Potts Camp splits with Houlka
By BARRY BURLESON
The Potts Camp boys got back to .500 Friday night with a three-point win over Houlka.
Coach Chris Ferrell’s Cardinals built a 28-24 halftime lead and hung on for the 52-49 victory. It evened their overall mark at 13-13.
Cobye Davis poured in 17 points, while Eric Jackson was next with 15, and Russell Hubbard scored 10.
“It was a good week,” Ferrell said. “I like the direction we’re going. The kids are playing well - doing what we did before the break.”
The Potts Camp and Houlka girls hooked up in a tight game for three quarters before the visitors escaped with the 49-33 win.
“If you like defensive fights, the first three quarters were your cup of tea,” said coach Kevin Harris. “The final scored didn’t indicate how close the game was.”
Potts Camp led 15-11 at the half.
“It was two good defensive teams battling and making it almost impossible to score,” Harris said.
With three minutes to go in the game, the Lady Cardinals trailed by five.
“Houlka made some free throws down the stretch,” he said. “They’re 22-5 for a reason. They’re the odds-on favorite to win the 1A North.”
Potts Camp went to 14-12 overall.
Barneka Lewis scored nine points. Stellana Taylor added eight. It was Jasmine Harmon’s first game back after sickness, and Kenyotta Jenkins sat out in the second half due to an injury.
Potts Camp teams hosted West Union Tuesday. They end the regular season with a trip to Ripley Friday night.
Both teams finished 3-3 in Region 1-2A play. The Cardinals will be the third seed in next week’s district tournament at Baldwyn and the Lady Cardinals the fourth seed.
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