girls, Hickory Flat boys come out on top
Cardinals, Lady Cards down Blue Mountain
Ferrell and Kevin Harris liked what they saw last week
from their Potts Camp basketball teams.
Cardinals dominated Blue Mountain and then lost by two
points at division-leading Hickory Flat. Harris
Lady Cardinals earned 41- and 24-point wins over the same
Camp boys played as well as weve played all
year, Ferrell said, in an 83-42 victory at home
Tuesday, Jan. 25, over Blue Mountain.
Cardinals had a commanding 41-22 halftime lead.
Lesure poured in a game-high 25 points. Jacobye Davis and
Perstin Neal followed with 19 and 11, respectively.
practiced hard, and I urged the seniors to rededicate
themselves as leaders, Ferrell said. We had a
different attitude and a different focus.
Cardinals then had their chances late in the game at
Hickory Flat Friday night but fell short, 62-60.
led by one point with 28 seconds to go. Hickory Flat
called a timeout and then scored off an out-of-bounds
play to go up one. Hickory Flat then forced a Potts Camp
turnover, and the Cardinals had to foul. The home team
converted one free throw to lead by two.
(Lesure) got a good look and just missed a three-point
shot with 12 seconds left, Ferrell said. Then
we had another chance with two seconds left and turned
the ball over.
Mitchell gunned in a game-high 26 points for Hickory
Cardinals were Lesure with 23, Davis with 16 and Luther
Jones with eight.
The game was
knotted at 32 at the half.
the lead and an opportunity to win against the number one
team in the division on their floor, said Ferrell,
whose team stands 10-16 on the season.
real pleased with the way we played last week. I
challenged the players, and they responded.
Cardinals offense was in high gear against Blue
Mountain. They led 50-13 at the half and went on to the
executed as good on offense as we have all year,
Harris said. We passed the ball well and shot the
ball well. Anything Blue Mountain tried to do defensively
Jenkins was the top gun with 16 points. Others scoring in
double digits were Latrece Walker with 15, Arnetta Howell
with 11 and Taquita Evans with 10. Jasmine Harmon added
second half, we mixed in a lot of different
combinations, Harris said. We got to see a
lot of young kids play and contribute.
complimented the board work of Jenkins, Walker and Kayla
offensive execution continued Friday night at Hickory
Flat. The Lady Cardinals won 77-53.
Senior Night for Hickory Flat, and they played us
extremely hard, Harris said. We did a good
job pushing the ball up the floor and taking advantage of
Walker dominated. They scored 29 and 25 points,
respectively. Evans added 11.
fourth quarter, we again mixed a lot of
combinations, he said. We took a look at a
lot of different people. We stayed consistent offensively
(scoring 16 points), but defensively we could have been
better (also giving up 16 points).
which improved to 19-8 on the season, led 25-8 after one
quarter and 43-23 at the half.
Hickory Flat in scoring were Brittany Childers with 14
points and Kortney Tucker with 13.
teams hosted Holly Springs Tuesday. They then go to
Houlka Friday, Feb. 4, and visit Class 5A Southaven next
Tuesday, Feb. 8. They finish the regular season at home
Friday, Feb. 11, against Ripley.
final four games will have a playoff-type
intensity, Harris said.
really feel like, with the toughness of our schedule this
season, we will be OK come Division Tournament
time, Ferrell said.
Tournament is set for February 14-18 at West Union.
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