Thursday, November, 17, 2005

Byhalia takes two from rival Byers

From press reports

One of Marshall County’s basketball rivalries took to the hardwood for the first time in the new season last week.

Byhalia hosted H.W. Byers Tuesday, Nov. 8, with the Lady Indians and Indians getting the wins.

Queanisha Cathey and Brandy Fayne gunned in 10 points each as the Byhalia girls earned the 44-40 victory.

The Lady Indians were on top 20-10 at the half and then had to hang on in the fourth. The Lady Lions outscored Byhalia 30-24 in the second half (17-8 in the fourth quarter).

Amelia Cunningham was the leading point producer for Byers with 16.

The Indians jumped out of the starting gate quickly and rolled to a 77-55 win over Byers.

Byhalia was up 17-7 after one quarter and later outscored the Lions 26-9 in the third.

Four Indians led the offensive outburst – Demarius Moore with 21, Lavar Craine and Cordell Jefferson with 13 each and Adarryl Richmond with 11.

Nick Tate had 14 for Byers.

Byhalia vs. Ashland

Byhalia basketball teams traveled to neighboring Benton County Friday night and split with Ashland.

The Lady Indians saw their fourth quarter rally fall short. They lost 56-53 despite outscoring the Lady Blue Devils 21-9 in the final period.

Ashley Wilson led the way for Byhalia (2-3 on the young season) with 12 points.

For Ashland (7-1), Sharon Traylor had 16, LaBrita Hampton 11, Martamara Richmond 10, Takela Crawford 10, and Sandricka Bowen 10.

The nightcap was equally dramatic, but this one went the way of Byhalia. The Indians turned back the Blue Devils 72-70 to stay unbeaten at 3-0.

Moore’s 25 points sparked the offensive effort. Jefferson followed with 23. Kenneth Smith had 11.

For Ashland (1-5), Mario Jones tossed in 22, while Calvin Hampton scored 16, and Cordero Ayers 15.

The Indians were up 35-33 at the half and the third quarter proved to be the difference. They outscored the Devils 26-9 in the third.

In other court action last week, H.W. Byers teams journey to DeSoto County Saturday night and dropped varsity boys and girls game to 5A Olive Branch. The Lady Lions entered this week with a 2-4 mark and the Lions 3-2.


Byhalia hosted Independence on Tuesday. The Indians and Lady Indians go to Coldwater Friday. On Saturday, the boys only go to Blytheville. Next Tuesday, Nov. 22, Byhalia teams go to H.W. Byers.

Byers played Rosa Fort at home Tuesday. The Lions and Lady Lions go to Potts Camp Friday before a visit to Coldwater next Monday, Nov. 21, and home games with Byhalia on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

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