Thursday, November 20, 2008
Potts Camp gets wins at Falkner
By BARRY BURLESON
Coaches Brian Smith and Tana Miller liked the teamwork of their Potts Camp basketball squads Friday night on the road.
And a couple of individual scoring efforts stood out, too.
The Cardinals downed Falkner 75-61, and the Lady Cardinals won 83-46.
“It was hard-fought game,” said Smith, head coach of the Potts Camp boys. “They (Falkner) came back and tied it at 54-all in the third. We got a little lead toward the end of the third, and then we were able to pull away in the fourth. We played well defensively as a team.”
And on the offensive end, three Cardinals scored in double digits, led by Terry Craine with 28.
“It’s the best game he’s played all year,” Smith said. “I’m glad to see him come around.”
Johnathan Falkner added 16 points, seven assists and four steals. Jeremy Siggers contributed 15 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.
The Potts Camp boys upped their record to 4-7 on the season.
Coach Miller said her Lady Cardinals showed improvement in a lot of areas in their 37-point win at Falkner.
“We played hard the entire game and got our confidence up,” she said. “We moved the ball better and took better shots.”
Kenyotta Jenkins was on fire. She scored 39, most of those coming in the second half.
“She was pulling up and shooting those 12-foot jump shots, and they were falling,” Miller said. “I need her inside, but I try to play her outside some, too.”
Lamonica Ingram added 14 points, including three three-pointers. Queen Dean made seven steals, and Miller said, “That was a huge part of our run in the second half.”
Potts Camp, leading by just nine at the half, outscored Falkner 29-4 in the fourth quarter.
The Potts Camp girls evened their season mark at 5-5.
Also last week, the Potts Camp boys recorded an easy 91-50 win over Lake Cormorant.
“Defensively, we played real well, especially in the first quarter and third quarter,” Coach Smith said about the November 11 home game. “We were mixing up our presses and using various defenses, trying to give them trouble.”
Potts Camp led 46-27 at the half.
Hitting in double figures for the Cardinals were Falkner with 27, Siggers with 18, Korbin Smith with 11 and LaDarrius Beard with 10.
The Lady Cardinals and Lake Cormorant played a junior varsity game only, which the Potts Camp girls won.
Potts Camp teams visited Lake Cormorant Tuesday. They go to Mooreville Friday to close out the pre-Thanksgiving portion of their schedule. The Lady Cardinals and Cardinals go to Lewisburg on Tuesday, Dec. 2.
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