Photo by Dillon DayJulia Vaughn looks to the goal with Ahlayiah Loveberry in pursuit.
Holly High sweeps Byhalia
Holly Springs teams invaded the home of county rival Byhalia Friday night and left with a pair of double-digit district wins.
Derek Fountain's 18point, 10-rebound performance led the Hawks to a 73-59 victory in Region 2-3A action.
"We had another hardfought game versus our county rivals," said Kenzaki Jones, head coach of the Hawks. "We were able to hold them off and continue our division win streak (7-0). As always, I'm proud of our guys and their efforts."
The Hawks led 19-12 after one quarter, 32-27 at the half and 52-46 following three quarters.
Others scoring in double digits for Holly High were Cori Bell with 15, Tyhem Reaves with 13 and Ded'drick Faulkner with 11.
The Hawks shot 43 percent from the field (28 of 65).
For Byhalia, Ra'Mond Tuggles scored 17, Jacoreion Crockett 13 and Jacorian Smith 10.
The Hawks improved to 17-6 overall.
The Indians went to 11-8 overall and 1-6 in the district.
Three Holly Springs High School Lady Hawks had big nights in a 68-54 district win over the rival Lady Indians.
Julia Vaughn, Dajah Turner and Celekeisha Brown combined to score 53 points.
Vaughn led the way with 19. She also grabbed 12 rebounds and had five steals.
Turner scored 18 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out five assists. She was eight of 11 from the freethrow stripe.
Brown scored 16, including four threes.
The Lady Hawks were up 30-24 at halftime.
Holly High out-rebounded Byhalia 43 to 27.
Top point producers for Byhalia were Jasmine Malone with a game-high 26 and Darianna Wilson with 12.
The Lady Hawks improved to 15-6 overall and 5-2 in the district.
The Lady Indians went to 8-11 overall and 1-6 in the district.