December 2, 2010
Marshall County teams fall to Tate teams
Three Marshall County teams took part in the Senatobia pre-holiday tournament November 22-23. They suffered three losses on opening day.
The boys from H.W. Byers (the Lady Lions did not participate), were matched against the Coldwater Cougars in the first game of the first round. The Cougars had practically owned the first period going up 17-6.
The Lions were being aggressive but they were also being plagued with turnovers. Their offense sparked one better than in the first frame but still down 27-13 at intermission.
They were still trying to get an offense which would click on all cylinders in the third.
They were beating the Cougars on the fast breaks but the shot production was low. The Cougars were maintaining a 20-plus lead throughout the third frame. It was 44-25 at the end.
Byers couldn’t turn it around and went out 59-40.
Note: Complete stats for this game were not available.
Lady Hawks fall
Each of these teams was looking for that elusive first win. The Holly High Lady Hawks were 0-5 and the Senatobia Lady Warriors were 0-4. They were pretty even in all categories in the first period. The Lady Warriors were a pair better at 8-6.
Scoring continued to be low in the second quarter and accuracy from the line was not much better. Both teams were getting charity opportunities but the shots weren’t falling, Senatobia took a dozen shots from the line and hit two. Holly High took six and made one. Senatobia moved out a little farther at 17-10 at the break.
Even down by six in the third, Holly High was not too far out of it. But Tanika Mickens shoved the Lady Hawks back down by nine when she hit a three at the third-period buzzer.
Senatobia began to really pull away in the last two minutes. Mickens’ long ball was still working and she popped three in succession to send the Lady Warriors to the victors’ column at 42-24.
Mickens had 12 for Senatobia.
This one was rough from the tip. The scramble was on for loose balls and rebounds. The Senatobia Warriors ran out to a 10-2 lead before Holly High started to apply the brakes. They pitched in nine quick points to make it 14-11 at the end of one.
Curterrious Jeffries evened it with an old fashion three. The Warriors were really hustling under the basket and vying hard for rebounds.
The Hawks were also hustling but the Warriors were keeping them at arms’ length. Holly High was not sustaining any scoring drives. They found themselves down by seven points at the half at 27-18.
The Hawks erased the Senatobia lead and got a tie at 33 on a long corner shot by David Bridges. Senatobia walked the lead back out to three at the end of three, 38-35.
The Hawks didn’t just crumble in the fourth; the Warriors were getting great service from their reserves. They left the Hawks behind by 12 in the last two minutes. They got the final three the old fashion way from Trisitian Moore to make the final 62-45.
Jonathan Bownes scored 15 for Holly High in the setback.
Moore had 13 for the Warriors.
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