December 27, 2007
Byhalia sweeps Lewisburg
The Lady Patriots of Lewisburg had the proverbial deck stacked against them when they took the floor in a contest with the Byhalia Lady Indians Tuesday evening, Dec. 18, at Byhalia.
The Lady Pats were traveling with a very short roster (seven players), and had just one game in the win column.
Conversely, the Lady Indians were rebounding from a loss a few days earlier handed out by the undefeated Lady Cougars. The Lady Indians entered the game with a 7-5 season record.
Devora Tuggles made the statement right away for the home team. She got things started with a pair of deuces and then followed with a trey. Other Lady Indians chimed in and it was over halfway through the first quarter before the Lady Patriots found the bottom of the nylon.
Lewisburg had its hands full, but short-manned or not, the visitors didn’t shy from the fight. Manesha Harmon, the main post player for the Lady Pats, vied with the Byhalia defenders for rebounds at both ends of the court. The quarter ended with Byhalia out front 23-8.
The Lewisburg coaching staff rested their main players in the second and the reserves were no match for the bench players of Byhalia who completely shut them out. The score at intermission was 35-8.
The Lady Indians held the Lady Pats to nine points in the third and five in the fourth. Chasidy Kizer, who had been relatively quiet the first two frames, hit triple triples in the last two quarters.
All Lady Indians who hit the floor scored for the hosts, who cruised to the 70-22 win.
Tuggles led the scoring for Byhalia with 18. Kizer was next with 15.
Harmon led her team with 10.
Byhalia Indians move record yo 7-9 with victory
The Byhalia Indians got their train back on the winning track with a victory over the Lewisburg Patriots.
The Pats, a young team from a young school, proved to be excellent rebounders against a much more experienced team. They started out matching the Indians point for point until the last couple of minutes of the first quarter. They were even keeping pace with Byhalia on the fast breaks. However, the Indians came out on top 17-12 at the end of one.
Joshua Rodgers took over for the Indians in the second frame, dropping a couple of threes and triple deuces. He paved the way for the 36-17 half time spread.
The Pats had a much better scoring spurt in the third, putting up 16 points, mostly through the efforts of their big man Nick Fike. The Indians had no answer for Fike’s turn around stick backs. But the lead was still sizeable at 54-33.
Lewisburg seemed to have run out of steam and firepower in the last quarter. The Indians were gunning from three-point range but the Pats were not gambling long. T.J. Johnson and Chad Hunter were creating opportunities
For the Pats but they were losing the ball before it got into scoring position.
Byhalia went on to win 67-46.
Rodgers was out front for the Indians with 22. He was followed by Courtney Warren with 10.
Fike led all shooters with 25.
The Byhalia girls will be in action next in the Dragonfly Invitational in Collierville, Tenn., December 26-29.
The Indians are scheduled to play next in the Booneville Classic on January 4.
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