Better late than never for HC in girls’ besting of Ridgemont

Better late than never for HC in girls’ besting of Ridgemont
It seemed that neither team could get a leg up in the first half of the Hillcrest girls’ 31-23 win over Ridgemont Thursday night.
The Lady Mustangs held a 12-1 advantage over H’crest in jayvee action after one quarter. However, the host Lady Cougars bettered R’mont 13-1 in the second and led 14-13 at the break.
Both teams put in a lowly four points in the third quarter with the fourth quarter set to be the deciding factor.
During the final frame, the Lady Cougars bettered the opposition 13-6 to gain the triumph and avenge a Nov. 19 loss to R’mont.
In the nightcap, Ridgemont pressed the Cougars early and often, forcing numerous turnovers that turned into easy buckets in a 49-28 victory.
In other action Thursday night, Lake Road took both ends of a twinbill against Black Oak with a 44-23 girls’ victory and a 54-15 triumph in boys’ play.
South Fulton’s boys fell to Fulton County 40-27, while the girls remained undefeated with a 38-15 routing of the Lady Pilots.
Union City’s jayvee girls downed Halls 26-2. No report was called in to The Messenger from the UC boys’ jayvee game.
Obion Central’s frosh teams dropped both games in a doubleheader at Dyer County. The Lady Rebels were 57-54 losers with their male counterparts falling 68-60.
Meanwhile, Union City’s freshman boys were on the right side of a 67-58 final at Westview.
The following is a roundup of Thursday’s games as reported to The Messenger.
H’crest, R’mont split
In the girls’ game, Tory Reedy was two rebounds shy of a double-double for the Lady Cougars (7-4) with 10 points and eight boards.
Teammate Kelsey Gibson finished a point short of double digits with nine markers for Hillcrest.
Paige Hicks and Billie Pruett each had eight points for Ridgemont in the loss.
In the nightcap, the Mustangs led 13-8 after one, 32-15 at intermission and 39-23 with three in the books.
During the nightcap, Hillcrest — 2-9 on the season — was led by Camden Napper with 11 points.
Both H’crest teams take to the road next Thursday to take on South Fulton, while Ridgemont travels to Lake Road Monday.
Lake Road sweeps BO
Macy Wright paced the Lady Generals (4-6) with game-high 16 points and nine steals in the win with Leah Hutchison contributing a little bit over everything with a 3-point basket, four rebounds and five steals.
Charity Howard rounded out LR’s top performers with seven markers.
Black Oak was led by Chelsie Pitts with 13 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Morgan Quillions added five points and seven boards for the Lady Eagles.
In the boys’ matchup, Colton Woodward pitched in 16 for the Generals (4-6) with Shaw Logan adding nine and Josh Quinton contributing seven points and four boards.
The Eagles were led by Christopher Douglas with four points and nine rebounds. Morgan Quinton also tacked on four points for BO.
Both Black Oak teams are now 0-10 with the school’s last regular season games scheduled for next Thursday at Ridgemont.
UC girls thrash Halls
Sadie Hollis was the top contributor for the Lady Twisters (4-6, 4-4 in the West Tennessee Athletic Conference) with 10 points in her team’s shellacking of Halls.
In a girls’ “B” game, Brittany Parker led Union City with six points in a 26-14 triumph over Halls.
UC returns to action with “Player Appreciation Night” at home Monday evening against Lake County. A girls’ “B” game is scheduled prior to the varsity games.
Devilettes still perfect
SF’s girls led 11-2 after one quarter and 27-8 at halftime, en route to the commanding victory over Fulton County.
Marina Barclay was the top gun for the locals with 11 points while Macy Maxwell added seven points and six rebounds.
Cori Joe Edmison was pesky on defense for the Devilettes (11-0) with five steals with Lakin Hailey dishing out an equal number of assists.
In the nightcap, Khiry Lewis was atop the Devils’ scoring chart with 12 points.
Montre Lewis added 10 markers for South Fulton (8-3) during the defeat.
Both SF teams return to action Monday night at Martin.
Dyer Co. bests OC frosh
Offensive rebounds turned out to be a contributing factor to the losses of both Obion Central freshman teams.
In the boys’ outing, Patrick Minnick poured in 33 points with Jaquis Williams adding eight markers.
Williams also pulled down eight boards with Jayson Jackson bringing down seven.
As a team, the OC girls gave up 15 offensive rebounds. No individual stats were reported to The Messenger for the Lady Rebels.
The Central freshman return to action Monday night at home against Crockett County.
UC freshman boys win
Tyler Steward Crume scored 23 points with Lamarcus Allen contributing 22 in Union City’s win over Westview.
The Twisters (4-2) return to action next Saturday at Dyer County.

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