Thursday, January 28, 2010
Potts Camp battles district opponents
The Potts Camp Lady Cardinals and Cardinals had different outcomes versus a couple of Region 2-1A foes last week.
The boys beat West Union Tuesday while the girls lost. Then on Friday, the girls blasted Ingomar while the boys came up short.
The Potts Camp Cardinals evened their district and overall marks with a home win over West Union January 19.
Coach Matt Horton’s squad knocked off the Eagles 63-60 to go to 3-3 in Region 2-1A play and 10-10 overall.
The Cardinals led 33-24 at the half.
LaDarrius Beard was the top gun with 20 points. JaVaughn Jones tossed in 16.
The Lady Cardinals’ district clash versus the same school did not go their way. They lost a 57-55 nail-biter to West Union.
The Potts Camp girls trailed 17-12 after one quarter, 29-25 at the half and 43-34 following three periods. They outscored the Lady Eagles 21-14 in the fourth but it wasn’t enough.
Top scorers for the Lady Cardinals, who dropped to 17-4 overall and 4-2 in the district, were Lamonica Ingram with 16 points and Kenyotta Jenkins and Tenesha Woods with 10 each.
The Lady Cardinals got back on the district winning track January 22 at Ingomar. Behind Jenkins’ 24-point performance, they dominated the Lady Falcons 68-34.
Fourteen of the Ole Miss signee’s points came in the first quarter as Potts Camp raced to a 24-9 lead.
The Lady Cards were up 33-24 at the half and outscored Ingomar 35-10 in the second half.
Also scoring in double figures for the Potts Camp girls (18-4 overall, 5-2 in district) was Ingram with 15.
The Potts Camp boys battled hard versus the high-flying Falcons in the nightcap Friday before falling 72-62.
The Cardinals trailed 17-16 after one quarter. The second quarter proved to be the difference. That’s when Ingomar outscored the visitors 18-5 to take a 35-21 halftime advantage. The Falcons led by as many as 22 early in the fourth before winning by 10.
Beard had a career-high 28 points for Potts Camp. Allen Robinson and Johnathan Falkner added 14 and 11, respectively.
Ingomar continued its quest for the top seed in the district tournament by going to 19-3 overall and 6-1 in the district. The Cardinals’ marks went to 10-11 overall and 3-4 in the district.
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