Thursday, February 10, 2011
Byers sweeps opponents
By BARRY BURLESON
H.W. Byers basketball teams enter tournament time on a roll.
The Lady Lions and Lions swept Ingomar and West Union last week in Region 2-1A play. They are the number one and number three seeds, respectively, in this week’s tournament at Myrtle.
The girls completed the regular season 21-8 overall and 9-1 in the district and the Byers boys 8-14 overall and 7-3 in the district.
“I’m well pleased with the way we’re playing right now,” said Jason Thompson, head coach of the Lady Lions. “We ended the season like we needed to and we’re looking forward to the post-season.”
Lady Lions Kourtney Coleman and Kyra Gulledge combined for 52 points Monday, Jan. 31, in an 87-35 rout of Ingomar.
Byers was in control 35-10 at halftime.
Coleman had 29 and K. Gulledge 23. Alexis Hardaway contributed 12.
The Lions turned in a strong defensive effort and knocked off Ingomar 56-45 in the nightcap.
They trailed 32-26 at the half but held the Falcons to just 13 points in the second half and rallied for the win.
Ten Byers players scored. Anthony Mabon had 19.
The Byers girls concluded the regular season Tuesday, Feb. 1, with an easy 73-22 win over West Union.
They outscored the Lady Eagles 28-7 in the second quarter and led by 32 at intermission.
K. Gulledge poured in 28 points. Coleman added 15.
The Byers boys stretched a four-point halftime lead to an 81-72 win over West Union.
Mitchell Wilson and Chris Echols were the top guns for coach Trey Lawrence’s squad. They scored 16 and 14, respectively. Shantez Hearn had 14 and Cordarious Stone 10.
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