Photos by Barry Burleson
Janiya Mitchell (32) looks to pass to a teammate. In back is Soniya Mixon (15)

Deandre Martin faces some opposition as he looks to score versus the Bulldogs.

Photos by Barry Burleson
Corvell Todd (4) is double-teammed by New Albany as he tries to make a move near the goal.

Tialexus Stevenson (5) grabs a rebound versus New Albany.

Byhalia sweeps New Albany

Byhalia basketball teams cruised to 29- and 28-point wins over New Albany Tues­day of last week at home.

The Lady Indians started the night’s domination as they blistered the Region 1-4A foe 70-41.

Byhalia never trailed and surged ahead 18-6 on Shay Johnson’s drive to the goal at the end of the opening quarter.

Johnson then started the second with a nice pass to Tialexus Stevenson, who scored.

Later in the second period, Johnson scored nine consecutive points and the Lady Indians were up 33-15 at the half.

It was more Johnson in the third. Her breakaway basket stretched the lead to 42-17 and forced a New Albany timeout.

Byhalia was in total control, 52-29, at the end of the third quarter and went on to bury the Lady Bulldogs.

Johnson blistered the nets with a game-high 39 points. Shaquira Caradine was also in double digits with 12.

The Byhalia boys never trailed either as they rolled to a 74-46 victory over New Albany.

It was the Deandre Martin show early. He scored on back-to-back buc­kets, the latter a three, midway through the first to raise the lead to 14-6.

Jecoreion Crockett closed the first with a pair of threes. It was 25-12 after one period.

Crockett started the second with another long-range shot, and the rout was on.

At the end of the first half, coach James Sales’ Indians were on top 40-21.

Martin began the third with a three, and then three minutes later Corvell Todd lifted the home fans from their seats with a dunk on a fast break. It was 51-23.

Byhalia led 61-29 after three quarters and kept on cruising in the fourth.

Martin and Crockett were on fire. Each had 19 points. Martin hit five threes and Crockett four threes.

The Lady Indians (11-1) played in the fifth annual Magic Citi Showdown at Northpoint Christian School last weekend.

The Lady Indians and the Indians (6-6) will host cross-county rival Holly Springs on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

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