teams split division games
By BARRY BURLESON
Camp Cardinals and Lady Cardinals had different outcomes
in two division road trips last week.
The boys won
at West Union on Tuesday, while the girls lost. Then the
boys lost at Myrtle with the girls winning. It was their
final two division contests of the season.
Lesure lit up the scoreboard with a game-high 24 points
as the Cardinals knocked off West Union 67-58.
really pleased with our effort, said head coach
Chris Ferrell. We played an up-tempo game, with a
lot of players contributing.
added 11 points for Potts Camp, which built an
overwhelming 32-8 halftime lead.
proved to be the difference in the girls matchup
between Potts Camp and West Union a game which the
Lady Cardinals lost 49-41.
shot 30 free throws and hit 18. Potts Camp shot 10 free
throws and hit eight.
Cardinals fell behind 11-3 after one period and actually
outscored the home team by one point in every quarter
ourselves a hole early, said head coach Kevin
Harris. We had some blown assignments in the press.
we missed all manner of shots in the paint, including
five within three feet of the goal. At the other end,
they got good shots and made a few buckets.
Potts Camp offensive effort in the contest were Arnetta
Howell with 14 points, Kenyotta Jenkins with 12 and
Latrece Walker with nine.
West Union credit, Harris said. They did a
good job of keeping us off the offensive glass. We
didnt get much of anything there.
proud of the way we played defensively. West Union (18-5)
had only 15 field goals the entire game.
Camp boys never really got on track Friday night at
Myrtle. They trailed 35-23 at the half before losing
(Lesure) got in foul trouble early, and that made it
tough to get anything going, Ferrell said.
Stephen Simon also missed both games last week due to an
(Myrtle) jumped all over us (21-10 after one quarter) and
whipped us, Ferrell said. They shot the ball
Davis was Potts Camps top scorer with 14 points.
Cardinals dropped to 9-15 overall and 2-4 in division
Simon should be back in the lineup soon, plus some
disciplinary issues involving other players should be
behind the team.
Division Tournament (February 14-18), hopefully everyone
will be on the same page and ready to go, Ferrell
Camp girls were clicking on all cylinders in a 72-48 rout
Cardinals scored 32 field goals, 27 of those coming on
cant say enough about our offensive
execution, Harris said. We were moving the
shot only six free throws and made none.
very strange game, Harris said. Ive
never coached a game in which we shot this few free
the top producer on offense with 20 points. She was
followed by Walker with 18, Taquita Evans with 15 and
Kayla Reed with eight.
Cardinals were on top 42-24 at the halftime recess.
dominated the boards, Harris said, and I was
proud of our defensive effort. Myrtle didnt get
anything easy. They are powered by their three guards,
and we made a conscious decision to shut down two out of
the three, and we did.
giving his players Wednesday off helped. Several had been
looked crisp Thursday in practice, and it carried over to
the game Friday, he said.
Cardinals improved to 17-8 overall and 5-1 in the
division, assuring themselves of a no-worse-than-second
seeding for the division tournament in February.
teams were scheduled to host Blue Mountain Tuesday. They
then visit Hickory Flat on Friday before hosting county
rival Holly Springs next Tuesday, Feb. 1.
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