Thursday, December 14, 2006
Holly High loses two to Booker T.
By CLAUDE VINSON
The Holly High Lady Hawks met the Lady Warriors of Booker T. Washington of Memphis in the second round of their games this season.
The Holly High teams had traveled to Memphis to face BTW on November 14. They lost both of those contests.
From the tipoff Friday night, both teams were running the floor in haphazard style. However, the Lady Warriors were exhibiting a bit more accuracy. The Lady Hawks were experiencing maximum difficulty trying to corral Tiesha Hughes. By far the smallest player on the court, when she wasn’t leading the fast breaks with blinding speed, she was setting up on the arc’s perimeter plugging treys. BTW moved out to 18-5 at the end of the first.
The Lady Hawks reached the bonus in the second quarter, but couldn’t capitalize at the charity stripe (they hit just three of 16 attempts over the course of the game).
Meanwhile, BTW was pouring them in. It read 36-10 at halftime.
Kennetha Jeffries broke the scoring drought in the third by taking one at the charity stripe, but there was no catching up in the last two quarters.
The visitors went on to win by a score of 75-26.
JaShanta Walker’s seven points led the Lady Hawks.
Holly High’s record dropped to 2-7. Booker T. moved to 7-1.
Hawks fall to BTW
If the Lady Hawks thought the going was rough in their meeting with BTW, the Hawks could probably share some empathy. The Hawks had also lost to the Warriors on their road trip to Memphis.
It appeared that the Warriors had some respect for the Hawks’ reputation because they started with a 3-2 defense and then went to a box-1. This kept Holly High well outside the half circle.
BTW used the same primary formation on offense, posting three long ball shooters on the arc’s perimeter. Three shots and nine points – BTW out front 21-10 at the end of the first quarter.
The Warriors’ Patrick Lee was a trey machine. He stroked seven in the first half.
The Hawks’ Daniel Burton and Jeremy Jeffries were trying hard to keep Holly High in contention, but the load was becoming very heavy. The Hawks were down 15 points at the half.
The third wasn’t any better. The Warriors were subbing at will and all of their players were scoring. They had a 22-point lead after three.
The Hawks went down in the fourth at 84-62.
Burton led the Hawks (3-8 on the season) with 21, followed by Jeffries with 18.
Lee had 23 for the Warriors. Timothy Ware, one of the perimeter shooters, had 18 (12 of those from threes), Jerry Hampton had 17. The Warriors are 9-0.
Holly High vs. Rosa Fort
Holly High teams lost two at Tunica last week to Rosa Fort High School.
The Lady Hawks were outscored 30-15 in the second and third quarters and fell 64-49.
Hitting for double digits were Katia Isom with 15 and Ebony Taylor with 14.
The Hawks dropped a 43-40 heartbreaker at Rosa Fort.
They trailed 20-19 at the half.
Jeffries had a game-high 16 points for Holly High. Burton added nine.
Holly High teams played at Potts Camp on Monday. Friday night, they host Independence.
Next Tuesday night, Dec. 19, they go to Tupelo.
They close out the pre-Christmas portion of their schedule by hosting Marshall County rival H.W. Byers on Friday night, Dec. 22.
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