Thursday, December 9, 2010
Potts Camp boys win two of three
By BARRY BURLESON
Potts Camp basketball teams tuned up for district play by participating in the Walnut Tournament last week.
The Cardinals won two of three in the tourney and the Lady Cards one of three.
Potts Camp squads opened district play Tuesday at home versus West Union and then hit the road to face district foes Ingomar Friday and Blue Mountain next Tuesday, Dec. 14.
P.C. vs. B. Mountain
Potts Camp tipped off the Walnut Tournament Monday night, Nov. 29, with both teams dominating Blue Mountain.
The Lady Cardinals got 31 points from Tenesha Woods in a 59-38 rout.
The Potts Camp girls stormed to a 17-5 lead after one period and led 34-21 at the half. They then outscored Blue Mountain 16-4 in the third to ice the victory.
Four Cardinals hit for double digits as they bombed Blue Mountain 75-45.
Allen Robinson’s 17 points led the attack. Antonio Love added 12. Quinton Hankins and Lavonte Richmond had 10 each.
Potts Camp was up 44-26 at halftime and then went on an 18-7 run in the third period to secure the win.
P.C. vs. Walnut
A Potts Camp rally fell short versus Walnut Friday night, and the Lady Cardinals fell to the host squad 70-67.
“We were down pretty much the whole game,” coach Tana Miller said. “We were down 14 (59-45) going into the fourth quarter and got to within one, but they (Walnut) knocked down their free throws.”
Woods remained red hot from the field. She scorched the nets for 26 points. Zana Davis was close behind with 20.
The Potts Camp boys used a 19-3 run in the second quarter to pull away from Walnut. They went on to win 70-40.
Robinson was again the top gun. He scored 18. Love followed with 11 points.
P.C. vs. Ashland
The Lady Cardinals lost another nail-biter Saturday night – 44-43 to Ashland.
“There were several lead changes – back and forth,” Coach Miller said. “In the end, turnovers got us.”
Ashland led 8-2 after one quarter but Potts Camp surged ahead 17-16 at the half. The game was tied at 31 after three.
Woods closed the tournament with another outstanding offensive night. She scored 26 of the team’s 43 points. Davis had 10 for Potts Camp (3-7).
“Tenesha (Woods) is really stepping up for a sophomore,” Miller said. “She’s giving me everything. She’s the most experienced one out there, and I’m proud of her. Zana (Davis) is playing well, too.
“We’re just young, and that inexperience is showing. But I like the fact that we keep fighting. We just have to cut the turnovers.”
For the Lady Blue Devils, Trenise Hampton scored 14 and Raquetta Allen 12.
Ashland completed its sweep of Potts Camp in the nightcap. The Cardinals fell 80-49.
The Devils led 22-11 after one quarter and then outscored the Cards 29-6 in the second quarter.
Jamarques Foster had 10 for Potts Camp (3-7).
Leading Ashland were Ted Parker with 20, Jamarcus Poplar with 18 and Jeremy Williams with 15.
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