Thursday, November 17, 2011
Byhalia girls begin season with wins
By BARRY BURLESON
The Byhalia Lady Indians began their season in fine fashion.
Coach Renee Crenshaw’s team turned back both Ashland and Lewisburg last week to start 2-0.
The Byhalia boys, led by new head coach Todd Hutchinson, went 1-2 during opening week.
Latara Jones and Quanisha Grayson combined for 36 points as the Byhalia girls knocked off Ashland 66-62 in overtime Tuesday night, Nov. 8.
Jones scored 20 and Grayson 16.
The Lady Indians jumped in front 15-11 in the first quarter but trailed 23-22 at the half. The second half was back and forth. Byhalia then outscored Ashland 13-8 in the extra period.
Dametris Anderson had a game-high 24 points for Ashland. Alontra Tucker added 11.
The Lady Indians then clobbered Lewisburg on the road Friday night by a 69-39 final.
Grayson was on fire, scoring 30 points. Jones had nine.
The Lady Indians outscored the Lady Patriots 43-14 in the second and third quarters.
The Byhalia boys tipped off their season with a 49-43 loss to Ashland.
They rebounded for a 44-41 win Friday night at Lewisburg.
Then the Indians dropped a close one, 59-56, Saturday to West Oktibbeha in triple overtime.
Byhalia teams host Horn Lake Friday night. They host Potts Camp next Tuesday, Nov. 22.
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