Thursday, October 23, 2008
Lady Cards win tournament
By BARRY BURLESON
Potts Camp basketball teams are off to 2-1 and 2-2 starts.
The Lady Cardinals knocked off Ashland Saturday night to wrap up the Potts Camp Tournament and take the first-place trophy.
Kenyotta Jenkins and Samantha Stinson poured in 16 points each as the Lady Cardinals downed the Lady Blue Devils 50-46.
The Potts Camp girls outscored Ashland 19-9 in the third quarter and held on for the win.
Treneise Hampton had 12 for Ashland.
Earlier in the three-day tournament the Lady Cardinals lost 61-58 to Blue Mountain and beat Tremont 65-48.
Thursday night, the Potts Camp girls blew a 31-16 halftime advantage and lost by three. Blue Mountain outscored them 23-11 in the fourth quarter.
“Turnovers killed us,” said coach Tana Miller.
Leading scorers in the loss were Jenkins with 27 and Samantha Stinson with 18.
The Lady Cardinals bounced back Friday night for the 17-point win over the Lady Eagles.
Samantha Stinson’s 23-point performance led the way. Nieshia Stinson followed with 13, and Jenkins scored 11.
“We played much better Friday night,” Miller said. “Everybody contributed. The bench really stepped up and did a good job.”
Potts Camp boys
The Cardinals battled Ashland for the tournament title Saturday night and fell 56-43 to the Blue Devils.
Ashland outscored Potts Camp 33-18 in the second half.
Korbin Smith had 13 points in the loss.
Jeremy Williams’ 20 points powered the Devils.
Thursday night, Potts Camp almost hit the century mark, downing Blue Mountain 94-41. The lead was 34-4 after just one period.
Hitting in double digits for the Cardinals were Jeremy Siggers with 24, Allen Robinson with 13, Smith with 12 and Johnathan Falkner with 11.
Friday night’s victory was easy, too. The Cardinals clobbered Tremont 89-45. The advantage was 36-7 following one quarter.
Siggers gunned in a game-high 25 points, while Smith scored 16, and Corey Totten added 12.
Coach Brian Smith’s Cardinals had tipped off their season earlier in the week, on October 13 versus Ingomar.
It was a sloppy opener for both squads, with the Falcons holding on for the 72-67 win.
Shooting woes cost the Cardinals. They were two of 15 in the first half from the free-throw stripe and 11 of 37 for the game. From two-point land, they hit 22 of 65 shots. From three-point territory, they were four of 13.
“We missed a ton of shots, and only lost by five,” Smith said.
“I was proud of our defense. Our full-court pressure worked well.”
Potts Camp scored only five points in the first quarter and outscored Ingomar the rest of the way, but it wasn’t enough.
Falkner, who kept Potts Camp close with his red-hot shooting, scored 26. Smith added 12, and Terry Crane followed with 10.
The Lady Cardinals (2-1) and the Cardinals (2-2) visited county rival H.W. Byers Tuesday night. Next Tuesday, Oct. 28, Potts Camp goes to Myrtle.
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