Thursday, January 14, 2010
Byhalia gets district wins
By BARRY BURLESON
Thomas Lesueur “was on fire” versus Lewisburg last week, according to his head coach.
The senior scored 32 points, including six threes, as the Byhalia Indians stunned the Patriots 67-64 and improved to 2-2 in district play.
“He couldn’t miss,” coach Markeith Washington said. “He is recognizing his potential, and he’s stepping up as a big leader of this team.”
The Byhalia boys trailed 13-11 after one quarter but carried a 31-27 lead to the locker room at halftime. They led 52-48 after three periods.
“Our guys gave an inspired effort,” Coach Washington said. “The season got off to a slow start due to our inexperience, but we have a lot of talent, and they’re learning how to play together.”
Kenyatta Jones added 13 points for the Indians and “played his best defensive game of the year,” the coach said.
Courtney Warren scored nine and “played great defense,” he said.
“I’m looking for a lot out of this group down the stretch,” Washington said.
The Lady Indians earned their first district win on Tuesday of last week – a 61-39 rout of Lewisburg.
They led by 11 after three periods and then enjoyed a 23-12 run in the fourth.
“We exploded in the fourth quarter,” Coach Washington said.
Megan Rayford blistered the nets for 20 points. Crystal Rayford and LaTarra Jones followed with 13 and 10, respectively.
This week as a big one for Byhalia teams – all district games. They hosted Rosa Fort Tuesday. They will host Lafayette Thursday (rescheduled due to last week’s snow and ice).
They go to Center Hill Friday.
News: (662) 252-4261 or email@example.com
Questions, comments, corrections: firstname.lastname@example.org
©2004, The South Reporter, All Rights Reserved.
No part of this site may be reproduced in any way without permission.
The South Reporter is a member of the Mississippi Press Association.
Site managed and maintained by
South Reporter webmasters Linda Jones, Kristian Jones
Web Site Design - The South Reporter
Back | Top of Page