Thursday, February 25, 2010
Lions, Cardinals Lady Cards fall in North Half play
By BARRY BURLESON
Three Marshall County basketball teams were eliminated in the opening round of North Half play Tuesday of last week.
Both Potts Camp varsity teams fell at Shaw, while the H.W. Byers boys also lost on the road, at Coldwater.
The Lady Cardinals got 34 points from Kenyotta Jenkins but it wasn’t enough. They dropped a high-scoring contest to Shaw – 86-78.
Krystal Nailer scored 30 for Shaw.
“They couldn’t do anything with Kenyotta (a senior who has signed with Ole Miss) and we couldn’t do anything with the Nailer girl,” coach Tana Miller said.
“The girls played as hard as they’ve played since before Christmas. They played with a lot of heart.
“I’m disappointed the season has come to an end, but it was good to go out knowing the girls gave it all they had.”
The Lady Cards led 22-16 after one quarter and then fell behind 39-38 at halftime. It stayed tight in the second half. Shaw outscored Potts Camp 19-13 in the fourth quarter.
Lamonica Ingram added 25 points for the Lady Cardinals, who finished with a 20-10 record.
Potts Camp boys
The Cardinals hung with Shaw in the first 16 minutes but went on to lose by 35 points, 94-59.
Potts Camp trailed by 22-19 after one quarter and 43-36 at the half. But the second half was all Shaw. The home team lit up the scoreboard with 51 points while holding the visitors to 23.
Top point producers for the Cardinals were Johnathan Falkner and LaDarrius Beard with 14 each. Antonio Love scored 10.
Potts Camp finished with an 11-18 record.
H.W. Byers boys
Coach Jason Thompson said his H.W. Byers Lions dug themselves an early hole and couldn’t get out. Their season ended with a 74-64 loss at Coldwater.
“They played off their home crowd and jumped all over us,” he said.
“They made a lot of shots and we were rattled. We got behind and couldn’t catch up.”
Coldwater led 18-10 after one quarter, 40-32 at the half and 58-41 following three periods.
Byers’ Jeremy Williams was the game’s big-time scorer. He was on fire, tossing in 38. Marcus Rayford had 13.
The Lions finished with a 10-19 record.
For Coldwater, Darius Davis led the way with 25.
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