
boys game, Indianola outscored Marshall 16-9 in the
third quarter and went on to the 15-point victory.
apparent from the second quarter on that four games in
five days took its toll on our guys, Asplund said.
again hot from beyond the three-point stripe. He hit
seven of 13 tries (54 percent) and scored a team-best 21
points. Hollingsworth was close behind with 16 points,
and he led in rebounding with 16. Autry contributed nine
points, and Forester had eight assists and four steals.
Patriots, who saw their overall record go to 17-9 and
their district mark go to 8-3, struggled on offense
hitting 20 of 58 shots for just 34.5 percent.
teams were slated to host Magnolia Heights Tuesday. They
go to Carroll Academy on Thursday and then wrap up the
regular season by hosting West Memphis Christian Friday,
which will be Senior Night.
Academy junior varsity girls continued their winning ways
by dominating North Delta 40-10 at home on Tuesday of
Rodgers led the way with 12 points.
wins continued Thursday at Kirk as the Lady Patriots
earned the 44-23 victory.
Allie Kriss were the top scorers with 12 and 10 points,
scored 17 and teammate Jessica Taylor poured in 14 as the
junior varsity girls blasted Clarksdale Lee 50-30 at home
Patriots outscored Lee 14-4 in the third period.
players scored in double figures as Marshall defeated
Indianola 43-31 on Saturday at home and improved to 27-2
overall and 10-1 in the district.
offense were Rodgers with 15, Kriss with 14 and Nealy
Jones with 10.
None of the
four teams got close to the undefeated Marshall Academy
junior varsity boys last week.
the week with a 71-14 blowout of North Delta.
Patriots scored in the game. Brent Adams and Josh Sharp
led the way with eight apiece.
Academy, Tyler Sanders and Kyle Young lit up the
scoreboard with 16 and 14 points, respectively, as the
Marshall junior varsity boys won 67-29.
led 33-8 at the half.
The JV team
pulled away from Clarksdale Lee in the second half. They
were up 28-16 at the half and then dominated the second
half for the 59-39 win.
offensive attack were Adams with 14 and Sanders and
Spenser Autry with 11 each. Autry also had 11 rebounds.
junior varsity Patriots finished off the week with a
56-30 shellacking of Indianola.
Adams scored 17 points each as the Patriots improved to
22-0 overall and 11-0 in district play.
Varsity District Tournament starts this Saturday, Jan.
29, at Bayou Academy. Both Marshall teams will receive a
first-round bye and not play until the semi-finals on
Monday, Jan. 31 the girls at 3:30 p.m. and the
boys at 5 p.m. The championship games are at 6 p.m. and
7:30 p.m. next Tuesday, Feb. 1.
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