Soaring Hawks wrap up top seed
The Holly Springs Hawks left Senatobia Friday night as the number one seed in the upcoming Region 2-3A Tournament.
Coach Kenzaki Jones' squad knocked off the Warriors 68-50 to improve to 9-0 in the district.
"I really think we are beginning to come together," he said. "Everyone has bought in, and they're working hard.
"We have been tested throughout the season and have seen just about everything we may face. I think we have learned how to adjust and figure out how to win."
Three Hawks scored in double digits in the 18-point win in neighboring Tate County. Derek Fountain had 15, Cori Bell 12 and Ded'Drick Faulkner 10. Marquavous Jones followed with nine.
Holly High took control in the first half, leading 39-16 at intermission.
The Lady Hawks struggled to score at Senatobia and fell 77-22.
They scored 10 of their 22 points in the opening quarter, trailing 16-10 after the first eight minutes. Then they tallied five in the second, five in the third and two in the fourth.
Julia Vaughn scored 11, half of Holly High's total. Holly High-Independence
Holly Springs teams split with Independence Tuesday, Jan. 28, on the road.
The Hawks poured it on in the fourth quarter to pull away from the Wildcats and win 8549.
Holly High clung to a 53-44 lead after three periods and then outscored the home team 32-5 in the final eight minutes of play.
Fountain carried the load for the Hawks. He scored a game-high 27 points.
Also hitting in double digits were Bell with 11 and Cadarius Autry with 10. Faulkner contributed nine.
The Lady Hawks dropped a 50-29 decision to Independence.
They trailed 22-13 at halftime and could only muster 16 more points in the second half.
Dajah Turner scored more than half of Holly High's points. She finished with 17.
The Hawks (20-6) and Lady Hawks (16-8 overall and 5-4 in the district) finished regular season district play by hosting Water Valley on Tuesday of this week.
The Region 2-3A Tournament will be played next week at Independence.