Thursday, February 12, 2009
Potts Camp takes two from Lewisburg
By BARRY BURLESON
Potts Camp teams wrapped up the regular season with home wins Friday.
The Lady Cardinals opened “Senior Night” by knocking off Lewisburg 54-41.
Scoring in double figures for coach Tana Miller’s squad were Kenyotta Jenkins and Samantha Stinson with 14 each and Queen Dean with 10.
The Potts Camp girls built a commanding 28-10 lead at halftime and coasted the rest of the way. Miller said her team cut back on the turnovers - committing 15 - and that was a key in the win.
The Lady Cards improved to 15-11 on the season.
The Potts Camp boys used a 30-16 run in the second quarter to grab the momentum and down Lewisburg 81-74.
“We made some adjustments after the first quarter,” coach Brian Smith said. “They had a couple of matchups that were hurting us. We went to a half-court trap and it was successful.”
The first half ended with Korbin Smith nailing a three from beyond half court.
“That was a big lift for us,” Coach Smith said.
Five Cardinals hit for double digits - Lavonte Richmond with 20, Johnathan Falkner with 18, Jeremy Siggers with 12, and LaDarrius Beard and Smith with 11 each.
Potts Camp upped its season mark to 15-13.
“It was good to end (the regular season) on a good note,” Coach Smith. “Now we’re looking forward to tournament play.”
Earlier last week, Class A Potts Camp teams lost at Class 4A Lafayette County.
The Lady Cardinals fell 57-48. Jenkins and Dean scored 14 each. Tenesha Woods added 10.
The Potts Camp girls committed 37 turnovers.
“It was our ugliest game of the year,” Coach Miller said.
The Potts Camp boys dropped a 59-45 decision to the Commodores. They trailed 29-13 at the half.
“We came out flat and didn’t play well,” Coach Smith said.
Richmond scored 15 and Beard eight.
Both Potts Camp squads opened play in the Region 3-1A Tuesday night at Hickory Flat. The semi-finals are Thursday starting at 4 p.m. and the consolation and championship games are Friday beginning at 4 p.m. The top four teams (boys and girls) advance.
“It’s going to be a fight,” Coach Miller said about the girls bracket. “We have to play with confidence, and cut down on our turnovers.”
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