Thursday, December 13, 2007
Potts Camp sweeps West Union to start division schedule
By BARRY BURLESON
The Potts Camp Lady Cardinals presented their first-year head coach with an early Christmas gift Friday night, a win over her alma mater to begin division play.
The Potts Camp girls knocked off West Union 56-40 and improved to 8-6 overall.
“This game meant a lot to me for that reason,” said coach Tana Miller, a 1998 graduate of West Union and an all-state player for the Lady Eagles. “I was glad it came out the way it did. It was a big win.
“We cut down on the turnovers, and I was pleased with that.”
Kenyotta Jenkins and Jasmine Harmon were the top guns for the Lady Cardinals - scoring 18 and 17 points, respectively.
Potts Camp led 27-18 at the half.
“Jasmine (Harmon) really stepped up the second half,” she said. “She got hot and carried us.”
The Cardinals completed the sweep as they routed West Union 70-37 in the nightcap.
“West Union is young and rebuilding,” said coach Brian Smith. “Chris (Sims) was dominant inside.”
He had 30 points and 13 rebounds in just two and a half quarters on the court.
“I took him out of the game midway through the third quarters,” Smith said.
Deshun Mitchell, a freshman, added 10 points for the Cardinals. Another freshmen, Javaughn Jones, added eight.
“We put a lot of pressure on them and got a safe lead,” Coach Smith said. “I played everybody and everybody contributed.”
Potts Camp boys vs. Bruce
The Cardinals participated in the Okolona Classic on Saturday and took it on the chin, 99-63, to Bruce.
They trailed 30-15 after one quarter.
“Turnovers hurt us,” said Smith, who saw his team’s record go to 8-6 overall. “We had trouble getting into the flow of the game.”
Sims got in foul trouble in the third quarter, and the Trojans pulled away.
Sims had 20 for the Cardinals. Jeremy Siggers and Larry Miller contributed nine each.
“This was a good learning experience for us,” he said.
The Lady Cardinals and Cardinals were scheduled to host county foe Holly Springs Monday night. They host district opponent Strayhorn Friday and then play at Marshall Academy Saturday night to close out the pre-holiday segment of their schedule.
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