Thursday, December 4, 2008
Hawks knock off 5A Eagles
By BARRY BURLESON
The Holly Springs High School Hawks picked up a big win over Class 5A Horn Lake prior to the Thanksgiving recess.
Coach Naylond Hayes’ Class 3A team traveled to DeSoto County Monday night, Nov. 24, and knocked off the Eagles 63-62.
Holly High led 15-12 after one quarter and 33-29 at the half. The Hawks were also up by four at the end of the third period and hung on for the one-point victory.
Three Hawks scored in double figures, led by Timothy Oliver’s 16 points. Johnathan Bownes added 15, and Shermaine Jones scored 10. Darius Dowdy followed with nine.
The Lady Hawks weren’t as fortunate versus the Lady Eagles. They lost 63-41.
Coach Wilbert Beard’s Holly High squad fell behind 16-5 after one quarter and trailed 31-13 at halftime.
Katia Isom was the top scorer for the Lady Hawks with 14. Tamekico Johnson and Roshunda Neely added nine each.
Holly Springs High School teams were scheduled to host Coldwater Tuesday of this week. They will participate in the Bi-County Tournament at Ashland Thursday-Saturday. Next Tuesday, Dec. 9, the Hawks and Lady Hawks travel to Marshall County rival Byhalia.
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