Thursday, January 29, 2009
Hawks improve to 16-6
By BARRY BURLESON
The Holly Springs High School Hawks knocked off a pair of district foes last week, while the Lady Hawks split versus the same schools.
Coach Naylond Hayes’ Hawks invaded Lewisburg Tuesday of last week and routed the home team 84-34.
Holly High put the game away in the first quarter, running its way to a 23-4 advantage. They were on top 41-13 at the half.
Kentona Shipp was the top offensive sparkplug. He scored a game-high 20 points. Marcus McKinney tossed in 13, while Javian Agnew scored nine, and Tavarus Hardy and Darius Dowdy added eight each.
The Holly High boys followed that one up with a 57-41 home win over North Panola Friday night.
The Hawks built a commanding 23-12 halftime advantage and then iced the win in the third as they outscored the Cougars 20-11.
McKinney was the top scorer with 16 points. Oliver and Hardy followed with 12 and 11, respectively.
Holly High improved to 16-6 overall.
Jashanta Walker’s 21 points led the Lady Hawks to a 48-33 road victory over Lewisburg Tuesday, Jan. 20.
Coach Wilbert Beard’s Holly High girls held a narrow 22-21 lead at the intermission, but outscored Lewisburg 14-4 in the third quarter and 13-8 in the fourth.
Scoring nine points each for the Lady Hawks were Katia Isom and Katrina Cowan.
Points were hard to come by for both teams Friday night as the Holly High girls fell 35-32 to the North Panola Lady Cougars.
It was a see-saw contest.
The Lady Hawks led 6-3 after one quarter but trailed 20-18 at the half. They went back in front 28-24 after three periods before losing by three.
Walker had a game-high 12 points. Isom scored nine.
Class 3A Holly High teams went to Tunica Tuesday night for big district games versus Rosa Fort. They host Class 5A Olive Branch Friday and welcome Lewisburg to Holly Springs next Tuesday, Feb. 3.
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