Thursday, January 21, 2010
Indians beat Lafayette
By BARRY BURLESON
Byhalia basketball teams split with Lafayette Thursday.
The Indians knocked off the Commodores 51-41 to even their District 2-4A record at 3-3.
The Lady Indians fell 64-49 to Lafayette and saw their district mark drop to 2-4.
“Both teams are in the middle of the pack in the district race,” coach Markeith Washington said. “We have big games ahead of us down the stretch.”
The Byhalia boys used a strong fourth quarter to pull away from Lafayette. The game was tied at 36 after three periods and the Indians won by 10.
“We went on a nice run in the fourth,” he said.
Courtney Warren and Thomas Lesueur were the top guns with 13 points each. Kenyatta Jones added 12.
The Lady Indians fell behind 21-5 early to a very talented Lafayette squad, played better as the game went along but couldn’t overcome the deficit.
“We need to get over that intimidation factor and realize we can play against people at that level,” Washington said.
The Lady Commodores improved to 16-1.
Erica Bougard led Byhalia with 19 points. Crystal Rayford had 11.
Byhalia squads split again with their district opponent Friday night at home – this time the girls winning by five over Center Hill and the boys dropping a one-point heartbreaker.
Four Lady Indians scored in double figures as they knocked off Center Hill 49-44.
Leading the offense was Briana Windham with 12 points. Bougard added 11 and LaTarra Jones and Rayford scored 10 each.
The Byhalia girls, 3-4 in the district, were up 26-22 at the half.
A tight game throughout saw Center Hill surviving the short trip to Marshall County. Host Byhalia fell 66-65.
Center Hill led 10-8 after one quarter, 23-21 at the half and 42-41 following three periods.
Courtney Warren was the hot man for the Indians. He scored a game-high 29 points. Jones followed with 17 and Lesueur scored 13.
Byhalia’s district mark dropped to 3-4.
The Lady Indians and Indians go to Rosa Fort Friday and host Senatobia next Tuesday, Jan. 26.
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