Thursday, November 19, 2009
Hawks win tourney
By BARRY BURLESON
The Holly High Hawks, after a season-opening victory over Potts Camp, continued their winning ways in the Coldwater Tournament.
Coach Naylond Hayes’ crew went 3-0 in the tourney, claimed the crown and improved to 4-0 overall.
“We’re off to a good start and playing pretty well,” Hayes said.
Meanwhile, the Holly High Lady Hawks, under new coach Crystal Stewart, dropped to 0-4 with three losses in the Coldwater Tournament.
The Hawks tipped off tournament play Thursday night with a 63-61 win over the host school.
The game was tight throughout. Holly Springs trailed 13-11 after one quarter, 33-32 at the half and 47-46 after three quarters. But they outscored Coldwater 17-14 in the fourth to pull out the two-point win.
Johnathan Bownes poured in 20 points for Hawks. Others in double digits were Darius Dowdy with 14, Jarius Briggs with 13 and Ryan Wilkins with 10.
Friday night, Holly High coasted to a 54-38 win over Independence in the Coldwater Tournament.
The Hawks led 27-17 at the half and 38-26 after three periods.
Dowdy led the way with 14 points, followed by Bownes with 12 and Briggs with 12.
The Holly Springs boys wrapped up the tourney Saturday night with a 48-38 win over Rosa Fort.
The Hawks led 25-23 at halftime. They pulled away with a 14-7 run in the fourth period.
Dowdy gunned in 22 points and Bownes had 14.
The Holly High girls dropped a 62-45 decision to host Coldwater on the first night of the tournament Thursday.
Coldwater surged ahead 20-7 after one quarter and led 35-23 before going on a 15-4 run in the third period.
The leading scorer for the Lady Hawks was Roshunda Neely with 17. Megan Crittle added nine.
The Lady Hawks were no match for Independence the next night as they fell hard, 61-35.
Independence was in control at the half, leading 33-13.
Neely again led Holly High. She scored 14. Kayla Burns contributed nine.
The Lady Hawks fell behind 29-11 at the half Saturday night to Rosa Fort and lost to the Lady Lions 59-30.
Neely had a 17-point performance in the loss.
Holly Springs teams visited Olive Branch Tuesday. They host H.W. Byers Friday starting at 6 p.m.
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