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Devils rally again; Rebels whip Cavs

Devils rally again; Rebels whip Cavs
The South Fulton boys did it again.
Trailing by five at halftime, the Red Devils mounted a comeback for the second straight evening to overtake Gleason and leave “Tater Town” with a 55-38 triumph on Tuesday evening.
All totaled, South Fulton held the Bulldogs to just eight points in the final two frames en route to the triumph.
Meanwhile, the Devil-ettes rebounded from Monday’s gut-wrenching defeat to Obion Central with a 60-47 triumph at Gleason.
The Rebel boys also bounced back from their Monday letdown at SF — shellacking Crockett County 79-49 on Tuesday.
In the opener at Troy, OC’s girls stretched their winning streak to seven games with a 81-24 whipping of the Lady Cavaliers in the opener.
The following is a roundup of Tuesday’s action involving SF and Central.
SF sweeps Gleason
The defense of Devils Jordan Davis and Khiry Lewis combined to silence Bulldog Ben Rollins in the second half on Tuesday.
At intermission, Rollins had drained five 3-pointers and totaled 20 markers.
He would not score again.
“We talked going in and I told the team that a loss tonight would erase everything they did against Obion Central,” first-year SF coach Wes Miller said. “I think our legs were a little dead in the first half from Monday’s game.”
Offensively, Davis led the way for South Fulton (3-2) with 14 points, six rebounds and three assists, while Ronald Lewis contributed 11 and four rebounds during Tuesday’s triumph.
Also, Montre Lewis totaled 10 for SF.
In the opener, the Devilettes (3-2) exploded out of the gate, besting Gleason 20-8 in the first quarter and enjoying a lead that was as large as 23 points just prior to halftime.
At intermission, South Fulton enjoyed a 39-21 over the traditon-rich Lady Bulldogs.
Laken Haley topped a list of four South Fulton players in double digits with 23 points.
Additionally, Taleeah Cross (12 points, seven rebounds and five steals), Ka-lon Martin (11 points, three rebounds and three steals) and Paxton Sisson (10 points and four rebounds) all finished in twin figures.
“We came out and shot the ball well,” Devilette coach Curt Lee said. “We were flat and unaggressive in the third and didn’t score a field goal, but we hit our free throws when it counted in the fourth.
South Fulton returns to action on Friday with its District 14A opener at Trenton.
OC wins twinbill
Whatever worries Obion Central (4-4, 1-0 in District 13AA action) might have had of a lag from Monday’s defeat to SF were quickly dismissed.
After one quarter, OC was up 18-3 and the county locals held a 35-24 advantage at halftime.
Tanner Noles drained five 3-pointers for the victors to account for all of his 15 points, while Jacob Wade offered 11 points and six rebounds for the Rebels.
Jaquis Williams, returning to the floor after missing Monday’s game due to a missed practice, gave Central a third player in double digits with 10 markers and seven boards.
Obion Central hosts Covington on Friday evening in Troy in its second 13AA twinbill of the campaign.
“Our effort was much better than it was on Monday,” Rebel mentor Bill Kail said. “We talked about how we were back and 0-0 and I’m glad we didn’t have to sit on the loss for long.”
In the girls’ game, the Lady Rebels (7-1, 1-0 in 13AA) never gave CC a chance, dashing to a 24-5 lead after one quarter and a 57-15 advantage at intermission.
Senior Carmen Garcia was the leading OC lady with 11 points, while classmates Mackenzie Tucker and Autumn Yates each scored 10.
Shannon Wiggins also had seven for Central.
“I think the biggest thing about this game is that 16 girls scored for us and we forced a lot of turnovers in the first half to get the big lead,” Lady Rebel coach Lyle LaRue said. “It was a complete team effort and we were able to get a lot of girls playing time.”

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