Thursday, January 13, 2011
Byhalia girls stun Lady Commodores
By BARRY BURLESON
The Byhalia Lady Indians and Indians find themselves at different spots in the Region 2-4A standings entering this week’s play.
Coach Renee Crenshaw’s Lady Indians stand atop the race at 5-0. Last week they beat Senatobia and stunned Lafayette, ranked number two in the state in Class 4A.
The Indians are 2-3 after a loss to the Warriors and a victory over the Commodores.
The Byhalia girls cruised to a 73-48 win Tuesday night, Jan. 4, at Senatobia.
Erica Bougard scorched the nets for 21 points. Megan Rayford was close behind with 17. Shandricka Sessom added 11.
The Lady Indians outscored the Lady Warriors 46-15 in the second and third quarters.
Coach Donald Bryant said his Byhalia boys simply “got out-hustled” in their 83-75 loss at Senatobia.
“Every loose ball, they (the Warriors) got it,” he said. “They had a lot of fight. If my guys got after it like that, we would be undefeated. We did not play defense like we should.”
The Indians trailed 11-0 early but led 18-17 after one quarter. Then in the second quarter they committed five turnovers in a row and ended up trailing 45-35 at the half. Byhalia trailed by five after three quarters before losing by eight.
Kenyatta Jones poured in 32 points for the Indians and grabbed seven rebounds. Courtney Warren had 20 points and nine rebounds. Jamison Euell contributed eight points and nine rebounds.
The Lady Indians opened the sweep of Lafayette at home with an impressive 58-51 win over one of the most highly-touted teams in the state.
M. Rayford sparked the Byhalia girls on offense. She scored 24 points. Bougard followed with 12 and Crystal Rayford scored nine.
The Lady Indians led 12-11 after one quarter and then outscored the Lady Commodores 14-7 in the second period. They were up 43-30 going into the fourth.
Sessom grabbed 12 rebounds in the win and C. Rayford 11.
The Indians earned a crucial district win, 79-73 over Lafayette.
K. Jones was on fire again – scoring 33 points. Euell had 14. Scoring eight each were Warren, Jamal Jones and Jalen Moffitt.
The Byhalia boys were on the warpath early. They led 22-6 after one quarter and 47-22 at halftime.
The Lady Indians (13-5) and Indians (8-9) continue their district slate this week and next. They were scheduled to visit Rosa Fort Tuesday. They host Lewisburg Friday and then play Center Hill at home next Tuesday, Jan. 18.
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