Cards record wins
The Potts Camp Cardinals ended 2018 on a good note and began 2019 the same way.
They got wins over a pair of bigger schools, Amory and Aberdeen, both from Monroe County.
Mitchell Saulsberry was the star of the show December 29 at Itawamba Community College in Fulton as the Class 1A Cards dominated 4A Amory 87-64.
Saulsberry poured in a game-high 30 points, 21 of those coming in the second half.
Potts Camp surged ahead 24-11 after one quarter and led 44-32 at the half and went on to win by 23.
Also scoring in double figures for coach Jeremy Dillard’s team were Martavious Frost and Kedavian Faulkner with 13 each and Kylan Conners with 10.
Isaiah Thompson had 29 for the Panthers.
Then last Friday night, the Cardinals hosted Aberdeen. They took control early and beat the 3A Bulldogs 85-70.
Potts Camp erupted out of the starting gate, building a 26-10 lead. Saulsberry had 10 of his 24 points in the opening quarter.
The advantage was 42-26 at the half.
Aberdeen couldn’t rally in the final 16 minutes, and The Cardinals won by 15.
Walter Hamilton had 22 points for Potts Camp, including four three-point shots in the first half. Also in double digits wre Faulkner with 12 and Frost with 10.
Jacquette Young had a game-high 29 for the ’Dogs.
The Potts Camp girls dropped a 71-42 decision to Aberdeen Friday night at home.
They fell behind 21-7 after one quarter and trailed 39-21 at halftime and 50-34 following three periods.
Malasha Faulkner scored 11 for the Lady Cardinals and Lakayla Collins nine.
The Lady Cardinals (2-12) and Cardinals (10-5) visited West Union Tuesday. They host Marshall County rival Byhalia Friday night. Next Tuesday, Jan. 15, they host Hickory Flat.