Thursday, January 5, 2012
Lady Cards go 1-2 in tight games
By BARRY BURLESON
Close games were common for the Potts Camp Lady Cardinals last week.
In holiday tournaments, they won by three and then lost a pair of games by two and three.
The Potts Camp girls came up with the big steals and buckets in the fourth quarter to beat the host team 43-40 December 27 in the Alcorn Central Holiday Hoops Tournament.
“We maintained a close lead in the second half and then Tenesha (Woods) had some big steals,” coach Tana Miller said. “Her speed gave them a hard time.”
Jessica Peterson had a big game offensively. She scored 20. Woods had 18.
“Offensively, both teams struggled in the first game back from the Christmas break,” she said.
The Lady Cards moved to Oxford Wednesday for the O-Town Showdown and dropped a 45-43 decision to Lafayette.
Potts Camp got off to a good start, leading 12-9. But the second quarter was a different story. That’s when the Lady Commodores outscored the Lady Cards 19-11 and surged ahead 28-23.
“Rebounding kept us in the game,” Miller said. “We fought hard on the boards. We were still sluggish offensively. We missed some easy shots.”
Woods was the top Potts Camp scorer with 17. Zana Davis added 14.
The Lady Cards returned to Oxford Thursday and dropped a hard-fought 58-55 contest to Independence. Their record went to 8-9.
Potts Camp was up 29-27 at the half. But Independence dominated the third, 13-6, and the Lady Cards could not recover.
Zana Davis turned in a strong 26-point performance. Woods was on top of her game, too, with 17 points and 13 rebounds.
The Potts Camp girls and boys hosted Hickory Flat Tuesday night. They go to Ashland Friday.
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