Thursday, January 17, 2013
Potts Camp sweeps Rebels
By BARRY BURLESON
Potts Camp teams celebrated nail-biting wins in rival territory Friday night.
The Lady Cardinals and Cardinals traveled just a few miles east on Highway 78 and knocked off Hickory Flat by three and five points, respectively.
Brittany Pitts’ three at the buzzer was the difference as the Potts Camp girls beat the Lady Rebels 65-62.
“It’s the second time this week (also versus North Pontotoc on Tuesday), that we decided to wait until the fourth quarter to play,” coach Tana Miller said.
Potts Camp trailed 16-10 following one quarter, 29-25 at the half and 46-42 after three. But they rallied in the fourth, outscoring Hickory Flat 23-16 for the three-point victory.
Leading the point production were Hayley Davis and Tenesha Woods with 14 each. Jessica Peterson had 13.
For Hickory Flat, Brianna Reaves scored a game-high 22. Others in double digits were Megan Roth with 15 and Amber Thompson with 13.
The Lady Cardinals improved to 16-4 overall and 2-0 in Region 2-2A.
The Potts Camp boys downed Hickory Flat in the nightcap, 68-63, for just their second win of the season.
They had lost to the Rebels by three early in the season.
Jamarquis Foster poured in a game-high 24 points for the Cardinals. Jarvis Jones was next with 14 and Keldrick Wiseman had 11.
Potts Camp took control early, going up 14-6 in the opening period. The Cardinals had a 27--point outburst in the second quarter and led 41-24 at the half.
A Rebel rally try fell short in the second half as the Cardinals escaped with the five-point victory.
Top scorers for Hickory Flat were Jordan Thompson with 22 and James Baker with 19.
The Potts Camp boys entered this week’s competition at 2-18 overall and 1-1 in the district.
P.C. vs. N. Pontotoc
Potts Camp squads split with North Pontotoc on the road Tuesday, Jan. 8.
The Lady Cardinals, down 52-44 after three quarters, managed to pull out a dramatic 68-65 win.
They outscored the Lady Vikings 24-13 in the final eight-minute frame.
Three Potts Camp players scored in double figures – H. Davis with 20, Pitts with 17 and Peterson with 15.
The Cardinals were on the opposite end of a similar story. They led 46-45 after three quarters but couldn’t hang on – losing 65-56.
North Pontotoc (12-4 on the season) rallied in the fourth – outscoring Potts Camp 20-10.
Foster had 13 for the Cardinals in the loss.
Potts Camp teams host Blue Mountain Friday and then go to Bruce next Tuesday, Jan. 22.
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