Thursday, November, 17, 2005

Holly High rolls to four more wins

Sports Editor

The Hawks’ busy basketball schedule took them first to Ashland on November 8 and then to the Coldwater Tournament on the 10-12 last week.

The Lady Hawks dropped their first road game to the Lady Blue Devils of Ashland on Tuesday, being completely overpowered by the Lady Devils to the tune of 71-40.

Ashland kept the Lady Hawks in single digits for the first two quarters. With Sharon Taylor leading the way, the Lady Devils ran up a 39-13 lead at halftime and then poured in another 32 in the second half. Taylor had 15, followed by Labrita Hampton with 11 and Vakela Crawford with 10.

The Lady Hawks didn’t have any double-figure shooters, but Alice Brown came close with 8.

The Blue Devils were no match for the Hawks. Holly High had a 21-point first quarter and never relinquished the lead for the remainder of the contest. They led 40-21 at the break.

The Hawks let up in the fourth frame, tacking up just 7 points. However, the final score was 63-46.

The Hawks had four starters in double figures. Brandon Ayers led the way with 14. He was trailed by Clifton Rayford with 13, Jemorris Wilks with 11 and Clevin Hannah with 10.

The Blue Devils’ Mario Jones had 11 and Fred Moore 10.

The Holly High teams were on the road again a couple of days later, going to Coldwater for its annual tournament.

The Lady Hawks drew the Lady Cougars in the opener and dropped the 49-42 decision despite having a pair of shooters in double figures.

Ebony Taylor led all players with 16 and Jackie LeSeuer threw in 12.

Lanita Futrell led the winners with 15 and Amanda Mays backed her with 11.

On Friday they were outscored by the Lady Lions of Rosa Fort 52-31

The Lady Lions opened with a 20-point first quarter behind the shooting of Mercedes Marrow who had 15 of those points. Sheena Debose posted 10 for Rosa Fort. The Hawks had no shooters in double figures.

The Lady Hawks did leave the tournament with one win when they posted a victory over North Panola at 44-31.

The Hawks didn’t lose a game in the tournament. They, too, opened against the hosting Cougars, polishing them off with a score of 71-44.

The Hawks had a big first quarter, putting up 19 points to the Cougars’ five.

The balanced scoring attack of Clevin Hannah (17), Brandon Ayers (15) and Jemorris Wilks (12) was more than enough to combat the single scoring threat of 22 by the Cougars’ Mario Allen.

The Hawks’ second outing came against the Lions of Rosa Fort in which the Hawks walked away with the 54-37 victory.

Kevin Rogers was out front for the Lions with 12.

Again, Clevin Hannah led the Hawk effort with 17, and Dennis Hampton and Brandon Ayers had 15 and 10, respectively.

The defending 3A champs left their unbeaten record intact with an 82-27 win over North Panola.

The Hawks had four players in double figures. Daniel Burton and Dennis Hampton had 10 each and Brandon Ayers registered 14, while Clevin Hannah led all with 18.

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