Thursday, January 28, 2010
Lady Hawks get first win of season
By BARRY BURLESON
The drought is over for the Holly Springs Lady Hawks.
They won their first game of the season Friday, beating Ruleville 49-38 in a district contest at home.
RoShunda Neely had a game-high 17 points for the Holly High girls. Abreana Spight added 10.
The Lady Hawks battled back from an early deficit by outscoring Ruleville 25-10 in the third period.
The Holly High boys pulled away in the second half and clobbered Ruleville 71-46. It was their 20th win of the season against just two defeats.
The Hawks had a slim 29-22 advantage at the half.
Johnathan Bowens lit up the scoreboard with 22. Darius Dowdy added 12 and David Bridges nine.
Holly High teams went on the road to Marks Tuesday of last week and split with the Dragons.
The Hawks improved to 19-2 on the season with a 54-44 win over Palmer.
Coach Naylond Hayes’ team fell behind 8-4 after one quarter but went on a 28-12 run in the second and third.
Holly Springs enjoyed balanced scoring. Ryan Wilkins was the top point man with 14. Darius Dowdy scored 12, Kentona Shipp 10, and Javian Agnew and Johnathan Bownes nine each.
The Lady Hawks got a game-high 24 points from Megan Crittle but lost a 69-54 decision to the Lady Dragons.
Shakerra Dawkins added 15 points for the Holly High girls.
The Lady Hawks led 14-13 after one period but fell behind 30-25 at the half.
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