Cards roll past Patriots
Jeremy Dillard, in his first season as head coach of the Potts Camp Cardinals, said his team is a work in progress.
And he liked what he saw November 14 when his Class 2A Cards went on the road and pulled away from Class 5A Lewisburg in the second half for a big 82-53 victory.
“It was a good team win,” he said. “We lost our point guard (Kylan Conners) to an injury in the first quarter, and Mitchell Saulsberry got in foul trouble early.
“I was pleased to see how well the team handled the adversity. Hopefully, we will continue to make steps to get to where we want to be as a program.”
Potts Camp carried a slim 34-29 lead to the locker room at halftime.
But the Cardinals came out in the third on a mission. They outscored the Patriots 19-8 in that quarter and then 29-16 in the fourth on the way to the 29-point win.
Kedavian Faulkner led the way with 19 points and six rebounds. Martavious Frost contributed 14 points and 12 rebounds. Trell Kimmons had 13 points and three assists.
“I will continue to challenge them to take pride and build a program our community can be proud of,” Dillard said.
“I love how we are growing from game to game. We are starting to put the pieces in the right places for us to be successful.”
Lady Cards lose
The Potts Camp girls fell behind by 19 points at halftime and went on to lose to Lewisburg 71-43.
The Lady Cardinals trailed 19-9 after the first quarter, 39-20 at intermission and 60-34 following three periods.
Top scorer in the loss was Lakayla Collins with 11. She hit three threes in the third quarter. Also in double digits was Ashley Anderson with 10. She was six of six from the free-throw stripe in the first half.
The Lady Cardinals (1-3) and the Cardinals (2-2) visited Saltillo this past Friday night. They were scheduled to play in the Wheeler Turkey Tournament on Monday and Tuesday of this week, Nov. 20-21.
The Potts Camp boys will play in the Lighthouse Classic at Corinth on the day after Thanksgiving – Friday, Nov. 24. They will face Alcorn Central at 9 a.m.
Next Tuesday night, Nov. 28, the Lady Cards and Cards go to Coldwater.