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Victory barely eludes Black Oak girls

Victory barely eludes Black Oak girls
Close, but no cigar.
The Black Oak girls came within three points of a victory Thursday evening as they fell 28-26 to Rutherford in middle school basketball action.
Meanwhile, in the boys’ game, BO trailed 26-10 at halftime and lost 46-24.
In other action involving local middle school teams on Thursday evening, the Hillcrest girls downed Lake Road 41-32, while their male counterparts were dropped 49-23 by the Generals.
Ridgemont split with Paris Inman with the girls’ 39-21 victors and the boys falling 38-33.
The Union City gals drubbed Halls 42-14, while the Twisters’ suffered their first loss of the season — a 42-37 decision.
BO girls get close
Ashlynn Hamm had a huge game for the Lady Eagles with 10 points and 12 rebounds in the heartbreaking loss.
Abby Blackburn also reached double digits in the rebounding department for Black Oak (0-3) with 10 caroms and six markers.
At halftime, BO was knotted with the Lady Bulldogs at 8-all.
In the nightcap, Cameron Williams was the top contributor with six points for the Eagles (0-3) and Vernie Erwin added five points during the defeat.
Also notable for the BO boys was Blake Rudd with four points and six rebounds.
Black Oak hosts Ridgemont Monday evening. A girls’ “B” game is set for 5 that evening with the varsity action set to tip off at 6.
HC girls, LR boys win
The Lady Cougars trailed 14-6 after one quarter, but they regrouped to hold a 20-19 advantage at halftime and were ahead 31-26 with three periods complete.
Ashlyn Runions poured in a game-high 15 points for Hillcrest (3-1), while Kelsey Gibson added 10 for the victors.
Lady Cougar Tory Reedy was a force in the lane as she pulled down 11 rebounds.
For Lake Road (3-1), Brandi Goodman tossed in 14 points and she pulled down 13 rebounds, while Charity Howard busted four 3-pointers for a total of a dozen markers.
Brooke Jennings also contributed six points and a like number of assists for LR.
In the boys’ game, the Generals (1-3) led 11-2 after one, 21-11 at halftime and 40-20 with three complete.
Shaw Logan was the leading scorer for LR with 14 points, while Austin Cartin added nine points and seven caroms.
Casey Mallard had a diverse stat sheet that featured seven points, five rebounds and five steals.
Pablos Salas was the top performer for Hillcrest (1-2) as he totaled 10 points and seven rebounds.
Both schools return to action next Thursday, with H’crest at South Fulton and Lake Road hosting Black Oak.
UC boys suffer first loss
Travis Rutland dropped in 12 points and brought down 11 rebounds but, in the end, it was not enough for the Twisters (5-1, 3-1 in West Tennessee Athletic Conference play).
Keylon Hyde also finished in double digits with 13 points and nine caroms, as did Keontre Murrell (10 points and four rebounds).
In the girls’ game, Jackie Hudson posted a double-double with 11 points and 16 rebounds during her team’s whipping of Halls.
The Lady Tornadoes (3-3, 3-1 in WTAC play) held a 16-6 advantage over their Lauderdale County opposition at intermission.
Sadie Hollis tallied seven points for Union City.
UC returns to action on Monday when it hosts Dyersburg. A girls’ “B” game is scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m. with varsity play getting under way an hour later.
Ridgemont split
Billie Preuett led the way for the victorious Lady Mustangs with 13 markers in its 18-point victory over Paris Inman.
Taylor Baker contributed eight points and Paige Hicks added seven markers for Ridgemont (3-1).
In the boys’ game, Brett Scillion was the top performer for the Mustangs (1-3) as he totaled eight points, while Eric Torres put in seven.

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