Thursday, November 27, 2008
Lady Cards go to 6-5
By BARRY BURLESON
A strong first quarter lifted the Potts Camp girls to a win at Mooreville Friday night, while the boys had some shooting and rebounding woes in their loss.
Coach Tana Miller’s Lady Cardinals exploded for a 24-7 first-quarter lead over the Lady Troopers and went on to take a 76-58 victory.
“We jumped on them quickly, and then in the second half Mooreville shot the ball well,” she said. “But thank goodness we were able to pull it out.”
Mooreville outscored Potts Camp 35-30 in the second half.
“They gave us a scare,” Miller said.
Potts Camp’s Dandy Dozen player, Kenyotta Jenkins, got in foul trouble again and fouled out in the fourth quarter.
“Some other girls stepped up and I’m really proud of them,” Coach Miller said.
Jenkins’ 22 points led the offensive attack, but providing valuable support were Queen Dean with 14, Ashton Gandy with 13 and Lamonica Ingram with 12.
The Lady Cardinals improved to 6-5 prior to the Thanksgiving holiday break.
The Potts Camp boys hit just four of 19 shots from three-point range and fell 67-58 in Lee County.
“We had a bad night shooting the ball from the outside,” coach Brian Smith said. “We could not get them to fall.”
Mooreville outscored the Cardinals 21-16 in the second quarter and 17-13 in the third period.
“It was a nip-and-tuck game,” Coach Smith said. “We cut it to 50-48 at one stretch.
“Mooreville had more height per man. We did not get many second chances, and they hurt us on the offensive boards.”
Leading scorers for Potts Camp were Terry Crane with 20, Johnathan Falkner with 16 and Corey Totten with 11.
The Cardinals saw their record go to 5-8.
The Potts Camp boys visited Lake Cormorant on Tuesday of last week and left with a 71-60 win.
LaDarrius Beard gunned in 25 points. Jeremy Siggers followed with 18, and Terry Crane added 15.
The Cardinals had beaten Lake Cormorant by 41 points a week earlier at home.
“We were lackadaisical, and we found ourselves in a dogfight this time,” Coach Smith said. “We did a good job in the fourth quarter of pulling away. We made our free throws down the stretch.”
Potts Camp teams visit Lewisburg next Tuesday, Dec. 2, and then play in the Bi-County Tournament December 4-6 at Ashland High School.
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