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UC boys work OT to upend Vikings

UC boys work OT to upend Vikings
The Union City boys had to work overtime to take down Humboldt on the middle school basketball court Monday.
Keric Brooks sank the pair of free throws that sealed the deal, according to UC boys’ coach Ronald Ward, in the locals’ 56-54 overtime triumph over the Vikings.
The Twisters and H’boldt were tight throughout the game as it was knotted up at 25-all at halftime.
In other Monday action, the UC girls weren’t as fortunate as their male counterparts as they fell to Humboldt 44-27.
In action involving Obion County School System teams, the brooms came out.
South Fulton took both ends of a twinbill against Martin, with the boys’ a convincing 44-26 victors and the girls on the right side of a 37-28 final.
Hillcrest swept York Hill, with the boys winning 46-23 and the girls victorious 43-34 and Ridgemont came out on top — the boys by a 40-25 margin and the girls by a 39-22 score — over Rutherford.
Tonight’s middle school slate has Lake Road hosting Lake County and SF coming to Union City.
Twisters’ OT victors
The Union City 1-2 punch of Travis Rutland and Keylon Hyde was hard for the Vikings to contain.
Rutland poured in 21 points and he pulled down 20 rebounds, while Hyde offered a dozen points and a like number of caroms during Monday’s overtime win.
Otherwise, Keontre Murrell also reached double digits for the Twisters (4-0, 3-0 in West Tennessee Athletic Conference play) with 11 points and five steals.
In the girls’ victory, Amber Fair tossed in nine markers for Union City (2-2, 2-1 WTAC) and Jackie Hudson contributed six points.
The Lady Tornadoes trailed 20-14 at intermission, but Humboldt was able to broaden its lead in the second half on Monday.
SF sweeps Martin
The Devilettes trailed by one (14-13) at halftime but, by the end of the third quarter, they were back ahead 26-23.
In the fouth canto, the South Fulton girls sealed the deal as they bettered the Lady Panthers 9-5 in that frame.
Talea Cross put together the most impressive line for the Devilettes (4-0) as she totaled 10 points, seven rebounds and five steals.
Also scoring 10 points for SF was Lakin Hailey, while Ke-lon Martin contributed seven points and six caroms for the victors.
Paxton Pair also offered five points for the Devilettes, while Genna Bennett pitched in three and Allison Steam a pair during the victory.
In the boys’ win, South Fulton (3-1) got a double-double from Ryan Prince, who accumulated a team-high 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Jacquay Garmon was two points shy of double digits with eight markers and J.P. Fowler offered six points for the victors.
Tevaris James pulled down five caroms for SF.
Hillcrest takes two
Tory Reedy was stuck on the number 11 as she scored that many points and pulled down a like number of rebounds in the Lady Cougars’ victory on Monday.
Kelsey Gibson was the top point contributor for the Hillcrest girls (2-0) as she totaled 13 points.
HC led 12-11 after a quarter, 24-14 at intermission and 38-21 with three periods complete en route to the victory.
On the boys’ side, the Cougars (1-1) bettered YH 17-6 in the third quarter to cement their first win of the campaign.
Bryan Morris powered Hillcrest with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Pablo Salas added 10 markers and a like number of caroms.
The H’crest basketball teams return to action on Thursday at Lake Road.
Ridgemont twice winners
Paige Hicks, Taylor Baker and Billie Pruett each scored nine points to key the Lady Mustangs’ 17-point victory against Rutherford.
Mary Helen Driver also contibuted eight points and seven rebounds for Ridgemont (2-1).
In the boys’ game, Brett Burress topped the scoring summary with 11 markers and five rebounds, while Brett Scillion offered eight points and six caroms for the Mustangs (1-2).
Josh Floyd also offered a half-dozen points and a like number of rebounds for the victorious R’mont boys.
Ridgemont returns to action Thursday when it hosts Paris Inman.

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