Thursday, February 4, 2010
Lady Lions rout Ingomar
By BARRY BURLESON
The H.W. Byers Lady Lions remained solidly atop the district race with an easy win at Ingomar on Tuesday of last week.
The Byers girls improved to 20-6 overall and 8-0 in Region 2-1A with the 59-30 victory.
Kourtney Coleman, Alexis Hardaway and Brionne Gulledge were the scoring stars for coach Jason Thompson. Coleman led the way with 20 points, while Hardaway had 14 and Gulledge 11.
An aggressive Byers defense held the Lady Falcons to single-digit scoring in each quarter.
The Lady Lions led 13-3 after one period, 30-12 at the half and 48-21 following three quarters.
The H.W. Byers boys found themselves on the other end of the scoreboard. They fell 91-69 to the high-flying Falcons.
The Lions dropped to 6-17 overall and 4-4 in the district. Ingomar improved to 21-3 overall. The Falcons are ranked number two in Class 1A, behind another Region 2 squad – Myrtle.
Ingomar led Byers 20-12 after one quarter and 42-27 at the half. The hard-fighting Lions outscored the Falcons 20-19 in the third but Ingomar pulled away in the fourth.
Jeremy Williams was the shooting star in the game. The Byers player lit up the scoreboard with a game-high 35 points.
Five Falcons scored in double figures, led by Zach Carnell’s 23.
H.W. Byers teams hosted West Union Tuesday. They go to Potts Camp Thursday to wrap up regular season district play. Friday, the Lady Lions and Lions host Tunica Rosa Fort.
The Region 2-1A Tournament will be held next week at West Union.
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