Cards’ offense clicks in wins
Potts Camp basketball teams didn’t let the week off due to snow and ice slow them down.
They swung back into action Tuesday, Jan. 23, at home with a sweep of Region 2-1A opponent Myrtle.
Jazmine Anderson’s 26 points led the Lady Cardinals to a 55-38 win. She hit five threes, with three of those coming in the second half.
Ashley Anderson was also in double digits with 13 points, eight of hers coming in the first half.
The game was close at intermission, with Potts Camp clinging to a 20-17 advantage.
But the second half was all Lady Cardinals as they outscored the Lady Hawks 35-21.
The Potts Camp boys were on fire, almost hitting the century mark. They routed Myrtle 88-67.
It was much the same story as the girls game. The Cardinals were up 35-29 at halftime and then outscored the Hawks 53-38 in the second half.
Four Potts Camp players scored in double figures – Jaquives Muse with 23, including four threes, Trell Kimmons with 22, Martavious Frost with 16 and Mitchell Saulsberry with 12.
Potts Camp teams split with district opponent Falkner Friday night on the road.
The Cardinals’ high-scoring act continued. They dominated the Eagles 84-43.
Coach Jeremy Dillard’s team lit up the scoreboard with 42 points in the first half and led by 18 (42-24) at the break.
The red-hot Cards then put up 38 points in the third quarter and coasted to the 41-point win.
It was a balanced scoring attack for Potts Camp. Hitting in double digits were Kedavian Faulkner with 14, Frost, Saulsberry and Kimmons all with 13 each and Kylan Conners with 10.
The Lady Cardinals dropped a 52-40 decision to the Lady Eagles in the first game of the evening.
Potts Camp trailed by just one after one quarter but got outscored 15-6 in the second. They were on the short end of the scoreboard, 27-17, at intermission.
Coach Brad Wren’s team battled basket for basket with Falkner in the second half before falling by 12.
A. Anderson had 15 points in the loss, and J. Anderson contributed 11.
The Lady Cardinals (10-11 overall and 5-4 in the district ) and the Cardinals (10-12 and 5-4) hosted West Union Tuesday. They will visit their neighbors in Benton County, Hickory Flat, Friday and next Tuesday, Feb. 6, they travel to face Marshall County rival H.W. Byers. All are district match-ups.