Thursday, December 9, 2010
Holly High boys win home opener; girls fall
By CLAUDE VINSON
The teams of Holly High christened their home court with the first home game of the season Tuesday evening, Nov. 30, against the teams of Coldwater.
Holly High had met these foes already this season when they took part in the Cougar Classic in Coldwater prior to the holiday break.
In their game against the Lady Cougars on November 30, the Lady Hawks showed plenty of patience in the early going. They claimed the ball from the tip and held it over two minutes. They came up empty on that possession. Coldwater made good on its first possession with a trey from Charmaine Stackhouse. They added another deuce before the end of the quarter to make it 5-2.
The Lady Hawks had a productive spurt in the second period and put some points on the board, however, the increase paled in comparison to those added by the Lady Cougars. Coldwater padded its lead by 19 to make it 24-8 at intermission.
The Lady Hawks really began pushing it in the third. They didn’t add nearly enough digits to the board but they were handling the ball much better. The tally at the end of three was 40-17.
The Lady Cougars had been taking advantage of the Holly High turnovers the entire game. Holly High had committed 21 over the course of the game. Conversely, Coldwater had lost the ball through six errors. The Lady Cougars held Holly High to three points in the final frame and won with a 46-20 final.
Carrie Graham had scored most for the Lady Hawks with eight.
Jerontay Clemons scored 16 for Coldwater, aided by Stackhouse with eight. The win upped Coldwater’s record to 9-1 and the Lady Hawks went to 0-9.
Hawks down Cougars
The Holly High Hawks got back on the winning track when they ripped the Cougars in a game which was probably decided in the first frame. The Hawks came out smoking. They put up 15 points in the first four minutes. There was a pair of treys in that total. The Hawk reserves were getting time and increasing the tally. It was 22-7 at the end of the opening frame.
The Cougars tried to call a halt to the Hawks’ progress but they were making too many ball handling mistakes. They did better in the production department, sticking 11 more than they had in the first to trail 34-18 at intermission.
The Hawks had a player ejected in the third quarter for a flagrant foul. The player had no other ‘tech,’ however, the trio of officials had a conference at mid-court and ruled that the infraction had malicious intent.
The Hawks were not overly upset by the ruling and ended the third at 53-30.
Both teams had committed the identical amount of turnovers (15), but the Hawks made the most of their opportunities, going to the winner’s column with a 67-51 mark.
Holly High had three shooters with the good eye – Jonathan Bownes with 17, Gerald Jones with 14 and Kendrick Pool with 12.
Coldwater also had a trio of marksmen in the doubles country, however, their totals were lower. Marcel Hunt was first with 13. Devonta Roberts and Jakevian Farmer were next with 10 each.
The Hawks moved their record to 5-4 and the Cougars went to 2-7.
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