Thursday, January 3, 2013
Indians turn back Trojans
By BARRY BURLESON
A young group of Byhalia Indians turned up the defensive pressure and got a win over Bruce Saturday in the “O” Town Showdown at Oxford.
Coach Todd Hutchinson played one senior, five sophomores and two freshmen in the 66-49 win over the Trojans.
He credited his squad’s defense. The Indians held Bruce, a team that scored 83 points a week before in a one-point loss to unbeaten Baldwyn, to just 49.
“Winning with defense has always been my philosophy – guard and rebound,” Hutchinson said. “It works and we did that Saturday against a very athletic team.”
Three sophomores led Byhalia in point production – Tavis Golden with 17, Kendrick Parker with 16 and Ladarius Confer with nine.
The Indians’ victory in the “O” Town Showdown followed a 49-38 loss Friday to Lafayette in the holiday tournament.
“They tipped one in right before halftime to go up 22-21,” Coach Hutchinson said.
“We competed, but they hit a spurt late in the third quarter and we couldn’t recover.”
Byhalia sank only six of 16 free-throw attempts.
Top scorers in the loss to the Commodores were Malik Stewart with 10 and Pat Stevenson with nine.
He said his young Indians faced an uphill climb against a more experienced Lafayette team. Next year Byhalia will step up in classification, from 3A to 4A, and be in the same division with the Commodores.
The Indians (7-11) will return to action Friday night when they travel to Class 5A Hernando. They’re 1-1 in Region 3-3A and will resume district play Tuesday, Jan. 8, with a trip to Charleston.
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