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Union City-South Fulton split needs not a recount

Union City-South Fulton split needs not a recount
There was no recount needed to determine which teams won during the Union City-South Fulton middle school basketball twinbill on Election Day.
The Red Devilettes held a 13-3 advantage through a quarter and they held on to win by a 36-28 margin.
Meanwhile, in the boys’ game, UC built a five-point lead through a quarter and they more than doubled that advantage en route to a 44-31 triumph.
In other middle school basketball action on Tuesday, Hillcrest split with Dyer as the girls were 21-12 victors and the boys fell 45-31 and Ridgemont dropped a twinbill at Martin with the gals edged 52-49 and their male counterparts dropped 36-25.
SF-UC split
Union City’s Keylon Hyde showed out in his first game back after suffering a broken ankle during football season.
Hyde propelled the Tornadoes (2-0) to the victory as he scored 10 points and brought down eight rebounds in just seven minutes of action.
Otherwise, Jamie Hyde tossed in nine points for UC and Kerry Brooks contributed six markers and six steals.
For South Fulton (1-1), Ryan Prince was the top performer with nine points and six rebounds, while Jacquay Garmon was good for eight tallies and Tevaris James five boards.
In the girls’ game, Lakin Hailey and Talea Cross both reached double digits with 13 and 11 points, respectively, for the victorious Devilettes (2-0). Cross also had 10 steals for SF.
Claire McConnell pitched in four for the victors, with Kalon Martin and Lexi Johnson both accounting for four rebounds.
No stats were reported to The Messenger by the UC girls.
SF hosts Black Oak on Thursday, while Union City entertains Three Oaks on the same evening.
At South Fulton, there will be a boys’ “B” game at 5 p.m.
Hillcrest girls win
The Lady Cougars held Dyer to just four points in the first half while the Obion Countians totaled six to lead by a pair at halftime.
The third quarter was the decider with H’crest outscoring the Lady Eagles 7-1 in that canto en route to the final total.
Kelsey Gibson propelled Hillcrest (1-0) with seven points and eight rebounds.
In the nightcap, the Cougars (0-1) fell behind 16-4 after one quarter and they were unable to overcome that early deficit.
Chandler Fussell was the top contributor for Hillcrest as he tossed in 18 points, while Bryan Morris had 11 markers and a like number of rebounds.
The H’crest basketball teams return to action next Monday against York Hill.
Ridgemont swept
Paige Hicks totaled 22 points, but it was not enough in the Lady Mustangs’ season opening loss at Martin.
Mary Helen Driver brought down 10 rebounds during the loss, while Taylor Baker and Nancy Davis both contributed five points for Ridgemont.
In the boys’ defeat, Brett Burress was a rebound shy of a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds, while Zack King pitched in five tallies and Riley Laster three.
Both Ridgemont teams return to the court Thursday at Lake Road.

In other middle school basketball action on Tuesday, Hillcrest split with Dyer as the girls were 21-12 victors and the boys fell 45-31 and Ridgemont dropped a twinbill at Martin with the gals edged 52-49 and their male counterparts dropped 36-25.
SF-UC split
Union City’s Keylon Hyde showed out in his first game back after suffering a broken ankle during football season.
Hyde propelled the Tornadoes (2-0) to the victory as he scored 10 points and brought down eight rebounds in just seven minutes of action.
Otherwise, Jamie Hyde tossed in nine points for UC and Kerry Brooks contributed six markers and six steals.
For South Fulton (1-1), Ryan Prince was the top performer with nine points and six rebounds, while Jacquay Garmon was good for eight tallies and Tevaris James five boards.
In the girls’ game, Lakin Hailey and Talea Cross both reached double digits with 13 and 11 points, respectively, for the victorious Devilettes (2-0). Cross also had 10 steals for SF.
Claire McConnell pitched in four for the victors, with Kalon Martin and Lexi Johnson both accounting for four rebounds.
No stats were reported to The Messenger by the UC girls.
SF hosts Black Oak on Thursday, while Union City entertains Three Oaks on the same evening.
At South Fulton, there will be a boys’ “B” game at 5 p.m.
Hillcrest girls win
The Lady Cougars held Dyer to just four points in the first half while the Obion Countians totaled six to lead by a pair at halftime.
The third quarter was the decider with H’crest outscoring the Lady Eagles 7-1 in that canto en route to the final total.
Kelsey Gibson propelled Hillcrest (1-0) with seven points and eight rebounds.
In the nightcap, the Cougars (0-1) fell behind 16-4 after one quarter and they were unable to overcome that early deficit.
Chandler Fussell was the top contributor for Hillcrest as he tossed in 18 points, while Bryan Morris had 11 markers and a like number of rebounds.
The H’crest basketball teams return to action next Monday against York Hill.
Ridgemont swept
Paige Hicks totaled 22 points, but it was not enough in the Lady Mustangs’ season opening loss at Martin.
Mary Helen Driver brought down 10 rebounds during the loss, while Taylor Baker and Nancy Davis both contributed five points for Ridgemont.
In the boys’ defeat, Brett Burress was a rebound shy of a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds, while Zack King pitched in five tallies and Riley Laster three.
Both Ridgemont teams return to the court Thursday at Lake Road.

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