Thursday, December 29, 2011
Tournament time for teams
By BARRY BURLESON
Marshall County teams are playing in various tournaments this week, plus H.W. Byers and Holly Springs will collide in a regular season game Friday.
The Potts Camp Lady Cardinals are playing in the O-Town Showdown at Oxford this week. They will face Lafayette Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 4 p.m., and Independence Thursday, Dec. 29, at 1 p.m.
Both Holly High squads participated in the Alcorn Central Holiday Hoops Tournament Tuesday of this week – the boys battled Cordova (Tenn.) and the girls met Tupelo Christian Preparatory School.
The Holly Springs boys and girls will play in the Kiwanis Christmas Classic at Booneville Thursday. The Lady Hawks go against Houston at 4 p.m. at Northeast Community College, and the Hawks will face North Pontotoc at 7 p.m. at Booneville High School.
The Holly High teams will then invade county rival H.W. Byers this Friday night, Dec. 30.
“Our defense is not as solid as I want it to be,” said Naylond Hayes, head coach of the Hawks, who are 11-3. “We have some new people, and we’re still trying to get it together.”
Holly High’s first district game is Friday, Jan. 13, at home versus Belmont.
The Byhalia Lady Indians are playing in the Collierville (Tenn.) Classic this week. They met the host school Tuesday night and will continue play this week with game-times depending on the outcome of the round one contest.
The Byhalia Indians will play in the Fayette-Ware (Tenn.) Classic December 29-30. They will go against the host school Thursday at 7 p.m. and then collide with Haywood County (Tenn). Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Next Tuesday night, Jan. 3, the Potts Camp Lady Cardinals and Cardinals host Hickory Flat, the Byhalia Lady Indians and Indians host Charleston and the Holly Springs Lady Hawks and Hawks travel to Olive Branch.
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