Thursday, December 13, 2007
Hawks, Lady Indians win county clashes
By CLAUDE VINSON
The Holly High Lady Hawks and the Lady Indians of Byhalia didn’t meet each other in the Bi-County Tournament, so this woud be the first meeting between the two region rivals this season.
Holly High struck for six quick unanswered points Friday night at home, but the Lady Indians answered just as quickly, running the score to 14-6. The Lady Hawks bounced back with another six and were down by two at the end of the first quarter at 14-12.
The teams traded baskets and leads up to the last seconds in the second quarter. Roszetta Blackmon of Byhalia tied it for the fifth time at 31-31 to take it into halftime.
The Lady Indians kept the lead for the most of the third quarter, holding onto a 48-42 score.
The Lady Hawks were able to muster up 11 points in the fourth, but it was not enough to counter the 18 thrown in by Byhalia. The Lady Indians won this first meeting, 66-53.
Leading the Lady Indians were Chasidy Kizer with 16 and Devora Tuggles and Takita Wells with 11 each.
JaShanta Walker hit 13 for the Hawks, followed by Tamekico Johnson with 12. Katia Isom and Ebony Taylor had nine each.
Holly High Hawks take revenge on Byhalia’s Indians
The Holly High Hawks and their supporters, as well as the Byhalia Indians and their loyalists, were anxiously awaiting this contest. There was a standing-room-only crowd just minutes after the Lady Hawks and Lady Indians game had begun.
The Hawks were beaten by two points in the semis of the Bi-County Tournament by the Indians. The Hawks were not looking to go 0-2 against their most colorful rival.
The teams were a bit conservative in the first quarter, accounting for an 11-6 score.
The packed and stacked house was delighted when the Hawks went into intermission with a 24-14 margin.
Anxiety and frustration became evident in the third when play became a little more physical. The Hawks, determined not to be denied, were making use of each and every scoring opportunity. The Byhalia bench was “teched” with just under two minutes left in the third quarter. The Hawks led it at 53-28.
Holly High went on to avenge the earlier loss 63-42.
Leading the upset were Daniel Burton and Timothy Oliver with 15 and 13 apiece, respectively. Kentona Shipp added 12.
Jermone Marion’s 10 led Byhalia.
Holly High teams visited Potts Camp Monday of this week. They travel to Independence on Friday.
Byhalia teams traveled to Overton on Tuesday of this week. They host Coldwater this Friday night and then welcome Lewisburg next Tuesday, Dec. 18.
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