Thursday, February 2, 2012
County basketball summaries
By BARRY BURLESON
Holly Springs teams visited Kossuth Friday night and left Alcorn County with a pair of nip-and-tuck wins.
The Lady Hawks picked up their second straight win, both in Region 1-3A. They beat the Lady Aggies 39-38.
Megan Crittle was the top gun with 13 points. KeShauna Payton had 10.
Defense dominated the first half. Holly High led 12-7 at the break.
In the nightcap, the Holly High boys escaped with a 54-51 victory over the Aggies.
DeAndre Griffin was the leading scorer for the Hawks with 16. Justin Jeffries had 10.
The Lady Hawks are 4-20 overall and 2-3 in the district.
The Hawks are 15-9 overall and 3-2 in the district.
The district tournament will be played next week at Northeast Community College in Booneville.
The Byers Lady Lions and Lions picked up an easy sweep of Region 2-1A opponent West Union last week on the road.
The Byers girls were up 29-0 following one period January 24 and went on to the 96-20 victory.
Five Lady Lions scored in double figures – Justice Martin with 21, Kyra Gulledge 16, Shadae Nolan 14, Richenda Crutcher 13 and Dominique Rubin 12.
It was much the same story for the Byers boys. They led 23-11 after one and rolled to the 91-41 win.
Jarvis Jones blistered the nets for 23 points. Other top scorers were Anthony Mabon with 14, Chris Echols with 12 and Herrandus Washington with 11.
The district tournament will be played next week at H.W. Byers.
Potts Camp basketball squads lost a pair to Region 2-2A foe Walnut Tuesday of last week at home.
The Lady Cardinals (3-2 in the district) trailed 24-15 after one period and rallied to lead 29-26 at halftime. But Walnut outscored Potts Camp 12-3 in the third quarter and held on for a 56-49 win.
Tenesha Woods had more than half of the Lady Cards’ points. She scored 27.
The Potts Camp boys, coming off their first win of the season the previous Friday night, gave Walnut a battle early. They were up 19-14 at intermission.
But the Cardinals could only muster 11 points in the second half to Walnut’s 31, and they lost 45-30.
Three Potts Camp players had six points each – Jarvis Jones, Jamorris Reynolds and Brantley Harris.
The district tournament will be played next week at Calhoun City.
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