Thursday, December 24, 2009
By BARRY BURLESON
The Potts Camp Lady Cardinals, on the last official day of school before the break, wrapped up an early holiday gift Friday night.
They finished the pre-Christmas portion of their basketball schedule with an unbeaten record.
“I’d say 13-0 is a pretty good Christmas present,” coach Tana Miller said.
The Potts Camp boys also went to the holiday break on a good note as they beat both opponents last week and improved to 8-6.
The Lady Cardinals, playing at home Friday, got off to a fast start and never looked back. They whipped East Union 78-40.
Kenyotta Jenkins continued to scorch Potts Camp’s opponents. She scored 23 points. Others in double digits were Samantha Stinson with 16 and Nieshia Stinson with 10. Ashton Gandy and Tenesha Woods had nine each.
Potts Camp, utilizing its stout defensive pressure, led 36-19 at the half and coasted from there.
The Cardinals had an easy time in the nightcap, too. They dominated the Urchins 67-36.
Johnathan Falkner and JaVaughn Jones poured in 18 points each. LaDarrius Beard had 14.
Potts Camp scored 47 of its 67 points on a strong second-half run.
“We’ve had our ups and downs (in the first part of the season),” coach Matt Horton said, “but we finished strong. Hopefully, we’re getting where we need to be.”
Earlier in the week, the Lady Cardinals and Cardinals swept Blue Mountain at home.
Jenkins’ 38-point performance led the way for the Potts Camp girls as they won 87-68 on December 14.
Gandy added 13.
The Lady Cards took command early and led 55-34 at the half.
The Potts Camp boys pulled out a 62-56 victory over Blue Mountain.
They were on top 40-29 at the intermission.
Beard was the hot man. He scored 27 points. Allen Robinson followed with 13.
Battle of the Best
Coach Miller said her Lady Cardinals received “a late Christmas gift” also when they were given the opportunity to play next Monday and Tuesday in the “Battle of the Best” at Pontotoc High School.
“A team dropped out and we needed to play,” she said. “It will be good competition for us, instead of having a long layoff.”
The undefeated Potts Camp girls will play host Pontotoc December 28 at 7:30 p.m. and then face Senatobia on Tuesday.
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