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Both SF squads finish strong

Both SF squads finish strong
Both SF squads finish strong

South Fulton’s Montre Lewis
Both South Fulton basketball teams will have a Happy New Year after Thursday’s action at the 46th annual Martin Lions Club Christmas Tournament.
In their last game of the 2010 calendar year, the SF boys earned seventh-place honors after their 58-46 triumph over Fulton City.
Meanwhile, the Devil-ettes drubbed Hickman County (Ky.) 66-42 to claim fifth place.
Both South Fulton teams return to the hardwood at home Tuesday evening against Hickman County.
SF 58, Fulton City 46 (B)
Trailing 21-18 at intermission, the Red Devils (7-7) opened the second half on a tear.
All totaled, South Fulton bested FC 16-3 during the first five-plus minutes of the third to pull ahead by 10 markers (34-24).
During the run, Kyle Clouse swished a pair of treys, while Tevarius James had two baskets.
“I thought we played pretty good for a quarter and a half but had another lull there before halftime,” SF boys’ coach Wes Miller said. “The first few minutes of the third quarter were really important to us. I also thought we made a lot of big free throws and our percentage was at 70 percent (21-for-30) for the first time all year.”
SF was clutch at the charity stripe in the final 1:22. The Redmen hit 7-of-8 free throws in that span.
“We finished like we’re supposed to,” Miller continued.
Montre Lewis had a team-best 16 points for SF. Eight of his tallies came by way of free throw.
Clouse, who ended the game with four 3-pointers, totaled 13 markers, while Jordan Davis added 11.
Also noteworthy was Harrison Hawks, who finished a bucket shy of twin figures with eight points.
SF 66, H’man Co. 42 (G)
After being behind 5-0 early in the first, the Devilettes took charge of the game, outscoring HC 18-6 the rest of the frame to go up 18-11 with eight minutes complete.
SF’s surge continued through the second period with an 8-0 run to open the quarter that put the county locals up 28-11.
“I think our defense played pretty good, especially in the second quarter, and we kept them out of the paint, which was important,” SF girls’ coach Curt Lee said. “We still need to work on rebounding. They got too many second chances and we missed the front end of some 1-and-1’s.”
Ka-lon Martin was the top scorer for the Devilettes with 16 points.
Taleeah Cross finished with 15 markers, while Laken Haley turned in a 10-point outing.
The largest lead of the game for South Fulton (8-5) was a 27-point advantage late in the fourth period.

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