Thursday, December 3, 2009
Pats rout Raiders; MA girls fall by 10
By BARRY BURLESON
Marshall Academy basketball teams split with Oak Hill prior to a Thanksgiving break.
The Patriots were in control from the opening tip and blasted the Raiders 60-15 on Tuesday night, Nov. 24, at home.
MA led 28-6 after one quarter, 45-8 at the half and 54-13 following three periods.
Ten Patriots scored. Jordan Wyke led the balanced attack with 13 points. Jake Omedeo followed with 12. Caleb Byrd and Taylor Maurey scored eight each.
“Jordo and Jake had solid offensive nights, getting them all in the first half, and then we coasted in the second half,” coach Craig Dailey said.
“It was a good opportunity to get everyone plenty of playing time. We got a big lead and then just let everyone get minutes.”
The Raiders are coached by Brian Middleton, a former assistant under Dailey.
“Brian has a good junior high group coming, and he will get it turned if they give him the support and time,” Dailey said.
The Marshall Academy girls stayed close to Oak Hill much of the way, but the visitors pulled away for a 55-45 win.
MA trailed 11-10 after one quarter, 30-26 at the half and 40-27 following three quarters.
Callie Clanton was the top gun for the Lady Pats. She scored 19, including three threes in the fourth as the team pulled to within four points in the fourth. Emily Burk scored 17.
“Callie and Emily ended with strong offensive games,” Coach Dailey said. “We must find more offensive production (only one point in the third quarter) and we’ve got to a lot better job of guarding their stars.”
Oak Hill’s Bonnie Riley finished with 18 points.
“She got nine of their 11 first-quarter points, and that shouldn’t happen,” he said.
“Oak Hill is a very good and solid team. They just whipped us. We get them again quickly (this Saturday), and we will see what improvements we’ve made.”
The Class AA Patriots (5-2) and the Lady Patriots (6-4) started district play Tuesday at home versus North Delta.
They host Class AAA Magnolia Heights Thursday night and then go to Oak Hill Saturday. Next Tuesday, Dec. 8, the MA squads travel to West Memphis Christian.
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