LR laughs last vs. Ridgemont

LR laughs last vs. Ridgemont
This time, Lake Road’s girls got the last laugh.
The Lady Generals avenged a loss from a week earlier to Ridgemont with a 59-50 triumph Monday night in jayvee basketball action.
Meanwhile, in the nightcap, the Mustangs procured as season sweep of LR with a 42-31 victory.
In the girls’ game, Macy Wright was a grab bag of offense for LR. She offered 16 points, seven steals, six rebounds and six assists to guide the Lady Generals.
In other jayvee action Monday night, Union City’s boys fell at home in West Tennessee Athletic Conference action 41-27 to Lake County, with the Lady Twisters on the wrong side of a 40-16 final.
South Fulton’s girls tasted defeat for the first time in a 35-28 loss at Martin. Meanwhile, the Devils were dropped 48-18 by the Weakley Countians in the nightcap.
Obion Central’s freshman girls downed Crockett County 51-15, while the Lady Rebel “B” team took a 38-8 decision at Munford Friday night.
The following is a roundup of the local jayvee games as reported to The Messenger.
LR, R’mont split
Lake Road led after every quarter with a 16-10 advantage after one, a 26-19 lead at intermission and a 39-37 edge with three quarters complete.
Whittney Dodd offered 14 points and six rebounds to the winning efforts with Charity Howard swishing four 3-pointers for a dozen markers.
Ridgemont was paced by Billie Preuett with a game-high 20 points with Paige Hicks and Ali McEwen each adding 13 markers in the defeat.
In the nightcap, Christian Higgins was the top performer with a dozen with Michael Hussey (11) and Laprince Gauldin (10) both reaching double digits for the ’Stangs.
Parker McMinn was the top performer for LR with eight points and six caroms with Austin Carter tacking on eight points and four rebounds for the Generals.
Tanner Cary finished the night with five assists and a like number of steals for the Generals.
Ridgemont returns to action against Black Oak Thursday in game that had to be rescheduled due to the school system’s staph infection scare. A girls’ “B” game will tip off at 5 p.m with the jayvee slate set to begin an hour later at 6.
Lake Road is at home Thursday evening also, hosting Lake County.
Devilettes perfect no more
The Devilettes trailed after every frame, down 11-6 after one, 13-9 at halftime and 25-19 at the end of three in Monday’s loss.
Talaeeh Cross was the top gun for South Fulton (11-1) with Lakin Hailey and Haley McKinney contributing eight and seven points, respectively.
In the nightcap, the SF boys were held to point totals of three, two, six and seven in the four respective quarters of the lopsided loss to Martin.
Shaquan Brown was the top performer for the Devils (8-4) with eight points in the downfall.
The loss marks the first time during the 2007-08 campaign that the South Fulton boys have lost back-to-back games.
Both SF teams return to action Thursday against Hillcrest at home.
UC washed away by LC
Shyheim Slayton paced the Twisters with 10 points, but it was not enough in the 14-point downfall to Lake County.
Payton Mosley chipped in eight markers for Union City (3-8, 2-7 in league play).
In the girls’ game, Sadie Hollis offered nine points to pace the Lady Twisters (4-7, 4-6 in the WTAC).
UC trailed 16-12 at the half, but the locals were outscored 24-4 in the second half.
Union City also suffered its first “B” team loss earlier in the evening with a 27-10 downfall to the Lady Falcons.
Brandi Eaton was the top gun with three points in the loss.
UC next plays on Jan. 3 at home against South Fulton.
OCCHS jayvee teams win
OC’s freshman girls allowed just eight offensive rebounds and had double digits in assists as a team for the first time all year in a victory over Crockett County Monday night.
Meanwhile, the Lady Rebels’ “B” team led from the outset in the Friday drubbing of Munford.

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