Thursday, November 13, 2008
Byers, Potts Camp girls shine in shootout
By BARRY BURLESON
Both H.W. Byers and Potts Camp enjoyed success in the West Union Girls Shootout Saturday.
Byers coach Jason Thompson said Myrtle brought its “A game” and forced his Lady Lions to bring their’s, too.
The defending Class 2A state champs trailed 47-46 at the half. But they shifted into high gear in the second half - outscoring the Lady Hawks 50-29 to secure a 96-76 victory.
“Myrtle gave us an extremely good challenge,” coach Jason Thompson said. “It was a tremendous early season test. We definitely showed what we’re capable of doing. We played a good ball game.”
Amanda Jones and Rachel Jones combined for 56 points - Amanda with 29 and Rachel with 27. Alexis Hardaway added 16 and Symone Gorman 11.
The Lady Lions (6-0) were scheduled to host Byhalia on Tuesday of this week. They visit Class 4A Oxford Thursday.
The Potts Camp Lady Cardinals bounced back from a Friday night loss to Byhalia and knocked off Baldwyn 65-60.
“Baldwyn is very athletic,” coach Tana Miller said. “We played much better.”
Potts Camp led 28-24 at the half and then outscored the Lady Bearcats 20-11 in the third quarter.
Three Lady Cardinals scored in double digits - Kenyotta Jenkins with 19, Nieshia Stinson with 14 and Queen Dean with 13.
Potts Camp (4-5) was slated to host Lake Cormorant Tuesday.
The Lady Cardinals go to Falkner Friday night. Next Tuesday, Nov. 18, they go to Lake Cormorant.
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