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Tide turn not beneficial to SF

Tide turn not beneficial to SF
The Tide turned on South Fulton’s basketball teams — literally — on Tuesday evening.
Just a night removed from SF’s season opening twinbill sweep against McKenzie, Trenton took a pair from the Obion Countians.
The Peabody boys triumphed 78-73, while the girls downed the Devilettes 48-33 in a District 14A twinbill.
During the boys’ game, Jonathan Avent pitched in a career-high point total for the second consecutive evening as he scored 29 points and he also brought down five rebounds.
Both SF teams return to action next Tuesday when they host Lake County.
Tipoff for that doubleheader is set for 6 p.m.
Trenton 78, SF 73 (B)
South Fulton trailed by as few as three points with 26 seconds remaining, but its inability to force a turnover or get a 10-second violation turned into a pair of Tide free throws that iced it.
Center George Garmon dropped in 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting and he pulled down a team-high nine caroms.
Prior to its fourth quarter rally, SF (1-1, 0-1 in 14A) trailed 17-12 after one, 40-26 at halftime and 58-45 with three complete.
“We were very competitive tonight,” Red Devils’ coach Keith Frazier said. “We had a stretch in the second quarter where we didn’t shoot very well, but we were able to cut back into their lead and have a chance to win.”
Trenton 48, SF 33 (G)
Lauren Dowdy totaled a career-high 15 points, but it was not enough to lift the Devilettes.
Maeghan Eaves pitched in 11 during the defeat.
The deciding moments of the game came during the third quarter as Trenton bettered South Fulton (1-1, 0-1 in 14A) 12-5 during that period.
“We started missing our shots around the basket in the third quarter and we couldn’t keep them from getting in the paint,” Devilettes’ mentor Curt Lee explained. “In order for us to be successful, we have to keep our opponents away from the easy layups and I think they made one shot from the outside during this whole game.”
South Fulton led 11-10 after one quarter, but the Obion Countians were down 22-18 at  halftime and 34-23 with three quarters of play complete.

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