Thursday, December 10, 2009
Hawks down Devils
By BARRY BURLESON
The Holly Springs Hawks played with heavy hearts Friday night at Ashland and won the contest for their head coach.
Naylond Hayes was not in attendance due to the death of his mother.
The Hawks opened the game with a 15-5 run and cruised to the 64-41 victory over their Benton County neighbors. They upped their season mark to 9-1.
Darius Dowdy poured in 19 points. Johnathan Bownes and Kentona Shipp followed with 11 and 10, respectively. Ryan Wilkins added eight.
For Ashland, Jeremy Ayers and Ted Parker had eight each.
The Lady Hawks fought hard in search of their first win of the season but fell 50-40 to the Lady Blue Devils.
Holly High trailed 26-11 at the half but managed to outscore Ashland 23-15 in the fourth quarter and slice the final deficit to 10.
Leading scorers for the Lady Hawks were Shakerra Dawkins with 18 and Rachel Selman with 12.
Holly High teams go to Ruleville Friday and host Independence next Tuesday, Dec. 15.
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