Thursday, December 31, 2009
Byhalia teams drop games in tourney
By BARRY BURLESON
Byhalia teams traveled east on Highway 78 into some well-known basketball country last week.
They competed in the Myrtle Tournament.
The Indians dropped games to the host squad and talented Ingomar, while the Lady Indians also lost to the host Lady Hawks.
The Byhalia High School boys fell 68-47 to Myrtle Monday, Dec. 21.
“It was a different style game for us, and we had to try and adjust,” said coach Markeith Washington. “It was a tough first game for us there.”
Alfonzo Wilson scored nine points for the Indians, who trailed 44-23 at the half.
The next day, Dec. 22, the Indians dropped an 80-70 decision to Ingomar.
“They were the number one team in the tournament – a very good team,” Coach Washington said. “We played a lot better.”
Courtney Warren poured in 27 points for Byhalia, tying Ingomar’s Zach Carnell for game-high honors. Wilson and Thomas Lesuer added 14 and 10, respectively, for the Indians.
Byhalia was down 39-34 at halftime.
The Lady Indians, in their only game at the tournament, came up just short, 57-53, to Myrtle.
“We lost the game in the last couple of minutes on free throws,” Coach Washington said.
Byhalia trailed 25-23 at intermission.
Erica Bougard scored 19 points in the four-point loss. Quanisha Neely followed with 10.
The Lady Indians played in the Collierville, Tenn., Tournament earlier this week.
Byhalia squads go to Lewisburg next Tuesday, Jan. 5.
Photo by Ronnie Day
Surrounded by Mustangs
Courtney Warren (0) of the Indians eyes the goal in a game December 14 versus Center Hill.
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